UFC 247: Lewis vs Latifi Betting Tips and Preview
UFC 247 takes place this weekend in Houston, Texas and this will mark the second Pay Per View this year for Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The main card kicks off with Derrick “Black Beast” Lewis taking on the Swede/Albanian Ilir latifi in the heavyweight division.
This is Lewis 18th UFC fight in the UFC’s heavyweight division, while former light heavyweight contender Latifi makes his heavyweight debut on Saturday.
Some believe this is mismatch for Latifi, taking on much bigger opponent as Lewis, we will break down the two fighters and present UFC 247: Lewis vs Latifi betting tips and preview.
UFC 247: Lewis vs Latifi
Derrick Lewis is the former Legacy FC champion and a fan favorite UFC heavyweight contender. His fighting style is fun to watch as well as his post fight interviews that breaks the internet.
With a record of 22 wins and 7 losses, 18 wins by TKO/KO, he can definitely finish Latifi on Saturday.
Lewis is though, durable and despite being a big heavyweight, he keeps pressing forward and hits hard.
His weakness that may be exposed again this Saturday against Latifi.
On November 3rd 2018, Lewis fough Daniel Cormier for the UFC title, and he came up short in the 2nd round. Cormer took down the bigger opponent, controlled Lewis on the ground and then DC sank in the rear naked choke which forced the black beast to tap.
Ilir Latifi Swedish mixed martial artist of Albanian descent has a fighting record of 14 wins and 7 losses. Six of his fights came by TKO/KO and four via submission. The Swede is a Grecco-Roman wrestler and have competed in series of wrestling competitions in his career, including ADCC.
Being a team mate and sparring partner of Alexander Gustafsson and training at various top gyms including Allstars in Sweden and American Top Team in Florida has improved Latifi’s overall MMA game throughout the years.
Being light heavyweight at 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) he was built like a tank in that division, now moving up a weight class will be interesting as the weight cut will no longer be an concern.
However, Lewis with 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) and reach advantage and almost 30 lb heavier may be to much for Latifi.
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Who to bet on UFC 247?
With that being said, the two possible outcomes that are interesting are Lewis via TKO/KO and Latifi via submission. We shall give our betting tips on who to bet on UFC 247.
Derrick Lewis is the favourite and the oddsmakers have him at 1.38 in odds. We are however looking at the possible outcome of Lewis finishing the fight via TKO/KO. Below are the betting lines from our sportsbook partners.
Latifi is the underdog in this fight with odds 3.05, again we are not looking at the money line, instead at a possible submission victory by Latifi. Below are the betting lines from our sportsbook partners.
How MMA betting works
All sportsbook will calculate the betslip for you when you enter the stake, but we will give you a quick example how it works.
If you bet C$/£20 on Lewis to win by TKO/KO on odds 1.80, you just multiply the stake with the odds. In this case your bet slip winnings would be C$/£ 36.
The actual return would be 16, as your stake is 20.
UFC 247 Fight Card
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Alex Morono vs. Kalinn Williams
Antonio Arroyo vs. Trevin Giles
Derrick Lewis vs. Ilir Latifi
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