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UFC Fight Night 140 odds: Latest Vegas lines and betting guide for ‘Magny vs Ponzinibbio’

Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC Fight Night 140, which is set to hit Parque Roca Arena in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this weekend (Sat., Nov. 17, 2018), including best bets, underdogs, favorites and much more! 

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its Argentina debut this Saturday (Nov. 17, 2018) with the country’s brightest mixed martial arts (MMA) star, Santiago Ponzinibbio, at the helm. The FOX Sports 1-televised main event pits “Gente Boa” against Neil Magny in a fight that could have title implications in the crowded Welterweight division. Twenty-five pounds south, veterans Ricardo Lamas and Darren Elkins duke it out, while the resurgent Khalil Rountree Jr. welcomes Brazil’s Johnny Walker to UFC’s Light Heavyweight division.

This flurry of UFC events can be exhausting, but I’ve found that nothing bolsters your spirits quite like winning money. Let’s get some!

What Went Wrong at UFC Fight Night 139?

Raquel Pennington was just completely cowed by Germaine de Randamie. To win that fight, she had to be constantly moving forward and setting up her takedowns. Instead, she sat at range against a lengthier woman and showed no nuance in her takedown entries. I’m not sure if she’s fully recovered from the beating she took against Amanda Nunes ... or if she ever will be. On the bright side, we still turned a slight profit thanks to Mark De La Rosa and Beneil Dariush. Small victories are still victories.

UFC Fight Night 140 Odds For The Undercard:

Michel Prazeres (-190) vs. Bartosz Fabinski (+165)
Alexandre Pantoja (-360) vs. Yuta Sasaki (+300)
Humberto Bandenay (-260) vs. Austin Arnett (+220)
Laureano Staropoli (-115) vs. Hector Aldana (-105)
Jesus Pinedo (-195) vs. Devin Powell (+168)
Nad Narimani (-320) vs. Anderson Dos Santos (+260)

Thoughts: I don’t think being adventurous is the right course of action here. Start with Nad Narimani and see who you can parlay him with to get some reasonable odds.

Anderson “Berinja” is legit and well-traveled, but he’s also smaller than Narimani and outclassed in his area of expertise. His style is entirely dependent on his wrestling, an area in which Narimani has him outclassed, and I don’t see him catching anything in transition against the Cage Warriors vet. Unfortunately, nobody is really standing out to me as a safe parlay filler. Maybe Michel Prazeres? Fabinski is as one-note as can be and the Brazilian should tear him up on the feet.

UFC Fight Night 140 Odds For The Main Card:

Santiago Ponzinibbio (-280) vs. Neil Magny (+240)
Ricardo Lamas (-210) vs. Darren Elkins (+175)
Khalil Rountree (-230) vs. Johnny Walker (+190)
Cezar Ferreira (-185) vs. Ian Heinisch (+160)
Marlon Vera (-325) vs. Guido Cannetti (+265)
Poliana Botelho (-155) vs. Cynthia Calvillo (+135)

Thoughts: Cynthia Calvillo’s been written off after her loss to Carla Esparza, but I’m not ready to call her a bust yet.

Poliana Botelho is a beast — she came up flat in her debut against Pearl Gonzalez, but absolutely crushed a woman in Syuri Kondo whom I’d pegged to beat her handily. Her power is something to behold and she’s four inches taller than Calvillo, but she’s also such a wild striker that it opens the door for Calvillo to get inside and work her wrestling. The Brazilian hits too hard to recommend a big bet against her, but I do think the American gets back on track Saturday night.

UFC Fight Night 140 Best Bets:

  • Parlay — Nad Narimani and Michel Prazeres: Bet $40 to make $40
  • Single bet — Cynthia Calvillo: Bet $40 to make $54

Action potential, some fresh faces, and a reasonable start time combine to make a solid event. Catch it with us on Saturday, Maniacs.

Initial Investment For 2018: $300
Current Total: $928.19