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Munhoz Opens as Favorite to Edgar For Saturday’s Fight Night Main Event

UFC Fight Night Munhoz vs. Edgar Betting Preview, Odds and Picks

At the onset of the announcement for the matchup of Pedro Munhoz and Frankie Edgar was pandemonium.  These are two of the biggest and most respected combatants in the UFC.  Munhoz and Edgar are top bantamweight contenders plotting a title belt shot.  Concurrently Munhoz is ranked fifth in the UFC bantamweight division.  Edgar is ranked eighth as a bantamweight.  And is a former UFC lightweight champion.  Munhoz has opened as the UFC betting favorite for this matchup.  However, Edgar is a popular name brand that will draw a contrarian handle.  Now let’s look at Saturday’s Main Event!

UFC Fight Night Munhoz vs. Edgar Betting Information

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV Coverage: ESPN and ESPN+

Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar Bantamweight Bout Odds

Fighter ML
-255
Edgar +215
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UFC Fight Night Munhoz vs. Edgar CashBet Odds Overview

On this occasion, we must take into account the public respect for Edgar with the sportsbook odds.  This means that the underdog may not be getting the full price that is warranted.  Edgar goes all the way back to 2007 with the UFC.  Munhoz is a well-known veteran too.  But Edgar is a generational legend with the wagering public.

#5 Pedro “The Young Punisher” Munhoz Profile and Record

Pedro Munhoz, age 33, is a native of Brazil that now resides in Torrance, California.  Of course, Munhoz is respected for UFC bets as a former Resurrection Fighting Alliance Bantamweight champion.  He joined the UFC in 2014 and is a three-time Performance of the Night winner.  Along the same lines, Munhoz is a Fight of the Night winner too.  His fight style is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Record:  18-4, Country: Brazil, Height: five feet, six inches, Weight: 135 pounds, Reach: 64.5 inches, Leg Reach:  36.5 inches, Win By KO/TKO:  28%, Submission:  44%, Decision:   28%, Average Fight Time:  8:46,  Knockdown Average:  0.66, Significant Strikes landed per minute:  5.29, Significant Strikes:  42%, Absorbed per minute: 6.17, Defense:  57%, Grappling takedown average:  0.92, Takedown Accuracy:  21%, Takedown Defense: 81%, Submission Average:  1.05

#8 Frankie “The Answer” Edgar Profile and Record

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie, “The Answer” Edgar, age 38, is a New Jersey native.  Concurrently he resides in Toms River, New Jersey.  Edgar is famous for Bitcoin sportsbook wins over some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts. To show Edgar has beaten former world champions Sean Sherk, Hermes Franca, B. J. Penn, and Urijah Faber Top contenders Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes were defeated by Edgar.

Edgar has three career successful title defense wins.  He has seven Fight of the Night and two Performance of the Night honors.  Further, Edgar was the 2012 ESPN Fight of the Year winner with Benson Henderson.

Record:  22-8-1, Country: United States, Height: five feet, six inches, Weight: 135 pounds, Reach:  68 inches, Leg Reach:  37.5 inches, Win By KO/TKO:  27%, Submission:  18%, Decision:   55%, Average Fight Time: 16:46, Knockdown Average:  0.1, Significant Strikes landed per minute:  3.6, Significant Strikes:  40%, Absorbed per minute: 2.48, Defense:  68%,

Grappling take down average:  2.34, Takedown Accuracy:  31%, Takedown Defense: 65%, Submission Average:  0.34

Pedro Munhoz Recent Form

Last time out Munhoz faced Aljamain Sterling on June 8, 2019, at UFC 238 in Chicago.  Sterling scored a unanimous decision MMA betting win.  Munhoz won the three fights before that defeat.

Frankie Edgar Recent Form

Late on Frankie Edgar has lost three of his last four Online sportsbook fights.  Edgar met Chan Sung Jung on December 21, 2019, at Fight Night in South Korea.  Chan Sung Jung scored a first-round technical knockout loss.  Previously Edgar met Max Holloway at UFC 240 on July 27, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta.  At stake was the UFC featherweight championship.  Edgar lost in a five-round unanimous decision.

Pedro Munhoz vs. Frankie Edgar CashBet UFC Free Pick

In this situation, Edgar is likely to be overvalued by an adoring public.  Munhoz is in better form and in his prime.

Munhoz vs. Edgar CASHBET Best Bet:  Pedro Munhoz

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