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MMA Betting: TUF - Edgar vs. Penn Preview

Posted by The Wiesguy on 7/3/2014 10:35:13 PM

The Ultimate Fighter 19: Edgar vs. Penn is taking place on Sunday July 6th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. The card features a third bout between former lightweight champions Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn. Also featured on the card will be the Finals from the The Ultimate Fighter Team Edgar vs. Team Penn. It will be a super busy weekend for fight fans with UFC 175 taking place the night before. You might want to PVR this one while will be on Fox Sports 1

For those still jonesing for a little more blood after UFC 175 they are in for a nice treat with Edgar vs. Penn. Edgar has beaten Penn in their two previous matches, both unanimous decisions, both back in 2010. Edgar was at the top of his game back then but since he has lost half of his 6 bouts. He also hasn’t fought in exactly a year. Meanwhile Penn has been in a similar state. Since losing the second bout to Edgar he has won only one of his four fights and has not been on a card since 2012. There could be a lot of pent up rage there but he still might not be able to beat Edgar. The so called “Prodigy” is 35 now. Edgar is an overwhelming favourite at -750 and I am not that tempted to look at Penn so this one is probably a pass.

On Sunday up and coming Justin Scroggins will look to run his perfect record to 10-0 against Dustin Ortiz. Scroggins is on the edge of the flyweight rankings at 15 and coming up quick as the only undefeated fighter on that list. Ortiz is not a ragdoll and should be able to extend the fight a little bit. 6 of his last 7 fights have gone a full three rounds. Scroggins prefers a quicker approach with the majority of his bouts not even going a full round. I think this one will meet in the middle. Scroggins will win but this fight will go at least two rounds.

There is another undefeated fighter on the card, female Alexis Dufresne. She only has 5 bouts under her belt but has been roughing up opponents with 5 victories, all in the first round and the last three by TKO. Her opponent is Sarah “Cheesecake” Moras. I am guessing the Canadian fighter got that nickname because she has a soft body but she is also known to knockout opponents, even if she has not been in the Octagon since 2012. Rousey fights the night before but it is nice to see the ladies on this card. Dufresne should win easily.

There is another match between Canadian and American fighters when Jessie Ronson takes on Kevin Lee. They are the same size but Ronson is the more experienced fighter. He was going really good but has lost his last two fights, both by split decision so the margin has been small. Lee suffered his first lost in his last fight. Judging by the order this is considered the second best fight of the evening. I am going to go with Lee.


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