At the onset a fight between to lightweight elites in comeback mode is a certain draw for the UFC Betting Odds. Rafael Dos Anjos and Kevin Lee are seen by gamblers to be an even fight. In fact, dos Anjos is a former lightweight champion. While Lee was a top contender in the 155-pound division. This bout between Dos Anjos and Lee will be in the welterweight division. It all sets the stage for an outstanding lineup at Fight Night from Rochester in which there will be a total of five main card bouts that can be seen on ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night Lee vs. Dos Anjos
Date and Time: Saturday, May, 18 2019
Location: Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, New York
MMA Betting Online Odds: Kevin Lee -105 vs. Rafael Dos Anjos -115, Antonio Carlos Junior -185 vs. Ian Heinisch +160, Felicia Spencer +130 vs. Megan Anderson -150, Charles Oliveira -365 vs, Nik Lentz +305, Austin Hubbard +360 vs. Davi Ramos -450
UFC TV Coverage: ESPN+
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee
Rafael Dos Anjos enters Fight Night with a record of 28-14 with the UFC Betting Odds. He enters this fight ranked third in the UFC welterweight rankings. Of great concern is that Dos Anjos has lost two consecutive fights and four of his last six overall. In his last bout on November 30, 2018 Dos Anjos lost a unanimous decision to Kamaru Usman in Las Vegas. And before that on June 9, 2018 Dos Anjos was defeated in a unanimous decision to Colby Covington in Chicago in what was for the UFC welterweight championship.
UFC Betting Comeback Trail
Dos Anjos has been on a comeback quest ever since his defeat to Eddie Alvarez on July 7, 2016. To be exact that bout was for the UFC Lightweight championship. At the time Dos Anjos was the defending champion. On March 14, 2015 he scored a unanimous decision Sportsbook win over Anthony Pettis to win the title. Following that win he successfully defended the title belt one time. On December 19, 2015 Dos Anjos scored a second-round technical knockout win over Donald Cerrone. However, that has proven to be the peak of his career. At least so far.
Lee Also Fights Slump
Concurrently Kevin Lee is also trying to get back on track with two losses in his last three fights. Lee has a career record of 17-4 and a UFC ranking of seventh in the welterweight division. Last time out for Lee was a unanimous decision loss to Al Iaquinta on December 15, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On April 21, 2018 Lee scored a technical knockout win over Edson Barboza in Atlantic City, New jersey.
Lee’s Biggest Loss
Most important of all was the biggest fight of Lee’s career. On October 7, 2017 he lost by submission to Tony Ferguson for the UFC lightweight championship. It was the only time that Lee fought for a major championship.
Matchup to Watch
It is easy to understand why gamblers see this fight as even with the UFC Betting Odds. Experience is the matchup difference in this one.
UFC Betting Odds Picks
On this occasion Rafael Dos Anjos is the more proven fighter.
UFC Fight Night Betting Online Pick: Rafael Dos Anjos
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