UFC 250 Results for June 6, 2020. Alonzo Menifield came into UFC 250 with a 9-0 record. 8 of those 9 wins came via knockout and 7 of those knockouts came in the first round. He was favored to win his fight and he was our most confident pick of the night other than the obvious, Amanda Nunes. Unfortunately Menifield lost via decision which cost us our parlays. However, we did go 2-0 on our straight picks last night and that included an underdog that closed at (+200) on the moneyline. Let’s take a look back at the individual picks and UFC 250 results:
Alex Caceres vs Chase Hooper Pick
5’10 (not counting the fro) 145 Alex Caceres taking on 6’1 145 Chase Hooper. Chase Hooper has the height advantage, the reach advantage, and the record advantage. Hooper also lands 1.18 more significant strikes per minute. Hooper has been dominant since coming on the MMA scene in 2017 and he has ended more than 50% of his wins in the first round. However, Hooper is only 20 years old and he hasn’t really faced any tough challenges yet. Only 3 of his 9 wins have come against opponents with winning records. Caceres is 11 years older than Hooper and has much more experience? 15-12 career record since 2008 for Caceres but he hasn’t been good recently. Caceres is 5-7 in his last 12 fights but look at the records of his competition in his last 4 fights. 18-9 (W), 5-1, 12-3 (W), 20-1-1(14-0 KO) which he lost by split decision. Hooper could very well prove himself in this fight but I’m feeling more confident in Caceres experience being the difference in this one.
Alex Caceres to win (+165)
Alex Caceres vs Chase Hooper Review
We loved that fact that Alex Caceres was coming in with way more experience than 20 year old Chase Hooper. We also loved the fact that Hooper was 9-0-1 but only 3 of his wins came against opponents with a winning record. Caceres’ record of 15-12 going into this fight isn’t considered overly impressive but his competition is. He took control of this fight right from the start and never let up. He landed 103 significant strikes to Hooper’s 53. Another key factor in this fight was that Caceres was able to shed Hooper’s take down attempts and keep the fight upright. We did expect Caceres’ experience to allow him to do that. Great win, especially for those of you who didn’t bet it until right before the fight at (+200).
Raphael Assuncao vs Cody Garbrandt Pick
Raphael Assuncao is 5’5 and Cody Garbrandt is 5’8. 3 inch height advantage for Garbrandt but Assuncao has a 1 inch reach advantage. Garbrandt will be looking to snap his three fight losing streak after starting his career 11-0 with 9 knockouts. 2 of Garbrandt’s last 3 losses came to the same guy, TJ Dillashaw (17-4). His most recent loss came against 18-4 Pedro Munhoz. 3 of Garbrandt’s last 4 fights have been title fights. Assuncao has lost his 2 most recent fights with the most recent one being last August. Raphael Assuncao is 37 years old and Cody Garbrandt is 28. Both fighters have had some time off and are coming off of multiple losses. I like the younger fighter in this situation so let’s go with Cody Garbrandt to win.
Cody Garbrandt to win (-145)
Raphael Assuncao vs Cody Garbrandt Review
This one ended with an absolute BANG and that’s what we were hoping for when we put our money down on Cody Garbrandt. He was coming in on a 3 fight losing streak which was a little concerning. However, the 11-0 with 9 knockouts start to his career made us confident that he had what it took to get back on track with another knockout win in this one. It came right at the buzzer in round 2 and IT. WAS. A. BANG.
So the UFC 250 results weren’t as successful as UFC Woodley vs Burns was for us but that was all on Alonzo Menifield. We did slide into the DMs of the people who were on the jackhammer parlay with a nice parlay to salvage the loss. That parlay included O’Malley, Stamann, and Nunes at just under even money which hit. So overall, we went 3-3 in UFC 250 with 2 of the losses being parlays. We will be back next week with the same in depth analysis for all of you so be sure to check in!
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