Anthony Johnson vs Glover Teixeira UFC 202 Betting Pick

Johnson vs TeixeiraWith everyone talking about the Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz main event at this Saturday’s UFC 202, the co-main event that features the top two ranked contenders at Light Heavyweight, which makes this a very likely candidate as a title eliminator fight.  The UFC hasn’t said directly that the winner will get Daniel Cormier, but if Jon Jones doesn’t miraculously come back soon, the division is quite stagnant, which would make the winner of this fight line up very nicely as a potential fight with DC.

Both of these guys are big hitters, so the fight will at least be exciting.  When is an Anthony Johnson fight not exciting.  You’re sitting on the edge of your seat because a KO could come at any second.

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Anthony Johnson vs Glover Teixeira Odds

Here are the odds for this fight from Bet365.com.

  • Anthony Johnson 1.53
  • Glover Teixeira 2.62

Bet365.com also has 8 other prop bets that you can make on this fight.  Here are some of those odds, then I’ll get into my full breakdown with my picks for both the straight up winner and some interesting prop bet plays.

  • Anthony Johnson via Finish 1.80
  • Anthony Johnson via Decision 7.50
  • Glover Teixeira via Finish 4.33
  • Glover Teixeira via Decision 5.00
  • Draw 67.00

Those were the method of victory odds, here are the round betting odds:

  • Johnson in Round 1 2.60
  • Johnson in Round 2 5.50
  • Johnson in Round 3 21.00
  • Teixeira in Round 1 8.50
  • Teixeira in Round 2 11.00
  • Teixeira in Round 3 21.00

Bet365.com also has double chance method of victory, method and round combo, and total rounds bets, but I’ll stick with those for now.

My Pick

I look at this fight and I think Anthony Johnson is the better fighter in every area except jiu jitsu.  He’s the faster, more powerful fighter and has better wrestling so he will likely be able to keep this fight standing and avoid the Brazilians jiu jitsu game.

Glover is on an impressive 3 fight winning streak, completely dismantling his last two opponents of Rashad Evans and Patrick Cummins.  Three fights ago he beat OSP via third round submission, but he was rocked a couple times in that fight, and he was also rocked by Ryan Bader in his win over Bader back 2013.   Between the Bader and OSP fights he lost decisive decisions to Jon Jones and wrestler Phil Davis.

Glover is a beast who is very durable having never been finished in his UFC career, but he has been rocked.  And the difference in power between Anthony Johnson and the men he has been rocked by is significant.  If Johnson gets his hands on Glover’s chin it will be lights out, no matter how great of a chin Glover has.

Johnson has been running through the division and I think he will show in this fight that there are significant gaps between DC and Johnson, but also Johnson and the rest of the division.

Play: Anthony Johnson 1.53 @ Bet365.com

I do think Johnson will find a way to finish Teixeira and I actually think he’ll get the job done in round 1.

Play: Johnson via Finish 1.80 & Johnson Round 1 2.60 @ Bet365.com

One thing is certain.  It will be an exciting fight teeing up the Diaz vs McGregor rematch.

August 18, 2016 by : Posted in Other Sports No Comments

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