- Odds: Francis Ngannou -360 favorite vs Derrick Lewis +285 underdog.
- Lewis holds a decision win over Ngannou from their underwhelming first fight at UFC 262.
- Is there betting value on Lewis to defeat Ngannou a second time? We find out.
This past week Dana White confirmed the UFC are targeting Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis 2 for this summer. In this breakdown, we will review the latest Ngannou vs Lewis 2 odds with some betting analysis for this upcoming heavyweight rematch for the UFC strap.
Francis Ngannou vs Derrick Lewis 2 Odds
Francis “The Predator” Ngannou is a firm betting favorite -360, (Bet $360, win $100). Lewis who won the first fight is major underdog, you can bet $100 on the fan-favorite to win $285.
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Betting Value with “Black Beast”
The betting line for Ngannou vs Lewis hasn’t drifted much since opening this past few weeks. With Francis being a solid favorite since his clinical performance against Miocic, to win the rematch and get the UFC heavyweight title wrapped around his waist.
In the first fight, we saw a gunshy Ngannou go up against an ill-prepared Lewis. The combination resulted in a disappointing fight, which seen one of the least strikes thrown in a UFC fight. Lewis is no stranger to being an underdog, he was a +250 longshot against Curtis Blaydes and managed to KO “Razor” in the second round.
Over his UFC career, we have seen the “Black Beast” make some incredible comebacks. He becomes an even bigger threat when he’s hurt and that will be a real test for Ngannou. Overall there is definitely real betting value on Lewis as the underdog here. Bettors should take advantage of the betting props for winning by KO once they’re released.
Ngannou’s Reign Begins
With the UFC and Jon Jones playing hardball to negotiate the former light heavyweights’ next fight at heavyweight continues. That hasn’t stopped the oddsmakers releasing Ngannou vs Jones odds, as “The Predator” remains the betting favorite over “Bones”.
In the meantime, Ngannou will take care of the next heavyweight contenders, with a rematch against Lewis appearing to be the UFC’s choice. Another fun fight would be against Ciryl Gane, the Frenchman is undefeated and ranked in #3 in the heavyweight rankings.
Seeing the improvements Ngannou has made since entering the UFC is incredible. Especially since the majority of his fights end within the first round. “The Predator” has the star power and skills to become a bonafide UFC star over these next few months.
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