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The Heaters: MMA Betting Picks for UFC 262 Oliveira vs. Chandler | Saturday, 5/15/21




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For each UFC card, I will provide three significant UFC betting picks that have the opportunity to increase your bankroll. This week we’re looking at the MMA odds for UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler. Let’s get into the MMA betting picks and start cashing on some of these big-hitting tickets.

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MMA Betting Picks: UFC 262: Oliveira vs. Chandler

Kevin Aguilar +105

Initially, I was surprised with the line for this fight between Kevin Aguilar and Tucker Lutz. Not often will you find the UFC veteran as an underdog to a newcomer, and I believe this is a case of recency bias. Lutz performed well on the Contender Series, but if you examine his record, you will notice a weak strength of schedule. Aguilar on the other hand has already acquired UFC victories, but is on a skid. Aguilar has good striking, decent takedown defense and the UFC experience to walk away victorious.

Mike Grundy -125

In an exciting featherweight bout, we have Mike Grundy taking on Lando Vannata. I have become a fan of Grundy’s strong wrestling style, and I think he can utilize it in this matchup. Grundy possesses some of the strongest wrestling in the UFC, and I think he can take Vannata to takedown city and control him throughout. On the feet, Grundy can exchange with Vannata, but I wouldn’t recommend it for long. I was surprised this line wasn’t wider, but I love this value at -125.

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Edson Barboza +120

In the striker’s delight, we have Edson Barboza taking on Shane Burgos. I can’t wait to watch this fight as we have a volume boxer in Burgos against a Barboza and his kickboxing prowess. This is a clash of styles and both men have taken a lot of damage throughout their careers. I believe Burgos’ volume could pose problems for Barboza, but the lack of power could keep Barboza in the fight. Barboza could punish the heavy front leg of Burgos, and I believe the kicks will be the difference in this matchup. Sign me up for one of the scariest strikers in the UFC as a +120 underdog.

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Pete "The Heat" Rogers Jr is a professional mixed martial artist and MMA enthusiast. Pete has recorded the Fastest Knockout in Bellator's featherweight history at 11 seconds and the Fastest Submission in Bellator's Featherweight History at 37 seconds. Pete is a long-time DFS player and plans to grow the MMA DFS industry.

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