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Betting: UFC 268 Preview

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  • Kamaru Usman
    Nigerian-American mixed martial artist

Minty Bets is joined by Kevin Iole to preview the upcoming UFC 268 card from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sat. November 6.

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MINTY BETS: This weekend we've got UFC 268 taking place at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. I'm Minty Bets here with Kevin Iole to give us his best bets for the fights. Kevin, the main event is going to be a welterweight title bout between Kamaru Usman minus 275 versus Colby Covington plus 225. Who do you think wins this one?

KEVIN IOLE: Well, this is going to be a fantastic fight because they've already fought once, Minty, and it was a classic. In 2019, Kamaru Usman stops Colby Covington in the fifth round of one of the best fights of that year. I anticipate a similar type of fight. I like Usman in this fight. I think he has grown more. Colby Covington's kind of been inactive a little bit, especially compared to Kamaru Usman. I think it's going to be a classic fight. I think Usman's versatility will end up winning the day. I like Kamaru Usman by decision in this one.

MINTY BETS: Now onto the women's strawweight title bout between Rose Namajunas minus 120 and Zhang Weili plus 100. What's your pick on this one?

KEVIN IOLE: I was wrong last time. This is also a rematch. And I liked Weili to beat Rose in that one, and Rose with a kick to the head. And everybody will remember Rose in a corner before the fight started saying, "I'm the best, I'm the best, I'm the best," and she psyched herself up. And I think this time, we're seeing Weili do that. She's working with Henry Cejudo on her wrestling and wants to change her approach a little bit. I think this is going to be a classic fight because Rose Namajunas does not go down easily. I like Weili Zhang in this. I will go ahead and play her at even money and pick her to win this fight.

MINTY BETS: Now onto the lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje minus 175 and Michael Chandler plus 145. What do you have for us here?

KEVIN IOLE: I think this is going to be the fight of the night. This might be the fight of the year. This is going to be a crazy wild fight. And how do I go against Justin Gaethje? He is the king of the crazy wild fights. We saw Mike Chandler in his last outing. He lost to Charles Oliveira in a wild fight, came this close to winning the UFC lightweight championship, then got finished by Charles Oliveira. I think Gaethje is the better fighter here. I think he has more tools and he's used to that style. I think this is going to be one the fans are going to be on their feet the whole way for. I like Justin Gaethje to win this one. I will go ahead and lay the money and play the favorite.

MINTY BETS: OK, recapping Kevin's picks. We have Kamaru Usman, Zhang Weili, and Justin Gaethje. If you're betting on the fights, don't forget to take advantage of our risk-free promo. Head over to BetMGM.com/Yahoo to sign up.