Wanna bet the UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale card?

Joe Rizzo (@RearNakedChoke) and Jason Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) broke it all down for the middle show of the promotion’s three big days.

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The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale is headlined by UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and top contender Cláudia Gadelha. Rizzo and Kelly dissected the close betting line and discussed reasons for the small spread, seeing as Jędrzejczyk has been so dominant since winning a split decision in their first meeting.

The hosts also looked at some underdogs, such as Ross Pearson, who fights former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks. Rizzo and Kelly disagreed on a couple of bouts and provided their thoughts on why each selected a certain fighter to win and why they would place their wager on the combatant.

International Fight Week has the UFC hosting three events in as many days. Rizzo and Kelly touched on the best way to capitalize on your bets by starting with solid bets and parlaying between events. They explained why it’s just as important to take time constructing bets as picking the winners.

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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