UFC Fight Night 141 Betting Preview & Odds
Posted by: Mike Davis
The hype surrounding Francis Ngannou during his climb to a championship bout was unreal. After seeing the Cameroon titan that is Ngannou pulverize every one of his opponents, sending them flying into the air via a vicious knockout in most cases, most UFC betting online players felt we were watching the rise of the new UFC Heavyweight Champion. Instead we saw Ngannou get dominated by Stipe Miocic and in the process, we saw the Cameroon get broken. In his very next fight, Ngannou was paralyzed by fear and went nearly an entire fight without throwing a punch. Now MMA sportsbook fans are wondering if we will ever see the old Ngannou back inside the cage. Well we’ll have our answer to this question this weekend in the Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 headlining fight. So what kind of UFC Fight Night 141 betting action is there to take advantage of?
UFC Fight Night 141: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 – Saturday, November 24th
When: Main Card: 6:30 am ET || Preliminary Card: 3:15 am ET
Where: Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China
TV: UFC Fight Pass
Stream: UFC TV
This weekend’s event will be the first time that the UFC has made a trip to Beijing. Although they’ve made two visits to Mainland China, they’ve never graced this city before. As aforementioned, the night will be headlining by a heavyweight bout between Ngannou and Blaydes. Ngannou is a former title challenger and Blaydes is still looking to work his way up. The first time these two met Ngannou won the bout via a second round TKO stoppage.
Main Card & UFC Fight Night 141 Betting Odds
We’re all excited to see another brutal knockout from Ngannou, but there’s no guarantee that will come to fruition. This is due to just how poorly Ngannou has looked in his last two fights. In his title bout against Miocic, Ngannou was unable to deal any serious damage to the then reigning champion. And in his most recent bout versus Derrick Lewis, Ngannou didn’t throw a punch until the very end of the 5th round.
It was very clear to anyone watching that Ngannou looked broken by his loss to Miocic. All in all it’s not that shocking that that would happen. The UFC promoted Ngannou a ton and that only helped fan the flames of his ego. On top of that, the way he lost, getting outwrestled and manhandled for a full five rounds, certainly didn’t help his self-esteem. In his fight against Lewis, Ngannou stated that the game plan was to let Lewis tire himself out before engaging. However, Ngannou also stated that he himself was afraid of gassing out, thus his conservative approach to the fight. In the end many didn’t buy that explanation and are now betting Ngannou will also be a fear-filled mess.
Ngannou will be facing Curtis Blaydes for the second time in his career. Although Blaydes lost the first round, the odds are pegging him as a favorite this time around. Because Miocic was able to dominate Ngannou so easily, many, including the odds-makers, feel that anyone can beat Ngannou now. All Blaydes has to do is take him to the ground and handle business from there on out.
Preliminaries & UFC Fight Night 141 Betting Odds