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Usman vs. Masvidal UFC 251 Main Event 07/11/2020 Betting Preview and Odds

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal UFC 251 Welterweight Championship odds and Picks

Based on the past four months only one sports leader could have pulled this off.  Consider when Gilbert Burns tested positive for COVID-19 the UFC 251 main event was imperiled.  Burns was supposed to face Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight championship.  Any other sports executive would have cowered and whimpered in surrender.  However, UFC President Dana White is not just another leader.  Unlike his counterparts, he finds a way.  White salvaged Saturday night’s UFC betting main event.  Jorge Masvidal will step into the octagon.  And perhaps into history.  Usman must quickly prepare for a surprise substitute.

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal UFC 251 Main Event Betting Information

Date: Saturday, July 11th, 2020
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
TV Coverage: ESPN+

Kamaru Usman vs. Jorge Masvidal Odds

Fighter ML
Usman -290
Masvidal +245
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UFC 251 Welterweight Championship – Usman vs. Masvidal – Odds Analysis

At the onset of Jorge Masvidal being named as Burns replacement did Betting on UFC handle flow to Kamaru Usman.  It’s an understandable initial public wagering reaction.  Usman has been training and preparing hard for this fight.  By contrast, Masvidal had broken off negotiations with the UFC several weeks ago.  He tweeted highly critical critiques of its business practices.  Burns got first shot at Usman that was supposed to go to Masvidal.  Now that is history.  Necessity and accident have been turned into design.  Adding to the handicapping intrigue is that Usman and Masvidal have long been feuding.

Jorge Masvidal Betting Profile and Record

First in the minds of many is the knockout record that Jorge Masvidal set.  He made MMA betting history with a five-second knockout win against Ben Askren.  That is the fastest in history.  And it’s something that is burned into the hard drive of fans and gamblers.  But there is more to Masvidal than a devastating knockout.  Since 2003 he has set a standard of MMA excellence.  Masvidal’s resume includes Bellator, Strikeforce, Shark Fights, and World Victory Road.  Masvidal has a career record of 35 wins and 13 losses.

Certainly, Masvidal is no tomato can.  He enters Saturday’s fight ranked third in the UFC welterweight division.  This should end any scuttlebutt about Masvidal being a desperation replacement.  A native and current resident of Miami, Florida, Masvidal is age 32.  Also known as “Gamebred” Masvidal employs a boxing and kickboxing repertoire.  He stands at five feet, 11 inches tall with a reach of 74 inches.  Masvidal has fought in the UFC welterweight and lightweight divisions.

Kamaru Usman Profile and Betting Record

Fashion that Kamaru Usman, age 33, is also known as the Nigerian Nightmare.  The native of Auchi, Nigeria is fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Usman stands at six feet tall with a reach of 76 inches.  His strength in the octagon is a wrestling technique.  Most important of all Usman is the defending welterweight champion.  He is ranked sixth in the UFC men’s pound for pound rankings.  Usman has a career record of 16 wins and one loss.  Correlate his undefeated record for over seven years.

Jorge Masvidal Recent Form

Late on Jorge Masvidal is riding a three-bout Bitcoin sportsbook winning streak.  November 2, 2019, saw Masvidal beat Nate Diaz by technical knockout.  Previously was that record-setting knockout win over Ben Askren.

Kamaru Usman Recent Form

Usman scored an Online sportsbook unanimous decision win over Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title.  That bout took place on March 2, 2019.  Subsequently, Usman scored a fifth-round technical knockout win over Coby Covington.  December 14, 2019, was the date of his only title defense bout so far.

UFC 251 Welterweight Championship – Usman vs. Masvidal Free Picks

In this situation, Jorge Masvidal is the ultimate wild card.  And a live dog with the possibility of a big bite.  More emphatically he offers tremendous potential value in this surprise matchup.

CASHBET Best Bet:  Jorge Masvidal


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