The main card for UFC 239: Jones vs Santos this weekend (July 6) is well and truly stacked and the Masvidal Vs Askren fight is a really interesting grudge match encounter to tee things up nicely for the two main title fights.
The heart would love to see Jorge Masvidal (33-13-0) back up his KO victory over Darren Till with another big name victory here. But this is UFC betting and the head must rule in this case!
Ben Askren (19-0-0) is a multiple time world champion and although he’s only had one UFC fight, he showed real guts, skill and composure to get through former welterweight champ Robbie Lawler.
Jorge Masvidal Vs Ben Askren Betting Lines & Pick
These two men do not like each other very much. Ben Askren is a world class wrestler and his unique grappling ability sees him trade as the -225 (1.44) bookies favourite at Betway Sportsbook. Jorge Masvidal is an absolute dog-fighter, classy and vicious, and is the +200 (3.00) underdog for this one with bet365.
The odds and UFC betting predictions for Masvidal Vs Askren will largely depend on which style of fighter you think is going to be more effective. General feelings suggest Ben Askren has the upper hand here but Masvidal’s nickname is “Gamebred” and he’s just that, a man born to fight.
Ben Askren is likely to get this fight onto the mat and make it nasty. In fact, it may not be the most exciting MMA cage fight we’ve ever seen but in terms of looking for a profitable UFC bet, Ben Askren looks the man to be on.
Askren can be taken to win this clash of styles perhaps by a Decision victory. It’ll be a gritty and ugly, but effective display of world class wrestling and pressure to secure the win.