UFC 209 Overeem vs Hunt Preview and Picks
Ready for Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt UFC 209 Betting? The UFC stages its third pay-per-view card of 2017 on Saturday when some of the promotions’ top veterans and some of its up-and-comers take to the Octagon T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. Let’s take a look at this fight in particular and try to break down what should play out on what promises to be another exciting night of bouts in Vegas.
UFC 209 Handicapping
UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2
Date: March 4, 2017
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Alistair Overeem (50-7): -145 vs. Mark Hunt (12-10-1, 1NC): +115
Saturday night marks the second fight between the two – Overeem won the first by submission.
Alistair Overeem looks reborn – he won four straight fights before losing last time out to Stipe Miocic. Hunt is no slouch either – his 12-10 record are not indicative of just how tough this guy is.
Hunt can dish it out and he can take it like nobody else in the Division – Hunt’s ability to take a punch will be crucial on Saturday night.
The fact of this fight is that Overeem is the more well-rounded of the two – he has 19 submission wins – seven more than Hunt has totaled in his career.
Overeem has one last run at the Heavyweight Title in his sights while Hunt probably won’t get close to a shot at the belt.
Add in the fact that distractions have become a theme in Hunt’s training camp with lawsuits pending against the Organization in regard to the payout in his fight with Brock Lesnar.
One of these fighters is focused on climbing the ladder – one seems to be after another paycheck.
I’m not saying that Hunt’s toughness is to be underestimated, I’m just saying that Overeem’s power and motivation will be too much.
In a slugfest take the Dutch monster to prevail.
MMA Betting Pick: Alistair Overeem -145