Pettis vs. Dos Anjos Free Pick
DALLAS, TX (The Spread) – The UFC Lightweight Championship is up for grabs tonight when Anthony Pettis meets Rafael Dos Anjos. Who will come out on top?
Pettis (18-2) is looking to defend his title for the second time and extend his current winning streak to six fights. Dos Anjos (23-7) has won his last three fights to earn this championship bout. Dos Anjos has good power in his striking, but better known for his jiu-jitsu and grappling. Pettis is a very dynamic striker with KO power in his hands, knees and feet. His submission game has shown improvement over the last few years as well.
The latest odds according to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv have Pettis as the clear favorite to win, as he is getting odds of -500 to prevail, while Dos Anjos is getting a money line of +350 to prevail. These two will meet in the main event of UFC 185 tonight. The event airs live on PPV at 10PM ET.
Pettis seems to be an unstoppable force right now. His biggest weakness is his wrestling, but he has turned that into a really strong submission game off his back. He may get taken down by Dos Anjos in this fight, but with 25 minutes to work, he is likely to hit some big strikes that will finish the challenger. Look for body kicks to soften up Dos Anjos before Pettis goes high and scores a head-kick KO in the third.
UFC 185 FREE PICK: Anthony Pettis -500