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Charles Jourdain is a huge underdog in his upcoming fight with Desmond Green. Photo by @interaccionOrg (Twitter)
  • UFC on ESPN+ 10 goes Saturday, May 18th at 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Can Megan Anderson maintain her spot at Featherweight?
  • Who wins the rematch between Ladd and Eubanks?

UFC on ESPN+ 10 emanates from Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. The headliner is an intriguing tilt at 170 lbs between top 10 ranked Rafael Dos Anjos and stalwart Lightweight/ Welterweight debutante Kevin Lee. The co-main event is also a compelling Welterweight fight, but multiple divisions will be showcased.

I dug into the rest of the card to find your best bets for UFC on ESPN+ 10.

Jourdain Halts Green

Jourdain vs Green is a real treat for hardcore MMA nerds. Anyone who follows Canadian MMA has seen Jourdain’s electric style and many have their eyes on this tilt. Air Jourdain doesn’t have an easy UFC introduction as he locks horns with a much more experienced, former Titan FC titlist.

Charles Jourdain vs Desmond Green Odds

Fighter Odds at Bovada Odds at BetOnline
Charles Jourdain +400 +445
Desmond Green -600 -575

*All odds taken 05/14/19

Green has a .500 record in the octagon but that’s a deceptive stat. Green is coming off of an emphatic finish of UFC veteran Ross Pearson and seems to be finding his rhythm in the cage.

Jourdain brings a varied skill-set with flashy striking and a myriad of different finishes to his credit, (T)KO’s and submissions alike.

I see Jourdain introducing himself to the UFC fanbase by beating a notable, up-and-coming name. In the shark tank of 155 lbs, I can see Jourdain getting other lightweights paying attention to him after UFC on ESPN+ 10.

Pick: Charles Jourdain (+445)

Anderson Hands Spencer Her First Loss

It’s refreshing to see more Women’s Featherweight bouts getting booked. The future of the division seemed unclear at one point but fights like Anderson vs Spencer at UFC on ESPN+ 10 map out a clearer picture of divisional hierarchy.

Anderson is one of the most hotly discussed 145lb-ers in the world and she takes on an unbeaten prospect this time out.

Megan Anderson vs Felicia Spencer Odds

Fighter Odds at Bovada Odds at BetOnline
Megan Anderson -165 -156
Felicia Spencer +135 +136

Spencer has made a name on the Invicta FC circuit, tearing through the competition en-route to claiming the promotion’s Featherweight belt in her last outing against Pam Sorenson. Megan is also part of that Invicta championship lineage but has the benefit of getting some UFC seasoning after claiming that strap.

I’m going with the Aussie in this one. I see Anderson notching another win and saying “Bye, Felicia” (sorry…).

Pick: Megan Anderson (-156)

Ladd Goes 2-0 Against Eubanks

The unbeaten Aspen Ladd has an 86% finishing rate and the only bout she didn’t finish was her first fight with Sijara Eubanks. Ladd is coming off a hugely impressive TKO win over former Invicta FC champion Tonya Evinger. Since losing to Ladd, Eubanks has scored respectable wins over Lauren Murphy and Roxanne Modafferi.

Aspen Ladd vs Sijara Eubanks Odds

Fighter Odds at Bovada Odds at BetOnline
Aspen Ladd -305 -265
Sijara Eubanks +235 +225

The two initially went at it on the Invicta FC circuit and now they rematch at UFC on ESPN+ 10.

Since their first fight, the two pugilists have gone in different directions with Aspen staying at Bantamweight and Eubanks migrating to Flyweight. With a litany of weigh-in issues recently, Eubanks is forgoing the rough cut to Flyweight and is going up to Bantamweight again.

The move back to 135 lbs could yield a lot of benefits for Eubanks, but I have Ladd winning. Perhaps even more emphatically this time by finishing the one foe Ladd wasn’t able to put away.

Pick: Aspen Ladd (-265)

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