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The Top 7 UFC Fights to Bet On in February 2021

| February 2, 2021 10:56 am PDT
The Best UFC Fights to Bet On in February 2021

If you’re hoping to make money betting on UFC fights this February, you’ve come to the right place.

I’m going to talk you through a slew of awesome scraps that you can gamble on, starting with an exciting night of action at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov on Saturday, February 6.

It’s a big call, but I believe that betting on UFC fights could be the most exciting way of gambling this month. With Super Bowl 55 and the Daytona 500 taking up all the attention, you could even say that the fights are being slept on a little.

Can you use that to your advantage? Perhaps.

Here are the details for the best UFC fights to wager on this February.

Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov

  • UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov 
  • February 6

The first major UFC fight to bet on this month goes down at the UFC APEX on Saturday, February 6.

It should be an unmissable one, as Alistair Overeem locks horns with Alexander Volkov in a heavyweight contest scheduled for five rounds.

A few things to keep in mind when betting on the UFC’s first main event of February.

  • In 18 career defeats, Overeem has lost 14 times by KO/TKO 
  • Volkov has lost four times by decision and twice apiece by way of KO/TKO and submission
  • Both men are coming off TKO wins

Although Volkov is the younger of the two and considered in better shape, I like Overeem’s odds to win this fight. The betting value in Overeem vs. Volkov will definitely be with the Dutchman.

But is betting on Overeem to beat Volkov on the moneyline the way forward? Or is the smarter way to wager on the fight?

You can find out my take on this, and more, in my predictions and pick for Overeem vs. Volkov.

Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar

  • UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov 
  • February 6

Cory Sandhagen vs. Frankie Edgar is one of the top UFC fights in February.

Although playing second fiddle to Overeem vs. Volkov on the night, you’d be hard pushed to find a true UFC fan that is not looking forward to this one.

There are parallels to make between the main and co-main event on February 6, which makes this the perfect supporting clash of the evening. The most obvious being that these two guys are, like the heavyweights at the top of the bill, entering this fight at very different stages of their careers.

Cory Sandhagen Fighter Frankie Edgar
04/20/1992 Date of Birth 10/16/1981
05/30/2015 Pro Debut 07/10/2005
W-W-W-L-W Record from Last Five L-W-L-L-W
TKO Win Over Marlon Moraes Last Fight Decision Win Over Pedro Munhoz
13-2 Professional Record 24-8

Sandhagen’s odds to beat Edgar make him a significant favorite in this fight. But as any experienced UFC gambling fan knows, it’s seldom a good idea to back against Frankie Edgar.

Still, at this stage, it’s hard not to see “The Sandman” having a little too much for “The Answer” to handle in there. The question is, are Sandhagen’s odds good enough to wager on the younger man?

Make up your mind on this one, sure, but check out my Sandhgaen vs. Edgar betting preview before you gamble on either fighter.

But as for UFC fights to bet on in February go, yes, you can go ahead and pencil this one in with the best of them.

Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns

  • UFC 258
  • February 13

The best UFC fight in February to bet on, hands down. Put simply, this UFC welterweight championship bout between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns is not one to miss.

Yes, the fight fell apart twice in 2020. But I’m looking forward to this one, in full confidence, that it will go ahead on February 13.

I certainly know who I’ll be betting on in this fight. But do you? I mean, the odds for Usman vs. Burns suggest that the “Nigerian Nightmare” should triumph, but is there anything to be said for Burns’ chances against the champ?

Well, yes and no. Stylistically, I think Usman is one of the toughest puzzles to solve in the promotion. I wouldn’t exactly say that the Brazilian is a little out of his depth here, but he has one of the most unenviable tasks in MMA trying to dethrone the king of 170.

Ultimately, this should be Usman’s fight to lose. Burns’ style will not be as effective against the current champ as it would be if he was faced with other welterweights.

Getting your bets for UFC 258 together? You will find my interpretation of the Usman vs. Burns odds, as well as the top wagers to place on the fight this February, by visiting our UFC picks section.

You will also find predictions, best bets, and sleepers for UFC 258’s headliner as well as the other fights on the card.

Kamaru Usman in action

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch

  • UFC 258
  • February 13

Other than Usman vs. Burns, I’m not going to pretend that there are many other fights at UFC 258 that do it for me.

