Just when UFC fight fans will need a bit of excitement to build up to the two main events at UFC Fight Night 146 in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday 9 March 2019, veteran slugger Tim Means (28-10-1) will return to the welterweight fore with a cool matchup against Florida fighter Niko Price (12-2-0).
Tim Means Vs Niko Price Betting Lines
The Tim Means Vs Niko Price odds show that Tim Means is a firm favourite on the UFC 146 betting lines with -187.50 being the best odds on Means with bet365.
Niko Price is available at +162.50 (also with bet365) on the latest UFC betting lines but upon closer examination, it’s clear to see that he’s a very lively underdog and an interesting betting proposition here.
Tim Means does have quite a big fan base so we can expect to see his odds shorten as Fight Night approaches. However, Means has lost three of his last five fights and at the age of 35 (having been fighting since 2004) he can be vulnerable to a younger, more hungry fighter.
Tim Means Vs Niko Price Prediction
Niko Price has only had 14 pro MMA bouts, but he has won 12 of them and despite his age of 29, he has relatively few miles on the clock, so he definitely could have lots of improvement to come in his game.
He fights out of Futures MMA in Florida and is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Of his 12 MMA wins, 10 were by TKO or KO, which tells us he has a lot of power in those fists, but Tim Means has never been stopped with punches.
We think Niko Price can impose his work rate on Tim Means over the 3-round fight and secure a Decision victory here. At +162.50 at bet365, he looks the value play for this exciting match-up that could become a war of attrition. With the younger, fresher legs, Price has the room for improvement in the 170 lb weight division and can outgun the hardy veteran Means.
Fight Verdict: Niko Price to win at +162.50 with bet365