Final releases UFC Las Vegas 29
Dan Ige -120 vs Jung “Korean Zombie” + 100
Both professionals made weight which was anticipated. Taking Ige -110 earlier in the week has provided readers with value based on where we stand now. He’s still a buy at -120.
Spivak -220 vs. Oleynik + 190
I’ll make Spivak -140 ITD official.
Jandiroba -130 vs. Murata + 110
Jandiroba will strive to drag the Japanese fighter to the ground for a submission but Murata is short, squat and sturdy, so she won’t be that easy to drag down. Jandiroba’s size and youth will be the difference here.
Jandiroba via decision + 250 .5u
Lara Procopio -150 vs. Casey O’Neil + 130
Brazilian Procopio must drag the Scottish fighter to the floor and O’Neil can’t allow that to happen. O’Neil is the younger, taller, longer fighter and while she is less experienced than her opponent, I believe she can pick and peck Procopio from distance and earn a decision.
O’Neil + 130
Patience here as this price may rise
UFC 263 was a groundbreaker as the UFC awarded VSiN press access, which allowed unusually intimate access to the athletes throughout the week. That access proved to be worth the time and effort.
The fights themselves were outstanding. To witness young Bryan Moreno win that title was a full-circle experience for me. While attending the University of Arizona in the late 1970s, I was able to attend several nationally broadcast ABC boxing events. A couple featured the amazing Mexican boxer Salvatore Sanchez, who lost his life at 23 but not before compiling a 44-1 record and beating every possible elite featherweight challenger along the way.
Moreno’s epic victory in front of the passionate Mexican fan base in Phoenix took me back to the roots of my fight commitment. To have been able to witness that event just as I did so many years ago was especially pleasing.
Moreno + 200, though he closed well lower coupled with Israel Adesanya’s painting of Marvin Vettori (Hermansson/Adesanya + 133 parlay) pushes Insight the Octagon profitability in 2021 to 18-9 + 11.78 units.