UFC Fight Night 129 Betting, Odds, Preview and Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
After watching the Lioness Nunes obliterate her competition on her way to her 3rd straight title defense, UFC sports betting players are ready for some more thrilling MMA action. This weekend, the promotion will be filling that demand with UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman. The veteran Demian Maia enters this bout riding a 2 fight losing streak. Meanwhile, Kamaru Usman enters riding an 11-win win streak and is looking to make a compelling case for a title shot. What kind of turnout will this weekend’s sports parlay odds predict for the headlining bout of this card? Let’s take a look at the UFC Fight Night 129 betting odds to find out.
UFC Fight Night 129: Maia vs. Usman – Saturday, May 19th
When: Main Card: 10 pm ET || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6:30 pm ET
Where: Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile
TV: Main Card: FS1 || Prelims: FS2 || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
Stream: Fox Sports Go, UFC TV
The headlining bout of the night will be welterweight match between the two aforementioned stars. The bigger draw will be Kamaru Usman. As aforementioned, Usman is riding a pretty lengthy win streak into this bout. However, Usman needs a big performance to recover from his now infamous 30% remark. For those who don’t recall, Usman found himself in some hot water by stating after winning a bout that his performance was only 30%. While Usman meant to say that he had only displayed a third of his abilities, it came off sounding like he had only given 30% effort. Since then, the Nigerian-American has been trying to get his publicity on the right track. A big performance this sportsbook weekend would certainly help.
Main Card & UFC Fight Night 129 Betting Odds
Although he enters this bout riding a 2 fight losing streak, Demian Maia is still a pretty big draw. Maia is widely considered the last of the Mohicans in the UFC due to his fighting style, which is very reminiscent of the early days of the UFC. Way back when MMA was just getting started, most of the events featured ‘single-practice’ fighters. This meant that instead of practicing MMA, most UFC fighters back then stuck with one discipline. So most matchups would feature a jiu-jitsu guy vs. a taekwondo one. Nowadays, in order to compete at this level, you need to devote ample time to a variety of disciplines. This is what makes Maia so special.
Specifically, Maia is known as a jiu-jitsu specialist. And while Maia’s jiu-jitsu may be unparalleled in the UFC, he’s not the best striker. Ultimately, Maia brings a one-dimensional style that won’t be good enough to win a title, but is certainly highly entertaining. Understandably, this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 129 betting odds are pegging Maia as the underdog. This is to be expected since he comes in riding a 2-fight losing streak.
Preliminaries & UFC Fight Night 129 Betting Odds
Early Prelims & UFC Fight Night 129 Betting Odds