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Best Betting Trends For UFC 223

Felice Herrig stretches before fighting Kailin Curran during a women's strawweight bout

UFC 223 is loaded with too-close-to-call fights and the odds certainly reflect this. However, we are here to give you a hand – by presenting you with some of the best betting trends for this Saturday’s UFC event.

Felice Herrig Is 3-0 In Her Last 3 Fights As An Underdog

Felice Herrig has been around the UFC for what seems like forever, but “Lil’ Bulldog” has only been with the company since 2014. In those four years, Herrig has not always capitalized on her athletic advantages but she has started to turn it on lately.

Herrig has won her last four bouts, three of which saw her close as an underdog. The biggest upset came when she defeated highly touted prospect Alexa Grasso, despite closing at +300. It’s not always pretty but Herrig has typically had an experience advantage and her wrestling has proven to be the deciding factor in her recent resurgence.

There is no doubt that fighting Karolina Kowalkiewicz is much different than facing off against the likes of Justine Kish and Cortney Casey. That being said, if Herrig can manage to bring Kowalkiewicz to the mat, she has the potential to shock fans and bookies alike.

Joe Lauzon Is 4-0 In His Last 4 Fights Vs Fighters With Losing UFC Records

Joe Lauzon is just 33 years old, which is hard to fathom considering he has 41 professional fights and has been fighting in the UFC for nearly 12 years. But there is a reason a fighter like this sticks around for so long. Lauzon wins when he should – and typically does so in exciting fashion.

Lauzon has won his past four fights against opponents with a sub-.500 record in the UFC. You may be thinking – rightfully – just how often does Lauzon face off against this subpar competition? Well, only three times since December 2013 has “J-Lau” faced an opponent with a losing record in the UFC.

That being said, can we really detract from Lauzon for fighting good competition? I don’t think so. And it’s not like Chris Gruetzemacher – Lauzon’s opponent at UFC 223 – is that good.

Other Notable Betting Trends
  • Ashlee Evans-Smith is 1-3 in her last 4 fights as favorite.
  • Al Iaquinta is 6-0 in his last 6 fights against fighters with winning UFC records.
  • Evan Dunham is 4-0 in his last four fights as a favorite of -130.0 or more.