Ultimate Fighting returns to FOX on Saturday night with a four-bout main card. Headlining the event is a lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje. Gaethje is the past WSOF Lightweight champion. Welterweights Carlos Condit and Alex Oliveira will also meet. Middleweight action will feature Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori. And there will be a women’s Strawweight matchup that is drawing UFC Betting Odds action. Michelle Waterson will face Cortney Casey in that female fight. There is also Preliminary Card action on FOX. Saturday night will definitely be alright for the fights!
UFC on FOX 29 Poirier vs. Gaethje
Date and Time: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8 p.m. Eastern
Location: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
MMA Betting Online Odds: Dustin Poirier -145 and Justin Gaethje +125
UFC on FOX 29 TV Coverage: FOX
Odds by Name
Dustin Poirier opened as a -145 favorite with the UFC Betting Odds. His opponent Justin Gaethje is a +125 underdog. Alex Oliveira is a -210 chalk against Carlos Condit at +175. Israel Adesanya began at -260 with Marvin Vettori listed at +220. Favored Cortney Casey has a -125 price. Looking like a live dog is Michelle Waterson at +105. Appearing quite even is a headliner fight that will draw plenty of attention. Strawweight women’s action is looking just as good or better. For fans wanting competitive fighting this card delivers.
Dustin Poirier is 29 years of age and fights out of Coconut Creek, Florida. Career wise his record is 22 wins, five losses and one no contest. November 11, 2017 was Poirier’s last bout. Win by technical knockout was his result against Anthony Pettis in a three-round contest. After losing in a knockout to Michael Johnson Poirier is unbeaten in his last three matches.
Justin Gaethje makes for a tempting sportsbook online dog. He brings a career record of 18 wins and just one loss. That lone defeat came in his last bout on December 2, 2017. Eddie Alvarez scored a knockout win by knee and punches in the third round. In 2015 Gaethje won the WSOF Lightweight championship with five successful title defenses that followed. His first UFC bout was on July 7, 2017. Las Vegas was the venue for his technical knockout win by punches over Michael Johnson.
Courtney Casey has seven wins and five losses for her career. Two losses in her last three bouts has taken some shine off her game. Defeat stung in Casey’s last bout on December 2, 2017. Felice Herrig was the winner in a three-round split decision. Prior to that Casey scored a unanimous decision win. Jessica Aguilar was the victim on May 13, 2017.
Michelle Waterson has 14 wins and six losses for her career. Two losses in her last two bouts makes this fight critical for her. Tecia Torres scored a unanimous decision over Waterson on December 2, 2017. Rose Namajunas defeated Waterson by submission prior to that on April 15, 2017.
Matchup to Watch
Both the headline and strawweight bouts look even with the UFC Betting Odds. Both underdogs bring value in fights they can actually win. With matchups so equal taking the extra price makes sense.
UFC Betting Odds Picks
Small underdogs Justin Gaethje and Cortney Casey are the live dog value picks!
UFC Betting Online Picks: Justin Gaethje and Cortney Casey