But in Gastelum vs. Heinisch, you’ve got what could be the most slept on fight this February.

Gastelum returns to action for the first time since suffering his third consecutive loss in July 2020. That night, he was submitted by Jack Hermansson inside the first 90 seconds of the bout.

The former UFC title hopeful dropped decision losses to the current champion of the UFC middleweight division, Israel Adesanya, as well as the former welterweight contender, Darren Till. A further loss against Heinisch is… well, it’s unthinkable for the Californian.

Kelvin Gastelum Fighter Ian Heinisch
29 Age 32
5’9” Height 5’11”
71.5” Reach 72”
Kings MMA Team Tiger Muay Thai
15-6-0-1 Professional Record 14-3

If you’re wagering on UFC fights in February, this middleweight scrap should be towards the top of your list. You can potentially make money gambling on Gastelum vs. Heinisch, and enjoy what should be a brutal battle in the process.

Sounds ideal.

Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis

  • UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis
  • February 20

If UFC fights to bet on in the heavyweight division is your thing, November has an awesome one in the form of Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis.

Blaydes vs. Lewis goes down on February 20 from Vegas and the first of two heavyweight main events set to land on the laps of MMA fans.

There’s a lot up for grabs when these two enter the cage. The winner can set themselves up as the next in line for a title shot with a win. Well, in theory.

Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones is being tipped to fight the winner of Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 in March. But the winner of Blaydes vs. Lewis, especially if it is the former, would have the right to call for the next shot at gold.

The odds for Blaydes vs. Lewis are in favor of the “Razor,” and I can’t say that I am surprised at all. I believe Lewis will struggle with the #2 ranked contender to Stipe’s crown, with Blaydes prepared to put on a takedowns clinic on the night.

If you’re going to bet on UFC fights in February, I’d suggest taking a closer look at this one. Odds for Blaydes vs. Lewis can be found on the best UFC sportsbooks, so check them out and see what you think.

I’m expecting some of the top UFC bets for February to be found in this fight and will be putting together a betting preview for Blaydes vs. Lewis to prove it.

Keep your eyes on our UFC picks section for that.

Curtis Blaydes celebrating win

Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane

  • UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane
  • February 27

Mayhem. Power. Violence.

Look, someone’s getting knocked out when Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane goes down. That’s obvious. But I guess the question on most people’s lips is who gets slept?

There are several UFC fights to bet on in February, but none that will be as explosive as this one. It’s going to be a war on the feet between two guys that class themselves as knockout artists before anything else.

Rozenstruik is aiming to build on his knockout over Junior dos Santos in August with a big win on February 287 over Gane. Gane, who knocked out dos Santos in December, is looking for another major scalp en route to what seems to be an inevitable title shot.

The Frenchman looks very good indeed. I’ve impressed with him enough to name Gane as one of the top UFC fighters to watch in 2021, and I think he will be involved in one of the best UFC fights to bet on this February against Rozenstruik, too.

Magomed Ankalaev vs. Nikita Krylov

  • UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane
  • February 27

My final pick of February’s best UFC fights to bet on is Ankalaev vs. Krylov.

I’m a huge fan of the former and believe he can go all the way in the promotion’s light heavyweight division. Ankalaev enjoyed two first-round stoppage wins over Ion Cutelaba in 2020, and will be geared up and ready to go when he gets in there with Krylov on February 27. 

Krylov is no joke, however. He outpointed Johnny Walker in March 2020 and has a few big-name casualties on his resume, including Walt Harris and Ovince Saint Preux. 

This should be an awesome fight to watch. It should also be one of the top fights to bet on in the UFC this February, so don’t miss out on it!

Wrap Up

Goodbye, January.

As months go, well, it’s up there with the worst. With that said, January 2021 was decent for fights, with McGregor vs. Poirier 2 one of the most spectacular events of the year. Holloway vs. Kattar was insane, too.

The UFC fights to gamble on this February are not as stellar. But, there are certainly more awesome fights to look forward to this month than there were in January.

If you’re hoping to make money betting on the fights in February, I’m here to help. This month, I’ll be providing fight predictions, picks, odds for UFC fights, guides, and much more. You can also keep track of our UFC blog for interesting wagers such as futures and specials.

In fact, I’ll share a couple of our popular pieces right now so you can get a taste of what’s on offer.

Enjoy the fights!

Adam Haynes
Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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