- Odds: Tyron Woodley +200 underdog, Vicente Luque -275 favorite.
- Prediction: Vicente Luque by TKO/KO.
- Stats: Luque lands 2.74 more significant strikes per minute than Woodley.
Tyron Woodley’s comeback fight will come against the “Silent Assassin” Vicente Luque. This fight will feature on the main card at UFC 260, below are odds with an early fight prediction for Woodley vs Luque.
Woodley vs Luque Odds
According to the latest odds for UFC 260, Woodley is +200, bet $100 to win $200. For Luque as the favorite, you can bet $275 to win $100.
T-Wood is on a three-fight losing skid right now. Which doesn’t bode well against tough competition like Vicente Luque. Looking for the best betting value at UFC 260? Then check out our list of online sportsbooks here, for the best odds and bonuses.
Prediction for Woodley vs Luque
At one point Woodley looked unbeatable, accumulating wins over Robbie Lawler, Wonderboy, and Darren Till. He defended the welterweight title successfully three times and is now on a three-fight losing streak.
That being said, big props for Woodley for taking this fight, he could have asked for a Robbie Lawler or Demian Maia rematch; that would be less dangerous.
Woodley is coming off suffering a broken rib to Colby Covington last September. That’s a quick turnaround to go up against Luque, who is one of the toughest fighters in the welterweight division.
Another huge advantage is Luque trains under Henri Hooft, who was training Usman and Burns for their respective fights against Woodley.
In terms of grappling, we know Woodley is proficient in this area. However, Luque’s grappling seems overlooked and if this fight goes to the ground it could be anyone’s fight.
I expect the majority of this fight to take place on the feet. Where Luque will pressure Woodley and can do so aggressively over the course of three rounds. Luque is definitely a hit-able opponent but he has such a solid chin, he knows he can take the shots.
One of the main questions yet again, will be what will Woodley answer back with? Overall I don’t see this style of fight working in Woodley’s favor, which will result in Luque getting a TKO or decision win.
Pick: Vicente Luque.
Odds for UFC 260 Main Card Fights
Headlining UFC 260 is Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou 2, a rematch from their first encounter back at UFC 220. Miocic remains the betting underdog to Ngannou as a -150 favorite.
Then on the co-main, Brian Ortega will get another shot at the featherweight strap. This time it’s in the hands of Alexander Volkanovski, who is a modest favorite in his second title defense at 145 pounds.
The return of the “Sugar Show” Sean O’Malley is another highlight at UFC 260. O’Malley is a firm favorite, even after coming off his first MMA loss – he will go up against Thomas Almeida.
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