Croatia! Days ahead of UFC Fight Night 86 in Zagreb, Rear-Naked Choke Radio hosts Joe Rizzo (@RearNakedChoke) and Jay Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) talked betting angles for the event.

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The UFC’s first trip to Zagreb is headlined by a fight featuring former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Ben Rothwell. Rizzo and Kelly looked at that fight, the rest of the main card and highlighted betting angles on some of the bouts on the preliminary card.


You might even be able to pick out a couple of parlays from their analysis, as Rizzo was surprisingly on point with his European UFC fighters. As he analyzed the betting lines, he likened MMA betting to horse racing and explained how betting logic between the two sports can be applied.

While we had the usual fun on RNC Radio, Rizzo gave some thought-provoking insight about laying down money on UFC events featuring combatants with whom North American fans might not be so familiar.

As always, feel free to comment below or send feedback about the show to @RNCRadio or @CombatPress on Twitter, or on Facebook at RNC Radio or Combat Press, and on YouTube.

About The Author

Jason Kelly
Radio Host

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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