UFC 209 Evans vs Kelly Preview and Picks
Ready for Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Kelly 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
Rashad Evans (19-5-1): -190 vs. Daniel Kelly (12-1): +155
Rashad Evans is in a tail spin folks – he tries to get back on track this weekend against four-time Olympian Daniel Kelly. Evans is 2-4 in his last six fights overall and enters on a two fight losing streak – his last fight was a KO loss in the first round to Glover Teixeira nearly a year ago.
Kelly on the other hand has just one loss in his career and arrives riding a three fight win streak – Chris Camozzi, Brazilian Antonio Carlos Jr. and Steve Montgomery have all fallen at the hands of this relative unknown but dangerous foe.
Kelly brings a strong all-around game with him to Saturday night’s fight – Evans is still known as one of the best heavy-hitting strikers the UFC has ever seen – but that was a few moons ago.
Experience counts for something for sure but in Evans’ case, inactivity, lack of results and an inability to stay healthy have me running away from Evans at this point.
Kelly is no slouch – his stock rises dramatically with a good performance Saturday. Expect a close fight with the hotter of the two fighters making a name for himself.
Evans appears done in my eyes – take Kelly in this one.
MMA Betting Pick: Daniel Kelly +155