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UFC on ESPN 8 Betting Odds & Picks for Jacare vs. Hermansson Bout

Posted by: Charlie Smith
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The year’s thrilling UFC betting online action continues this weekend with a riveting event. No doubt about it, this weekend’s UFC on ESPN 8 betting action offers plenty of intriguing opportunities. The night will be headlined by a middleweight bout between former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jacare and Jack Hermansson. So what kind of sports betting opportunities does this weekend’s event offer? Let’s take a look at the betting lines to find out.

UFC on ESPN 8: Jacare vs. Hermansson – Saturday, April 27th     

When: Main Card 9:00 pm ET || Prelims: 7:00 pm ET

Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida

TV: Early Prelims: ESPN 2 || Prelims: ESPN || Main Card: ESPN+

Stream: Watch ESPN, ESPN+

This weekend’s event will mark the second time the UFC has held an event in Sunrise, Florida. Originally this weekend’s action was to take place in Miami, Florida but some changes in February saw a different venue scheduled. Additionally the event was to be free to watch and streamed on ESPN. However, the promotion decided to bump the main card over to ESPN+. On of top that, there were a ton of changes to the headlining fight. Originally we saw Yoel Romero get booked to face Paulo Costa as the headliner. Nevertheless, the UFC then decided to book Romero vs. Jacare, replacing Paulo with Souza. Moreover, the promotion would then replace Romero with Hermansson, giving us the card we’re now facing.

Main Card & UFC on ESPN 8 Betting Odds         

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Ronaldo Souza TO BE POSTED Jack Hermansson TO BE POSTED
Dmitry Smolyakov +275 Greg Hardy -335
Alex Oliveira -185 Mike Perry +160
Glover Teixeira -110 Ion Cutelaba -110
Cory Sandhagen +115 John Lineker -135
Thomas Gifford +330 Roosevelt Roberts -410
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Souza is one of the most recognizable faces in MMA and is well-known for his superior grappling. Having already been crowned a champion in Strikeforce, it’s more than evident that we’re dealing with a quality fighter here. Additionally, Jacare’s wins over the likes of Robbie Lawler, Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort make his talents beyond reproach. However, Jacare has struggled with consistency as of late seeing as how he’s 2-2 in his last 4. His most recent fight was against Chris Weidman that saw the Brazilian deliver an undeniably brutal knockout over former champion Weidman. Granted, his fight before that resulted in a split decision loss to Gastelum.

The odds here have yet to come out on the headlining fight and for good reason. Specifically, UFC betting online sites are having a hard time sizing this contest up. Some are undoubtedly sticking with the Brazilian while others are taking Hermansson. So which side should mobile betting players take here? Let’s take a look at what Hermansson has done as of late before making our call.

Hermansson is a Swedish mixed martial artist currently competing out of Norway. So far Hermansson has 23 bouts to his name and has posted a 19-4 throughout his career thus far. Additionally, it appears that Hermansson’s strength lies in his striking, seeing as how 11 of his victories have come via knockout. On the other hand, Hermansson appears to be susceptible to grappling as half of his losses have come via submission. Having posted a 6-2 record in his 8 fights in the UFC, Hermansson is ready to step up to the next step of recognition. This weekend’s event will undoubtedly help him accomplish this.

So which fighter should you take here? Judging by Hermansson’s susceptibility to grappling, Souza is the way to go.

Preliminaries & UFC on ESPN 8 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Ben Saunders +180 Takashi Sato -220
Andrei Arlovski +120 Augusto Sakai -140
Carla Esparza EV Virna Jandiroba -120
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 Early Prelims & UFC on ESPN 8 Betting Odds
Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jason Gonzalez +120 Jim Miller -140
Jodie Esquibel +265 Angela Hill -325
Court McGee -160 Dhiego Lima +140
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