UFC 177 Free Picks
SACRAMENTO, CA (The Spread) – UFC 177 has changed drastically over the last 24 hours, but is still taking place. Here are some picks to consider for this altered PPV event.
UFC 177 will take place from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California with the main card bouts airing live on PPV at 10PM ET. All odds are according to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv.
What was originally scheduled to be an anticipated rematch between Dillashaw and former champ Renan Barao has turned into Dillashaw vs. Soto. Barao fainted while cutting weight on Friday and removed from the bout, forcing Soto in. Soto is making his UFC debut and far from a legit contender, but has the chance to shock the world. Dillashaw has to adjust on 24 hours notice, but is heavily favored at -1100, while Soto has a money line of +650. Dillashaw should be able to handle this new challenge, though the odds are probably too high given the circumstances. UFC 177 FREE PICK – T.J. Dillashaw -1100
Another fight that was forced into the limelight was this one, which is the co-main event, but really not worth that title. These are two talented lightweights, but both far from title shots. The key to this fight will be who can impose their will. Ferguson will want to keep it a striking bout, while Castillo will want to wrestle. I think this fight favors Ferguson, who has the length to keep Castillo at bay and the submission game to choke Castillo out if the fight goes to the ground. UFC 177 FREE PICK – Tony Ferguson -260
Correia has made it a point to try and defeat champ Ronda Rousey’s stable of friends on her path to a title shot, with Baszler next up. Correia is a grinder, who has won her last four fights by decision, but she lacks a lot of impact skill, unable to finish fights. Baszler is also a grinder, who has a better all-around game and has fought tougher opponents in her career. This is Baszler’s UFC debut and look for her to defend Rousey’s honor and pick up a victory. UFC 177 FREE PICK – Shayna Baszler +110