Live Dogs for UFC 198

Mauricio RuaUFC 198 Date: May 14, 2016 Arena: Arena da Baixada City: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Curitiba, Parana, Brazil this Saturday (May 14, 2016) with UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic. The incredibly stacked 12-fight card kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15pm ET, with preliminary action continuing on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET, and the main card getting going at 10pm ET on Pay Per View. If interested in wagering on these plays, or any plays for this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. Here are my live dogs: Light Heavyweight bout: Corey Anderson (-240) vs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (+200) Gabe’s Thoughts: If both fighters show up on top of their games with zero issues going into the fight, I would say Anderson uses his superior wrestling to grind Rua out for at least two out of three rounds for a unanimous decision win on the judges’ scorecards. That said, there could be other factors involved, such as this being Anderson’s first time traveling somewhere as far as Brazil for a fight. I think there is a good chance Anderson won’t be 100% going into this fight and Rua would be close to it. I would not be surprised to see Rua pull this one out on the judges’ scorecards, but I think he is more likely to knock Anderson out. To coclude, I think Anderson winningt his fight on the judges’ scorecards is the most likely outcome, but I see “Shogun” as a live dog and think he is worth a small play at his current offering price of +200. Gabe’s Call: Anderson by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Gabe’s Recommended Play: Rua (+200) 1u to win 2u Bantamweight bout: John Lineker (-160) vs Rob Font (+140) Gabe’s Thoughts: I believe Font is the suprerior mixed martial artist heading into this 135-pound contest and I see him using his superior fight IQ to technically outstrike Lineker on the feet while mixing in some takedowns en route to picking up a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards following three rounds of action. I could see him finding a finish along the way but I think a win on the judges’ scorecards is more likely. I think Font should be a -230 betting favorite heading into this bantamweight match-up, so I love him for a big play at the his underdog price tag of +165. Gabe’s Call: Font by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Gabe’s Recommended Play: Font (+140) 5u to win 7u

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