You are Good, Lyman, But Are You UFC Betting-Good?

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
UFC betting Event - July 22, 2017

Weidman vs. Gastelum, the 25th UFC betting event in the UFC on Fox chronology, will present up-and-coming mixed martial artists such as Lyman Good and others with an opportunity to show how good they really are. The event will be held on July 22nd at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

Jimmie Rivera vs. Thomas Almeida

Division: Bantamweight

Offshore sportsbook odds for people who bet on UFC: TBD

Thominhas has nearly the same record as Rivera – if one were looking at it upside down. The Brazilian had a 21-fight winning streak snapped by Cody Garbrandt at the appropriately titled UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt on May 29, 2016 in Las Vegas. Almeida rebounded, though, with a TKO win over Albert Morales at FC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 on November 19, 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil which earned him Performance of the Night honors (his four such bonus in the last five bouts). He is a former MMA Super Heroes Bantamweight Champion and Legacy FC Bantamweight Champion.

Jimmie Ernesto Rivera is riding an 18-fight winning streak dating back to February 20, 2009. He is 20-1 in his career and 4-0 in the UFC, including a unanimous decision win over Urijah Faber at UFC 203 on September 10, 2016. The Puerto Rican is a former KOTC Flyweight Champion and CFFC Bantamweight Champion. “I think [Almeida]’s good, I just don’t think he’s in my league,” Rivera told Bloody Elbow. He certainly is not Lyman Good. Speaking of whom…

Lyman Good vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos UFC betting preview

Division: Welterweight

Offshore sportsbook odds for people who bet on UFC: TBD

Good won his last three straight fights including his UFC debut, but that was two years ago. The Puerto Rican was pulled out of Fight Night 80 in December, 2015 and then out of UFC 205 in November, 2016 due to an USADA violation. Good is a former Bellator Welterweight Champion and CFFC Welterweight Champion.

“Capoeira” dos Santos has six of his last seven fights including a UD win over Keita Nakamura at Fight Night: Lineker vs. Dodson on October 1, 2016 in Portland which improved his UFC record to 2-1 (16-5 overall) after losing his promotional debut to Nicolas Dalby at Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves on May 30, 2015 in Brazil. Dos Santos is a former Jungle Fight Welterweight Champion.

Rafael Natal vs. Eryk Anders UFC betting preview

Division: Middleweight

Offshore sportsbook odds for people who bet on UFC: TBD

Rafael Natal Diniz Franca has split his last four fights including back-to-back losses to Robert Whittaker at UFC 197 on April 23, 2016 in Las Vegas and Tim Boetsch at UFC 205 on November 12, 2016 in New York.

Anders is set to make his UFC debut as a replacement for Alessio Di Chirico. The former University of Alabama linebacker just became the inaugural LFA Middleweight Championship when he defeated Brendan Allen by unanimous decision at LFA 14: Rivera vs. Franchise on June 23rd – his seventh win in seven career fights.