Betting: UFC 270 Preview

Minty Bets is joined by Kevin Iole to preview the upcoming UFC 270 PPV from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on Sat. January 22.

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MINTY BETS: We've got UFC 270 taking place this weekend at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. I'm Minty Bets joined by Kevin Iole to give us his best bet for two title bouts, the first one being the main event, which is the undisputed heavyweight title bout between champion Francis Ngannou at minus 105 and interim champ Cyril Gane at minus 115. What are your thoughts on this one, Kevin?

KEVIN IOLE: Well, I think it's going to be a fascinating fight. I mean, you've got a contrasting style here. Plus, there's the personal backstory. Francis Ngannou and Cyril Gane used to be teammates, both trained by Fernand Lopez.

Francis had a split with Fernand Lopez. Now, Cyril's with Fernand. Francis is with Eric Nicksick at Xtreme Couture.

There's bad blood between Francis and Fernand and his team. So that makes this very interesting, but I like Cyril Gane in this fight. I mean, Francis, obviously, has the power.

If he touches anybody clean, the fight is over. He is going to win by knockout, but I think Cyril is such a good athlete. And we saw in the fight against Derrick Lewis, he knows how to take away a fighter's power.

And I think you're going to see him do that. He's going to do a lot of movement in and out, and I think he's going to make it difficult on Francis. So when the fight gets long, how does Francis hold up? We know Cyril is a really good athlete, and he's in great condition.

He's going to be able to go five rounds. He's shown that. I don't know that Francis will be able to do that. He may surprise us and do it. But I don't think that that's his strength in this fight. So I like Cyril Gane to win this one. I'll lay the 115, and I'll actually lay two units on that, Minty. And I will go with Cyril Gane to win by decision.

MINTY BETS: I like the confidence. Now in the flyweight title bout, we've got Brandon Moreno, minus 175, versus Davidson Figueiredo, plus 145. What's your pick for this one?

KEVIN IOLE: Well, this is the rubber match. Each has won one. In 2020 when they fought, a fantastic fight. They came back in 2021, and Moreno evened the score and lifted the title from Figueiredo. So I think it's going to be a fun-- a very fun fight.

You know, I lean toward Figueiredo in this. My only concern is if he can make the weight successfully. That's been an issue for him for a while now. And if he can make the weight, that would be something that, you know, I would be concerned about picking him. But I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to pick Figueiredo, as the underdog, to win this one by decision.

MINTY BETS: Love that plus money. Thank you so much, Kevin. Good luck.

KEVIN IOLE: Thanks, Minty.

MINTY BETS: To recap Kevin's picks, he's got Gane to win the undisputed heavyweight title bout, and Figueiredo to win the flyweight title bout. Bet $10 and win $200 in free bets by signing up at BetMGM.com/YahooVIP. New customers only. Must be 21 or older. Terms apply.

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