Minty Bets is joined by Kevin Iole to preview the upcoming welterweight title bout between Kamaru Usman and Leon Edwards at UFC 278, at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, August 20th.
MINTY BETS: We've got UFC 278 taking place this Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm Minty Bets, and joining me is Kevin Iole to give us his best bet for the welterweight title bout between Kamaru Usman, minus-400 versus Leon Edwards, plus-310. Kevin, I don't know about you, but I don't really like betting against the Nigerian Nightmare. Where is your money at this weekend?
KEVIN IOLE: Yeah, I'll tell you what-- this is a difficult fight to bet, Minty, because of those odds, right? These guys have fought once before. They fought in 2015. And it was actually Leon Edwards' last loss. Since then, Edwards has won nine fights in a row. Usman has won 13 fights in a row as part of a 19-fight winning streak he has.
So both of these guys have separated themselves from the pack and become the best there is. I think Edwards is a fantastic fighter, but that wrestling ability that Kamaru Usman has just is, I think, going to be too much. So I like Usman in this fight. I actually like Usman to get a finish. And I'm going to play finish here, because I don't want to lay 400.
I love Kamaru Usman, but Leon Edwards is a great fighter. But I'll get a little bit less of a number if I go ahead and pick Kamaru Usman by finish. So that's what I'm going to do-- Kamaru Usman by finish.
MINTY BETS: All righty, thank you so much, Kevin. Good luck.
KEVIN IOLE: Thanks, Minty.
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