Betting angles for the UFC are evolving, and Joe Rizzo (@RearNakedChoke) and Jay Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) took a deep dive into them on the latest episode of RNC Radio.

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The event in review was UFC Fight Night 73, in which Glover Teixeira defeated Ovince Saint Preux in the main event in Nashville, Tenn. Rizzo and Kelly reviewed their picks, scrutinized their strategies and explained why some of their plays were good and others were not so much. There was discussion and analysis of the luck that gave Beniel Dariush a split decision win over Michael Johnson, and what it means to players when the judges make an egregious decision.


Rizzo and Kelly laid out potential opponents for some of the events’s winners and losers. They also looked at possible plans to benefit growing the UFC’s flyweight and women’s bantamweight divisions without eliminating future contenders for the only champions to have ever held a title in the respective weight classes.

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Jason Kelly has been a lifelong fan of martial arts and was instantly hooked on MMA after watching the pay-per-view broadcast of UFC 1 at 12 years old. The Canadian dabbled in martial arts and MMA over the years, but the sport he excelled at was basketball. Jason’s introduction to MMA media started at MMA Religion, which led to his position as a feature writer on MMA DieHards. Jason eventually became the Feature Content Manager at MMA DieHards. His duties at MMA DieHards led to hosting MMA DieHards Radio and MMA Cypher Radio with Corey Charron, before going on to join Joe Rizzo's longtime-running show, Rear Naked Choke Radio. Following a short hiatus from covering the sport he loves, Jason joined the staff at Combat Press. Aside from his interest in MMA, Jason has a passion for hip hop, especially battle rap. He considers himself a hip hop connoisseur and is always up for a conversation on the subject.

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