UFC 240 Halloway vs. Edgar

Holloway and Edgar Featherweight Title Bout Top UFC Betting Card

July 23rd, 2019 Sports Betting, UFC

At the onset of UFC 240 is excitement for the featherweight championship bout between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar. Halloway opened as a strong UFC betting favorite as defending champion. But Edgar is a former UFC lightweight champion that carries respect and popularity. Overall there will be a total of five main card bouts for UFC 240. A women’s featherweight bout between Cris Cyborg and Felicia Spencer is also expected to be a hit. Cyborg is a former UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC world featherweight champion. But she will be looking to rebound off a title bout loss.

UFC 240 Halloway vs. Edgar Betting Information

Date and Time:Saturday, July 27, 2019
Location:Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta Canada
UFC TV Coverage:PPV
UFC Betting Odds:Frankie Edgar +340 vs. Max Holloway -425, Geoff Neal -275 vs. Niko Price +235, Oliver Aubin Mercier +185 vs. Arman Tsarukyan -225, Krzysztof Jotko -170 vs. Marc Andre Barriault +150

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Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar

Last time out for Max Holloway was a disappointment. Holloway was defeated by unanimous decision to Dustin Poirier. At stake was the UFC lightweight championship. As a result, his record is now 20-3. Frankie Edgar is 22-6-1 for his career. Edgar is best known in UFC betting circles as former lightweight champion. Edgar is coming off a unanimous decision win over Cub Swanson. Notwithstanding that win, Edgar hasn’t fought since April 21, 2018. Commencing with a leg reach advantage of five inches does Holloway have a potential advantage.

Holloway and Edgar By the Numbers

Holloway has won 50% of his sports betting matchups by knockout compared to a 29% knockout rate for Edgar. Edgar does hold the submission edge of 19% to 10%. Concurrently Holloway has won 40% of his bouts by decision. Edgar is at a 52% win by decision rate. Holloway has a huge advantage in significant strikes. Consider his 6.9 significant strikes lander per minute average. Edgar is at only 3.59. By contrast, Edgar is the better grappler. His takedown average is 2.47 per 15 minutes. Holloway is at 0.32. But Holloway’s takedown accuracy is a superior 83%.

Geoff Neal vs. Niko Price

Accordingly, Geoff Neal is 11-2 compared to Niko Price at 13-22. Both combatants are coming off wins. Neal defeated Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision on January 19, 2019. It was his fifth straight win. In the same way, Price defeated Tim Means by knockout on March 9, 2019.

Neal and Price by the Numbers

Neal has won 60% of his bouts by knockout. Price is at a 67% knockout rate. Neal has won 20% of his victories by submission. Correlate Price has a 25% submission rate. The decision rate is 20% for Neal and 8% for Price. Immediately apparent is Neal’s significant strikes advantage. Neal averaged 5.95 significant strikes landed per minute compared to 2.93 for Price. Furthermore, Neal hold an advantage of 44% to 32% overall in that category.

Matchup to Watch

Namely, the Cyborg vs. Spencer matchup will also bring UFC betting attention. Cris Cyborg is coming off a loss to Amanda Nunez on December 29, 2018. As a result, she lost her UFC women’s featherweight title belt. Canadian Felicia Spencer is the current Invicta FC featherweight champion.

UFC 240 Betting Picks

In this situation, Holloway holds a clear advantage over Edgar.

UFC Betting Pick: Max Holloway

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