Johnson vs. Horiguchi Free Pick
MONTREAL, Quebec (The Spread) – Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC Flyweight Championship tonight against Kyoji Horiguchi in the main event of UFC 186. Here is our take on this fight.
Johnson (21-2-1) is the current UFC champion and he now defends his title against Horiguchi (15-1). Johnson has won his last seven fights in the UFC and he has defended his championship five times while Horiguchi has won nine straight fights overall and four straight in the UFC. Johnson is known for his speed and all-around ability while Horiguchi is considered one of the most powerful strikers in the 125-pound division.
The latest odds according to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv have Johnson as the clear favorite, as he is getting odds of -850 to win, while Horiguchi is getting odds of +525 to win. This fight is the main event of UFC 186, which takes place tonight from the Bell Centre at 10PM ET on PPV.
Johnson is a really impressive fighter that his truly found his calling at 125 pounds. His speed and strength have been too much for any opponent in the division. He doesn’t have tremendous KO power, but he can knock you out if he gets the right angle. Horiguchi has the power to KO the champ, but Johnson’s speed and takedown ability should keep the challenger from getting comfortable on his feet. Look for Johnson to out-work the challenge and eventually score a submission in the fourth round.
UFC 186 FREE PICK: Demetrious Johnson -850