UFC 270 Best Bets: Ngannou, Moreno, Favoured to Retain Titles

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UFC 270 Best Bets: Ngannou, Moreno, Favoured to Retain Titles

The undisputed UFC heavyweight title will be on the line later this month at UFC 270 when reigning champion Francis Ngannou takes on interim champion Cyril Gane as a razor-thin 1.83 favourite at Sports Interaction. Earlier in the evening, the UFC flyweight title will be up for grabs, when Brandon Moreno steps into the octagon to face No. 1 contender
Deiveson Figueiredo for the third time since December 2020 perched as a 1.60 favourite at Betsafe.

CanadianBettingSites takes a look at all the odds and trends ahead of UFC 270, which is set to take place at Honda Center in Anaheim, California on January 22. Sports bettors looking to get in on UFC action for the first time can refer to our betting guides to learn all they need to know about UFC betting in Canada.

UFC 270 OddsSports InteractionBetsafe
Ciryl Gane1.911.89
Francis Ngannou1.831.95
Deiveson Figueiredo2.302.40
Brandon Moreno1.591.60

Francis Ngannou (c) vs Ciryl Gane (ic) – UFC Heavyweight Championship

Professional MMA Records
Francis Ngannou: 16-3
Ciryl Gane: 10-0

Francis Ngannou will step into the octagon for the first time since claiming the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 260 last March when he faces off against interim champion Cyril Gane at UFC 270. “The Predator” claimed the belt with a stunning second-round KO wins over long-time champion Stipe Miocic. The 35-year-old Cameroonian now enjoys a five-fight win streak, with each of his previous four victories coming by first-round knockouts.

Not surprisingly, Ngannou has cashed in by taking home Performance of the Night bonuses on four occasions during his current five-fight win streak. That run includes a spectacular knockout victory just 20 seconds into his clash with Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249. Now sporting a professional MMA record of 16-3, Ngannou has earned a reputation as a fearsome power puncher. However, the champion has almost no experience fighting championship rounds, with his failed bid to claim the UFC heavyweight title from Miocic at UFC 220 marking the only time he has seen action beyond three rounds.

Gane returns to action after claiming the interim UFC heavyweight championship with an impressive third-round finish of popular veteran Derrick Lewis as a heavy favourite on the UFC 265 predictions. “Bon Gamin” has enjoyed a meteoric rise since joining the UFC in August 2019, posting wins in his first seven fights with the promotion, and now sports an unblemished 10-0 pro MMA record. While the 31-year-old Frenchman has tallied four finishes by TKO, he has also demonstrated versatility by going the distance on three occasions, and also recorded three wins by submission.

Best Bet: Gane (1.91) at Sports Interaction


Brandon Moreno win by submission

With 11 career wins by submission, Brandon Moreno is worthy of a value to bet to end Deiveson Figueiredo's night by tap out



Brandon Moreno (c) vs Deiveson Figueiredo – UFC Flyweight Championship

Professional MMA Records
Brandon Moreno: 19-5-2
Deiveson Figueiredo: 20-2-1

The third and possibly final chapter in the growing rivalry between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo will be written at UFC 270. Nothing was settled in their first tilt at UFC 256, which ended in a draw after Figueiredo had one point due to a groin strike. However, Moreno rose to the occasion in their rematch last June at UFC 263, with 28-year-old Mexican emerging victorious by submission in the third round.

Clearly, Figueiredo represents the toughest challenge that Moreno has ever faced. Affectionately known as “The Assassin Baby”, Moreno has shown steady progress since making his UFC debut back in October 2016. Long established as a submission specialist, Moreno has shown his ability to go the distance during a seven-fight undefeated streak that includes a 2019 win over Maikel Perez that earned him the LFA flyweight championship. Moreno has seen seven of past 11 fights go the distance, including a pair of contests that went a full five rounds.

Figueiredo seeks to avenge his recent loss to Moreno as he seeks to reclaim the UFC featherweight title while pegged as a high-value 2.40 bet at Betsafe. “Deus Da Guerra” had no one but himself after missing weight in his first bid for the flyweight crown against Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night 169. The 34-year-old Brazilian redeemed himself by knocking out Benavidez in the first round of their rematch at UFC Fight Island 2 and subsequently defended his belt with a first-round submission win over Alex Perez at UFC 255. Overall, Figueiredo has seen 11 of his 20 career wins come inside five minutes, but sports a middling 2-2-1 record in five UFC clashes that have gone to the judges, and will likely have to finish Moreno early if he is to have any chance of taking back the title.

The Pick: Moreno (1.60); UNDER 4.5 rounds (1.69)