UFC Fight Night 64’s Fights to Avoid Betting

Jimi ManuwaThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes a trip to Poland for the first time in UFC history with UFC Fight Night 63, which will be live this Saturday from Krakow and is headlined by a heavyweight rematch between Mirko Cro Cop and former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga. The 12-fight card will stream in it’s entirety live on UFC Fight Pass, with the four-fight main card kicking off at 1pm ET and eight-fight preliminary action preceding it at 11:15am ET. If interested in wagering on any plays for this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at Several Bookmakerss. My Fights to AVOID Betting for UFC Fight Night 64 in Krakow are: Light Heavyweight bout: Jan Blachowicz (+135) vs Jimi Manuwa (-155) Gabe’s Thoughts: I am leaning towards Manuwa picking up the win over the hometown dog, but at his current betting price of -155, I can’t get myself to pull the trigger. I think the lines here are more or less spot-on, as I think Manuwa should be a -140 or -150 favorite in this contest. That said, taking all betting odds for this 205-pound match-up into account, if I had to wager on this fight, I would take a stab at Blachowicz by Decision at +445. While I do slightly favor Manuwa to get his hand raised on enemy soil, I do think there’s some value in that line. However, after spending some time thinking it over, I decided to ultimately skip this fight altogether, and just enjoy it as a fight fan. I’ve been a fan of Manuwa’s for several years now, and Blachowicz won me over with his first round finish of Ilir Latifi in his promotional debut, so I can’t wait to see these two light heavyweight beasts go at it inside the Octagon this Saturday in Krakow. Gabe’s Call: Manuwa by T/KO (strikes, 0:33 round 2) Gabe’s Recommended Play: AVOID Heavyweight bout: Anthony Hamilton (+145) vs Daniel Omielanczuk (-165) Gabe’s Thoughts: This is a tough fight to call, but I do agree with Omielanczuk being the slight favorite and do lean with him to pick up the victory, especially in his home country of Poland. If this fight hits the judges’ scorecards, which there is a good chance it will, I feel like the Pole could take the decision, even if he does not deserve it. I think betting this fight is more dangerous than betting on the average heavyweight fight and feel it’s one to avoid at the sportsbooks this Saturday. Gabe’s Call: Omielanczuk by Split Decision (29-28, 27-30, 30-27) Gabe’s Recommended Play: AVOID

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