- Odds: Vicente Luque (-275) vs Niko Price (+210).
- Date & Location: May 9, Florida.
- Prediction: Vicente Luque by Decision.
One of the most underrated fights featured on the UFC 249 card is a rematch between Vicente Luque and Niko Price. We preview the opening odds with an early fight prediction below for this upcoming welterweight bout.
Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price 2 Odds
Vicente Luque opens as a sizeable betting favorite at UFC 249, with odds of (-275) that gives Luque a 73% implied probability. For Niko Price as the underdog you can bet $100 to win $210.
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Niko Price Betting Value
Since entering the UFC in 2017, Price has picked up four performance of the night wins. He scored an upkick KO over James Vick in his last bout and is looking to keep that upward momentum against Vicente Luque.
The pair originally squared off at a UFC Fight Night Brazil in 2017. Where Luque submitted Price by D’Arce choke in the second round. Knowing the unpredictability of Niko Price at odds of (+210) he could be worth a gamble.
In terms of strikes landed per minute Vicente Luque is the busier fighter with 5.18 vs Price at 3.06. Both fighters are equally matched at 51% striking defense.
If Luque decides to take the fight to the ground again, he has the advantage of of 50% takedown accuracy compared to Price’s 23%. Vicente Luque is coming off one of his biggest UFC fights against Stephen Thompson, two elite strikers where Thompson had the upper hand.
We believe Luque has the upper-hand here with his fight IQ to out-skill Price to a decision victory.