UFC 277: Pena vs. Nunes 2 Odds, Predictions, Lines: MMA Expert Releases Amazing Fight Card Picks, Best Bets

Juliana Pena says she doesn’t mind the attention that comes with being a champion, and she wouldn’t mind getting more. The women’s bantamweight champion knows her profile will rise if she defeats former champion Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 277 on Saturday. Their anticipated rematch anchors the main UFC 277 fight card (10 p.m. ET) from the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Peña won the belt last December behind a massive upset of Nunes and hasn’t hesitated to share her story when given the chance. In fact, he told the media this week that he wished he had received more questions and interview requests throughout the week. In contrast, Nunes is a famous introvert who only does necessary media during fight week and by her own admission has never been comfortable in the spotlight.

Nunes is a -300 favorite ($300 risk to win $100), while Peña returns at +250 in the latest UFC 277: Peña vs. Nonce 2 odds from Caesars Sportsbook. In the co-main event, former flyweight champion Brandon Moreno (-200) will face Kai Cara France (+175) for the interim belt. Before any UFC 277: Peña vs. Pick Nonce 2, Make sure you check out MMA predictions and betting tips from SportsLine expert Andrew Goombas..

Goombas is a former NCAA wrestler who uses his experience on the mat to dissect the X’s and O’s of MMA matchups in a way that sets him apart from other MMA analysts. He launched the MMA handicapping service MMA Knockout Bets in 2018 and has turned a profit every year since.

By tracking more than 1,400 picks through third-party monitoring service Bet MMA, it has shown a 6 percent return on investment for its followers. In the past two years, his followers have made more than $10,000 in profits.

At UFC 275 in June, Goombas swept the board with his main card picks, and in a five-fight swap, SportsLine members pitted Andre Fialo (-145) against Jake Matthews (+125) in a matchup of welterweight prospects. was involved in supporting Matthews dominated from the start and scored a second-round stoppage to give the Goombas backers another easy win. Anyone who has followed the Goombas has already seen the massive returns.

Now, with UFC 277: Peña vs. With Nunes 2 in sight, Goombas has studied the card from every angle and released his top MMA picks. You can watch Goombas’ UFC 277 picks exclusively on SportsLine..

UFC 277: Pena vs. Nunes Preview

Nunes (21-5) is one of the most dominant champions in UFC history and one of only four fighters to hold titles in two weight classes at the same time. The others are Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Henry Cejudo.

He had successfully defended the bantamweight title seven times, and there was a widespread belief that the division no longer offered any viable challengers because Nunes had already defeated them all in dominant fashion.

Pena (11-4) was awarded a title shot largely because she was the only ranked contender demanding a fight with Nunes and her confidence built for a marketable matchup. But the 32-year-old Chicago resident backed up her words by walking under Nunes and appearing to break the reigning champion’s will.

Although Pena’s win was officially scored as a rear-naked choke submission, Nunes went down after a series of attacks and appeared to concede the fight as soon as she hit the mat.

Nunes, still the women’s featherweight champion, later extended the performance to an off-night and the 34-year-old Brazilian immediately asked for a rematch. Pena did not hesitate to fight. You can only see who will be back at UFC 277 on SportsLine..

UFC 277 Predictions

We’ll share one of Goombas’ UFC 277 picks here: He’s backing Derek Lewis (+100) to take on Sergey Pavlovich (-120) in a battle of heavyweight sluggers on the main card.

Lewis (26-9-1) is a popular two-time title challenger whose famously heavy hands have resulted in a UFC-record 13 career knockouts. But the 37-year-old Houston resident has dropped two of his past three to younger contenders, including a second-round stoppage loss to Tai Tuivasa in February.

Pavlovic (15-1) is similarly known for his power and has earned 12 of his 15 career victories by knockout. The 30-year-old Russian fighter has reeled off three stoppage wins in a row since losing in his UFC debut.

“Lewis has the greatest power in UFC history, while Pavlovic is a knockout artist in his own right,” Goombas told SportsLine. Ga,” Goombas told SportsLine. See who else to pick at UFC 277 here..

How to Pick UFC 277

Goombas also has strong picks for UFC 277: Peña vs. Nunes and other fights on the UFC 277 card. He’s also backing a fighter who “has great output and cardio” to emerge with a dominant victory. Those UFC 277 picks are available only on SportsLine..

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UFC 277 Odds, Fight Card

Check out the full UFC 277 picks, predictions, and best bets here.

Amanda Nunes (-300) vs Juliana Pena (+250)
Brendan Moreno (-200) vs Kai Cara France (+175)
Magomed Ankalaev (-475) vs. Anthony Smith (+380)
Sergey Pavlovich (-120) vs. Derrick Lewis (+100)
Don Tal Miz (-140) vs. Hamdi Abdul Wahab (+120)
Alexander Pantoja (-150) vs. Alex Perez (+130)
Drew Duber (-210) vs Rafael Alves (+180)
Matthew Semelsberger (-160) vs. Alex Morono (+140)
Jocelyn Edwards (-140) vs. Ji Yoon Kim (+120)
Ihor Potieria (-145) Nicolae Negumereanu (+125)
Drucker Close (-210) vs. Rafa Garcia (+180)
Orion Kos (-170) vs. Blood Diamond (+150)