Finalists for The Ultimate Fighter 19 have been decided and the fight card is set for July 6. And once the new Ultimate Fighters are crowned the main event between B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar will be the third time the two have met, with both decisions going Edgar’s way.
Corey Anderson and Matt Van Buren will battle to be The Ultimate Fighter 19 Light Heavyweight winner. Current UFC odds at 5Dimes have Anderson handicapped as the slim -190 favorite while bettors on a successful Van Buren upset will get paid +150. This fight is a tough UFC betting choice to pick, as Anderson holds an edge in technique while Van Buren seems to be the fighter with more heart.
The Ultimate Fighter 19 Middleweight winner will be either Dhiego Lima or Eddie Gordon. Oddsmakers at 5Dimes currently have UFC odds of -165 on Lima while the slim upset option on Gordon will pay +125. Much like the other fight, Lima holds the edge in technique while Gordon is the more experienced fighter. We like the upset option in this one based on the fact that Gordon has fought big fights in the past.
The main event of The Ultimate Fighter 19 fight card between B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar should be a carbon copy of their first two fights, including the unanimous decision victory for Edgar. At a 5Dimes cost of -550, action on Edgar seems a bit pricey, but better value can be found in the 29 prop options available at 5Dimes.
Fight goes to decision at -175 or Edgar wins via a decision at -150 look to offer a better price on the most likely outcome. If you’re a big Penn fan and are interested in a longshot option, the Penn wins by decision prop bet is currently paying +1550.