Midnight Mania! Anthony Joshua opens as colossal betting favorite over Francis Ngannou

Midnight Mania! Anthony Joshua opens as colossal betting favorite over Francis Ngannou

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  • janvier 6, 2024
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Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Earlier today (Fri., Jan. 5, 2024), news broke that lineal UFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou was heading back to the Riyadh Arena in Saudi Arabia, this time to face former Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua. Once again, “The Predator” has secured one of the biggest names in boxing, though it will delay his MMA return until later than expected in 2024.

The combat sports world is going wild over the new match up, but what about the bookies? Unsurprisingly, early betting odds have Joshua as a significant favorite. At the time of writing, BetOnline.ag lists Joshua as a -500 favorite, with Ngannou coming in as a +325 underdog.

While those are certainly wide odds, Ngannou’s performance last year opposite Tyson Fury did earn him some respect, as he entered his bout versus “The Gypsy King” as a 10-1 underdog. Though he didn’t quite score the upset win, a knockdown and subsequent split-decision loss really proved that Ngannou could compete with the best in the ring.

We’ll find out March 9 if he can do it again.

Insomnia

Belal Muhammad heading to Dagestan ahead of his alleged UFC 300 title shot vs. Leon Edwards certainly seems like a tip of the hand in regards to his game plan.

Sean O’Malley continues the beef with Ilia Topuria:

This thread of funny MMA offense gave me a good chuckle, it’s worth clicking through.

Liam Harrison is always getting violent on pads.

Takeru reacts to Rodtang’s injury, subsequent withdrawal, and replacement by Superlek ahead of his One Championship debut.

For being an elite top control fighter, Khabib’s bottom game was incredible in the few instances it made an appearance.

Bantamweight banger alert!

The amount of weird Twitter nerds upset at Tom Aspinall for wanting a chance at fighting for undisputed gold is shocking.

Do you like or dislike Dan Hooker’s recent physical transformation?

Slips, rips, and KO clips

It’s not hard to imagine how an elbow at this angle cut create gnarly cuts and stop fights.

Love a media member with professional fighting experience.

Beautiful body shots set up a perfect right hand connection:

Random Land

Insane tetris skills.

Midnight Music: Alt. country, 1965

Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

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