• Sat
    Jun 19
  • 12:30 am
    BKN
    MIL
    -120
    100
  • 12:00 am
    NYI
    TBL
    125
    -147
  • Fri
    Jun 18
  • 2:00 am
    LAC
    UTA
    100
    -120
  • 12:00 am
    MTL
    VGK
    140
    -167
  • Thu
    Jun 17
  • FINAL
    NYI
    TBL
    118
    -139
  • Wed
    Jun 16
  • FINAL
    PHI
    ATL
    -278
    230
  • Tue
    Jun 15
  • FINAL
    BKN
    MIL
    125
    -149
  • Mon
    Jun 14
  • FINAL
    VGK
    MTL
    -250
    200
  • FINAL
    ATL
    PHI
    120
    -145
  • Sun
    Jun 13
  • FINAL
    DEN
    PHX
    105
    -130
  • FINAL
    TBL
    NYI
    -189
    155
  • FINAL
    MIL
    BKN
    110
    -135
  • Fri
    Jun 11
  • FINAL
    DEN
    PHX
    -130
    105
  • FINAL
    ATL
    PHI
    100
    -120
  • Thu
    Jun 10
  • FINAL
    UTA
    LAC
    -149
    125
  • FINAL
    VGK
    COL
    -114
    -103
  • Wed
    Jun 9
  • FINAL
    PHX
    DEN
    -278
    210
  • FINAL
    NYI
    BOS
    118
    -139
  • Tue
    Jun 8
  • FINAL
    UTA
    LAC
    -175
    145
  • FINAL
    COL
    VGK
    -145
    120
  • FINAL
    PHI
    ATL
    -179
    148

Shane Burgos vs Edson Barboza Predictions

May 13, 2021

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Shane Burgos vs Edson Barboza
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Shane Burgos -135 vs Edson Barboza

Fight is at 145 lbs and is +125 to end inside the distance. 

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UFC 262 Predictions

This is going to be a fun striking UFC 262 matchup. However, it very well may be closer on paper than it is stylistically. Let me explain. 

✅ Edson Barboza has long been a high end striker in the lightweight, and now featherweight divisions. You don’t have to be a UFC historian or fanatic to know the kicking game Barboza brings to the table. He is always quite dangerous at range, with a kick at any target bringing the potential to end a fight. Barboza is also a well rounded fighter. It would be surprising to see either fighter initiate grappling in this fight. It will come down to the striking and essentially who can dictate range. Barboza will want it to take place at kicking range and not boxing range. The same will not be true for his opponent. 

✅ Shane Burgos is also a quality striker, albeit a very different one. Burgos is more of a pressure boxer that enjoys trading. His durability is also quite good. In his last fight, despite a loss, his chin was made of iron. He was eating shots Josh Emmett was sitting down on, and those are shots that will KO essentially anyone. Burgos will keep up the volume and pressure, and absolutely be in the face of Barboza. This is how Burgos fights and he will not deviate. What this will do is put his game plan to work while simultaneously take away the most dangerous weapons of Barboza. If Barboza’s opponents are constantly in his face, he can’t put his kicks to work. When that is the case in this matchup with Burgos, Burgos will box him up and it will not be a very close fight. 

✅ Even assuming no finish for Burgos, his volume is simply so much higher than that of Barboza. Combine more power in the hands of Burgos than that of Barboza, we will see a runaway, and that may come as a surprise to some. I understand the respect for Barboza from oddsmakers and bettors alike with this tight line, but it truly does not take into account the constants in each fighter’s respective skill sets. Take Burgos on the way too short price. 

Betting Pick: Burgos -135

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TJ Calkins was raised in a gambling loving household. He knew how to handicap horse races and follow line movements well before his tenth birthday. While sports betting remained a passion into adulthood, poker and Daily Fantasy Sports also became passions and remain as such today.