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Rear-Naked Choke Radio: UFC 200 Betting Angles with Nick Kalikas

Jason Kelly Radio Host

Nick Kalikas (@FightOdds), the man behind the betting lines, joined Joe Rizzo (@RearNakedChoke) and Jason Kelly (@JayKellyMMA) to go in depth on the UFC 200 betting lines and angles.

Taking fight-by-fight, line-by-line, the trio gave opinions and strategies on where to lay your cash.

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The current UFC 200 betting lines are as follows:

UFC 200 Main Card (Pay-Per-View)
Daniel Cormier (+250) vs. Jon Jones (-300)
Brock Lesnar (+150) vs. Mark Hunt (-170)
Miesha Tate (-250) vs. Amanda Nunes (+210)
José Aldo (-105) vs. Frankie Edgar (-115)
Cain Velasquez (-290) vs. Travis Browne (+245)

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Cat Zingano (-175) vs. Julianna Peña (+155)
Johny Hendricks (-120) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (+100)
T.J. Dillashaw (-410) vs. Raphael Assunção (+330)
Sage Northcutt (-335) vs. Enrique Marín (+275)

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Diego Sanchez (-105)  vs. Joe Lauzon (-115)
Gegard Mousasi (-265) vs. Thiago Santos (+225)
Jim Miller (-250)  vs. Takanori Gomi (+210)

Aside from swapping thoughts on fights and bets for UFC 200, Kalikas shed some wisdom on mixing parlay bets between multiple cards. UFC Fight Night 90, The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale and UFC 200 have more than 30 combined bouts, and it’s tempting to lay bets on three cards in as many days. Kalikas, Rizzo and Kelly talked about the benefits of betting across various UFC events.

Can Brock Lesnar regain his championship form against Mark Hunt? Is it worth it for backers of Jon Jones to bet him against Daniel Cormier? Should you make Frankie Edgar or José Aldo part of your parlay?

To cap it off, Kelly and Kalikas revisited a conversation they had on RNC Radio two years ago, when CM Punk was signed to the UFC. Kelly asked Kalikas if it was possible for Punk to come in as a favorite on the betting lines. Kalikas explained why at the time, but Mickey Gall has since changed the reason and Punk a proper underdog.

There was even a preview of an upcoming fight between Lauren Murphy and occasional RNC Radio co-host Katlyn Chookagian (@BlondeFighter), who is making her UFC debut on the Sioux Falls, S.D. card on July 13.