Best bets for UFC 270: Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane

    Reed Kuhn is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and strategy and analytics consultant. He is the author of “Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers and Science in Mixed Martial Arts,” the first book to quantify drivers and performance metrics in combat sports.

The best heavyweight championship fights often feel like a tossup, because the threat of power ensures that neither will see a lopsided betting line. When the markets first opened, “interim champ” Ciryl Gane was a slight underdog to incumbent champ Francis Ngannou, but lines have since flipped.

Early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+, followed by the prelims at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+, and the main card begins at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV. Purchase the PPV here.

Ian Parker and Reed Kuhn give their favorite plays and props.

Odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

Heavyweight title fight: Francis Ngannou (+130) vs. Ciryl Gane (-155)

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