UFC 178 Free Picks

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LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – UFC 178 has changed drastically over the last 24 hours, but is still taking place. Here are some picks to consider for this altered PPV event.

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UFC 178 will take place from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with the main card bouts airing live on PPV at 10PM ET. All odds are according to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv.

UFC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT - Demetrious Johnson (20-2-1) vs. Chris Cariaso (17-5)

Johnson is the overwhelming favorite in this bout, and it is understandable why, but it also makes it nearly impossible to want to wager on him. Johnson’s line is -1400 and he is facing probably his smallest threat to his title yet. Johnson has the speed and experience to dominate this fight and Cariaso is swimming in unknown waters. Look for Johnson to control the fight and get another win. UFC 178 FREE PICK – Demetrious Johnson -1400

UFC LIGHTWEIGHT BOUTDonald Cerrone (24-6) and Eddie Alvarez (25-3)

This fight should be outstanding. Both men like to bring the fight, but Cerrone has the edge here for a few reasons. First, Alvarez is fighting in his first UFC bout and there is a lot of anticipation for his debut. A lot of times this leads to jitters for the fighter and a shaky performance. Second, Cerrone has a huge reach with kicks and punches, which should allow him to neutralize Alvarez’ boxing. Look for Cerrone to work the body of Alvarez and eventually score a submission victory in the second round. UFC 178 FREE PICK – Donald Cerrone -120

UFC FEATHERWEIGHT BOUTConor McGregor (15-2) vs. Dustin Poirier (16-3)

There is a lot of bad blood between these two. McGregor is a brash rising star in the division and Poirier is more experienced and feels he is being overlooked. McGregor has some solid striking and is unorthodox, but Poirier is well rounded and has faced tougher competition. That is what gives Poirier the edge. His experience will carry him through this fight. McGregor hasn’t had to face a tough spot in the octagon yet, and he will tonight. Look for him to struggle with Poirier’s ground game as the fight goes into the second and third rounds. UFC 178 FREE PICK – Dustin Poirier +215

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