UFC 244 Odds, Facts, and Previews For Main Fights
This time the UFC is taking us to the home of some of the greatest fights in combat sports history, Madison Square Garden, in New York, NY.
The fight UFC fans have been waiting for is just around the corner, and we have some of the best UFC Free Picks for you to take advantage of before we get things underway. Fight Night is Saturday, November 2, 2019.
With the winner in red below - here are the UFC 244 fight night results:
Odds above updated on November 2, 2019 - Visit Bodog for the latest lines!
- 01UFC 244 - Saturday, November 2, 2019
- 02UFC 244 - All fights
- 03Nate Diaz (2.35) vs Jorge Masvidal (1.588)
- 04Kelvin Gastelum (1.50) vs Darren Till (2.60)
- 05Stephen Thompson (1.80) vs Vicente Luque (1.952)
- 06Kevin Lee (2.35) vs Gregor Gillespie (1.606)
UFC 244 - Saturday, November 2, 2019
It’s almost upon us, the UFC 244 guarantees to be one to remember. World famous Madison Square Garden, in New York, hosts a card boasting 12 fights.
The main event between the infamous Nate Diaz and East coast badboy Jorge Masvidal - it may not be a title fight, but the fans won’t care about that.
There is plenty to play for as we review the UFC Odds. It’s very much time to get in on a piece of the action, so let’s get right into it with our fight previews.
UFC 244 - All fights
The UFC 244 has a number of great fights scheduled. Here’s a breakdown of the main card and undercard.
- Nate Diaz (20-11-0) vs Jorge Masvidal (34-13-0)
- Kelvin Gastelum (16-4-0) vs Darren Till (17-2-1)
- Stephen Thompson (14-4-1) vs Vicente Luque (17-6-1)
- Derrick Lewis (21-7-0) vs Blagoy Ivanov (18-2-0)
- Kevin Lee (17-5-0) vs Gregor Gillespie (13-0-0)
- Corey Anderson (12-4-0) vs Johnny Walker (17-3-0)
- Shane Burgos (12-1-0) vs Makwan Amirkhani (17-3-0)
- Andrei Arlovski (28-18-0) vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik (8-0-0)
- Brad Tavares (17-5-0) vs Edmin Shahbazyan (10-0-0)
- Katlyn Chookagian (12-2-0) vs Jennifer Maia (17-5-1)
- Lyman Good (20-5-0) vs Chance Rencountre (14-3-0)
- Julio Arce (16-3-0) vs Hakeem Dawodu (10-1-1)
Nate Diaz (2.35) vs Jorge Masvidal (1.588)
Without a doubt the most anticipated fight of the year. If Nate Diaz’s return to the UFC back in August after a 3 year hiatus wasn’t big enough, this tops it with ease. Nate is very much the fighter’s fighter.
The Diaz brothers have preached their own views on the fight game, as well as the way the UFC is run, and have certainly shown their own version of it in the octagon.
The Welterweight bout will be an all-action affair. Both fighters have a wealth of experience and know their craft like few others. Nate Diaz is from the school of Gracie Jui-Jitsu, and still trains with Kron Gracie, who’s become part of the Diaz family, as well as possessing a lethal stand-up game.
Masvidal has a kick-boxing background, as we saw with his 5 second KO of Ben Askren, but also has great all round fighting acumen. Representing Miami, Masvidal is a veteran of the sport and commands great respect from within the fighting community.
The fight is likely to go all the way, unless there’s a KO, as both fighters are known for their stamina and never surrender attitude.
Bank on this one to be an absolute epic. Take Nate Diaz to dig deep and battle his way to a hard-fought win.
The fight to go the distance, the fight to be a decision
The self-proclaimed, “Badass Motherf***er” (BMF) belt will be on the line in New York. Although this may seem quite silly, it has a deeper meaning between these two, who claim that the sport has devolved into something that isn’t fighting in its purest form.
The two fighters aren’t necessarily here to entertain, but to put on a real fight. This is why this fight has garnered so much hype in such a short space of time. Luckily it’s also why the UFC 244 Odds favour the punter, it feels as if the bookies need to catch up.
We can see these two staying on their feet for 5 rounds and swinging at each other until they’re told to stop. Take the fight to go to a decision.
A quick knockout, Nate Diaz to be knocked out in the first
This fight will go one of two ways; it’ll either be a slugfest and go to the judges, or Masvidal’s striking will put Diaz to sleep.
Jorge Masvidal has the superior striking and will look to capitalise on that throughout the fight. But as the fight goes on Nate will go from strength-to-strength. Nate is known for taking a round or two to get into his stride.
Nate isn’t a man to shy away from a fight and his standup game is far from weak. Though his strengths lie in his ground game and his ability to get his opponents to run at his pace, but the later will require him to remain in the fight until round 3 and beyond.
If you feel there could be a shock in store for the Diaz crew next month. Take a punt on Masvidal to knockout Nate Diaz in the first.
Kelvin Gastelum (1.50) vs Darren Till (2.60)
This middleweight bout is a redemption shot for both fighters after they registered losses in the previous fights.
Darren Till had a lot of hype surrounding him at the start of 2019 having won 17 out of 18 fights, but after back-to-back losses he’s in a position where he must win this one.
Kevin Gastelum has a record of 15-4 and has never lost by knockout. He has a knockout record of 40% in fights and interestingly four of his last six wins have been decided by KO, which suits his aggressive reputation.
Sadly for Till we feel this will be more of the same for him. Gastelum is the better all-round fighter and we feel that will show. Expect Gastelum to win.
Stephen Thompson (1.80) vs Vicente Luque (1.952)
The first welterweight fight of the main card looks to be a real clash. Vicente’s game is based around power and bombarding his opponent with brute shots to great effect. He’s also won 10 of his last 11.
Stephen ́Wonderboy' Thompson has had a torrid time of late. He’s lost three of his last four, with a KO loss to Anthony Pettis in his last. Wonderboy is known for his agility and range of kicks, but the brute force of the Brazilian may be too much this time.
The smart money says Vicente Luque to win at Madison Square Gardens.
Even on short notice, Vicente Luque is one BAD DUDE! pic.twitter.com/F5SXXcJkUk— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) October 7, 2018
Kevin Lee (2.35) vs Gregor Gillespie (1.606)
Kevin Lee comes into this one as the underdog, in a fight that looks to be a total mismatch. Dana White must see something we don’t because Gregor Gillespie is undefeated in his weight class and looks the clear favourite.
Lee has lost his last two fights in a row and returns to the division after losing in welterweight. Kevin Lee is a man who loves a challenge and will look to raise his game on the night.
Gillespie has been excellent in his last few fights and will look to continue in that vein of form. The UFC 244 vegas odds are quite juicy for a fight which seems to be over before it’s started.
Expect Gillespie to run through Lee and win this one.