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Matt McCuen shares his favorite play for UFC 271 tonight. Here's why he's trusting Jarred Cannioner to get the job done.

UFC 271 Prediction: Trust the Better Fighter

I am back with my UFC best bet for today, and we have been on a roll for UFC and technically undefeated here with a 2-0 record overall. So we are due for another winner here, and we have a solid UFC card to dive into.

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UFC 271 Prediction

The pick I am going with for tonight’s card is going to concern a matchup between Jared Cannonier and Derek Brunson. Cannonier comes into this fight with a record of 14-5 and opening as a -155 favorite here.

His opponent Derek Brunson is sporting an overall record of 23-7. The experience in this match goes to Brunson, but I believe the better fighter in this battle will be Jarred Cannioner. These two match up fairly similar in size, both weighing in at 185 pounds. 

The pick I will be going with in this matchup will be Jared Cannonier on the moneyline at -155. I love the line we are getting on this fight, as I think he should be closer to a -200 favorite. The style of this fight favors Cannonier, who will have a longer reach in this fight.

I think we could see this fight go the distance, so I also like the over here. If anyone knocks someone out, let’s hope it is Jared in this fight. Cannonier will be well prepared for this fight, and one of his best attributes is his takedown defense. I expect this to be a huge advantage in this fight tonight and help him get the win. Let’s keep things rolling tonight and cash in another one! 

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.


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