UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee Betting Odds & Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
There are plenty of online UFC betting predictions to make on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night: Barboza vs. Lee event. Following the hard hitting action we saw at UFC on Fox 29, there’s no question a plethora of teaser sports betting players will be tuning in. Let’s take a look at what the weekend’s UFC Fight Night 128 betting odds are predicting.
UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee – Saturday, April 21st 2018
When: Main Card: 10 pm ET || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6:30 pm ET
Where: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
TV: Main Card: 10 pm ET || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6:30 pm ET
Stream: UFC TV
This weekend’s event will mark the 9th time the UFC has made the trip out to Atlantic City. To help commemorate the event, the UFC has put together an appealing fight card. The headlining match of the night will pit lightweight contender Edson Barboza and former interim UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Kevin Lee. Both fighters are coming off of disappointing losses although Barboza’s was far worse.
Specifically, the Brazilian got literally mauled for nearly all 5 rounds. Granted, Barboza was facing current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov’s style revolves around taking your opponent to the ground, pinning him to the mat, and then subjugating them to your will. So far, the Eagle of Dagestan has failed to meet his match in the cage. It was thought that Barboza’s expert kicks would be able to keep Nurmagomedov at bay. However, that didn’t turn out to be the case. Instead, we witnessed Barboza get taken down time and time again. Afterwards, Nurmagomedov landed gruesome bombs that made the fight almost unwatchable. Almost.
Kevin Lee on the other hand, is coming off a pretty good performance. In fact, most online UFC betting players would agree that had Lee not been crippled by a nasty staph infection, the contender would’ve delivered a better performance. Heck, even with the staph infection Lee was able to get the better of Tony Ferguson in the first round. However, Ferguson is the type of fighter that you have to finish. Otherwise he’ll come back and finish you. And that’s just what we saw. In the end, Ferguson’s rare ground game was able to submit Lee, despite the fact that Ferguson was off his back.
Main Card & UFC Fight Night 128 Betting Odds
The co-headlining bout of the night is equally as enticing. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar will step into the cage to face longtime UFC veteran Cub Swanson. While Swanson has never claimed UFC gold, he still ranks within the top-5 of the division. Since Edgar got the best off Swanson at UFC Fight Night 57, there’s no question that Cub will be out for some revenge.
Preliminary Card & UFC Fight Night 128 Betting Odds
Early Prelims & UFC Fight Night 128 Betting Odds