UFC 201 Betting Lawler vs. Woodley

UFC 201 – Lawler vs. Woodley next Saturday


 

The UFC 201 card on Saturday night features Lawler vs. Woodley, as two of the hardest hitting welterweights meet.

Lawler vs. Woodley a Match to Watch

Robbie Lawler will be defending his belt against Tyron Woodley. As he has done previously, Lawler odds to win this UFC 201 main event are -145 to Woodley{s +155.

These odds might be deeiving and interesting at the same time. So we have some point os consider when betting on this card:

  1. ESPN’s Brett Okamota mentions in his preview: “According to Fightmetric, Lawler has absorbed 642 strikes since the start of 2014. He’s gone five hellacious rounds, back-to-back-to-back. When do these wars catch up? Lawler is 34 in human years — and probably something like 112 in fighter years.” I guess it comes a time when a body just will not go further.
  2. Woodley is, relies mostly on his right hand. if he can keep the distance and place it on Lawler these odds could then not be that accurate.
  3. Lawler expects a shorter night than his previous matches. If Woodlwy holds heavy on to the fifth round things might get tough for the champ.
  4. Woodley won on a split decision over Kelvin Gastelum in January 2015 but has not fought since. His fight against Hendricks in October was cancelled because Hendricks had complications during the weight-cutting process. So yes, gyms are not fights, this may go against Woodley.

Lawler on the fight

“Woodley has tremendous athleticism, brings a lot of technique – well-rounded fighter,” Lawler said. “I expect him to wrestle, move around, [know] that wherever the fight goes, he feels safe. But I always feel like I’m able to put the fight where I want it to go. Five rounds is a long time to find your way around it.”

Woodley on the fight

“Robbie brings a lot to the table,” Woodley said. “He shows a lot of hardened fights and … you have to fight through those things – matching my skill set versus his skill set and just being prepared to go out there for five rounds to fight hard and do what I do best.”

Lawler vs. Woodley – What do other fighters think?