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Minty Bets is joined by Kevin Iole to preview the UFC 260 Heavyweight Title Main Event and the main card from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas on Sat. March 27.
KEVIN IOLE: Hey, folks. I am Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports and UFC 260 right around the corner, Saturday, March 27th at Apex here in Las Vegas. I'm going to go over my top picks for the main card on this show. And the main event, of course, is a really intriguing rematch. A heavyweight championship bout between the championship Stipe Miocic who is plus 110 and the number one contender who has been knocking everybody out, Francis Ngannou. Francis is actually the favorite at minus 135.
Stipe won their first fight at UFC 220 very easily. Dominated Francis by taking him down. It's going to be a different Francis Ngannou this time around, and I certainly think he has the power to win by knockout. Having said that, I'm going to take Stipe Miocic to win this fight by decision. I just think there's so much ground for Francis to cover. And the wrestling ability that Stipe Miocic has and the versatility in his game is going to make the difference. So I'm going to take Stipe Miocic and plus 110 to win this fight by decision.
And then finally, I just wanted to talk about one of the other featured undercard fights. Former Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley is now a fairly big underdog. He is fighting Vicente Luque in an important welterweight bout. You have to think if Woodley loses this fight, that's it for him in the UFC. He's really been struggling-- has lost several in a row. I think he needs this fight badly. Luque is minus 250. Willie is plus 210. I think that is too high a number on Luque, so I am going to take Tyron Woodley. I think his wrestling game is going to be the difference here. I like Woodley by decision. I will take Woodley plus the 210. For Yahoo Sports, I am Kevin Iole.