UFC Fight Night 89 takes place in the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Ontario, and being that Rear-Naked Choke Radio host Jay Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) is from The Great White North, Joe Rizzo (@RearNakedChoke) had to give a lesson on betting with your head and not your heart.

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UFC FN 89 is headlined by Rory MacDonald and the Wonderboy, Stephen Thompson. Other than MacDonald, other Canadians featured on the card include Quebec’s Patrick Cote, Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Valérie Létourneau, as well as Jason Saggo, Elias Theodorou, Misha Cirkunov and Randa Markos, who are from Kelly’s province of Ontario. To make matters worse, some of the Canadians’ opponents, like Donald Cerrone and Sam Alvey, are fighters Kelly doesn’t like to bet against.


Rizzo spoke about playing over-unders to your advantage and avoiding betting unintelligent if players find the individual fighter betting lines unattractive. The two fights talked about in depth were the female bouts on the card, Létourneau vs. Joanne Calderwood and Markos vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, and their fights provide unique avenues to optimize your wagers.

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About The Author

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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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