Polaris 9 Handicapping Tips and Betting Picks
This week, Spooky Express is not only putting out some plays for the UFC in Combat Sports Betting but for the first time in on Spooky Express and the first time in Polaris Grappling history, betting odds will be offered on Polaris 9, the World’s Most Exciting Pro Jiu Jitsu Event, with our friends over at MyBookie!
MyBookie has certainly become one of the leaders in Combat Sports Betting and now provide odds on most all of the UFC Events, Bellator Events, Boxing and now, even Grappling Competitions.
This will without a doubt become a staple of our platform here at Spooky Express as our Content Manager, Earl Campbell, has spent many years in and around the world of Combat Sports and enjoys writing about the subject.
The event will be taking place at the O2 Arena in London, England. Now, here is where it gets tricky. If you look online at most websites, it will show that this event will take place on Saturday but we must not forget that there is a major time difference associated with this event so in all essence, the event for us here in the United States will actually take place on Friday Night, March 15, 2019 and you can watch it starting at 5:00 PM on UFC Fight Pass.
The headline fight features former UFC fighter and current PFL fighter, Jake Shields, going up against Bellator Title Contender Rafael Lovato Jr. The card features 8 preliminary bouts with 6 more on the Main Card that will carry betting options.
Polaris 9 Betting Odds
Jake Shields +150 vs Rafael Lovato Jr -180 x
Ffion Davis +110 vs Gezary Matuda -140
Ross Nicholls +105 vs Vagner Rocha -135 x
Tom Halpin -200 vs Ethan Crelinsten +160
Santeri Lilius +145 vs Eduardo “Teta” Rios -175
Darragh O’Conaill -150 vs Mike Perez +120
Polaris 9 Handicapping
The handicapping play that we are looking at is Rafael Lovato vs. Jake Shields. This is very interesting as it is basically two high-level MMA stars facing each other in a grappling match. When it comes to long term MMA careers, there is no question that Shields is the much higher level competitor.
Sheilds is 40 years old and has an MMA record of 33-11. 12 of his wins in MMA come by way of submission. That being said, this isn’t an MMA fight, it is a grappling match. Shields is a BJJ Black Belt and was also an NCAA D-II Wrestler. Shields has fought for world titles all over the country, including the UFC Welterweight Title after the UFC purchased Strikeforce. Shields trains with Cesar Gracie and is a member of the “Skrap Pack” with the Diaz Brothers and Gilbert Melendez.
Lovato is 5 years younger than Shields at 35 years old. He resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and is a very high-level grappler. He is a 4th-degree black belt in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu under Saulo Ribeiro.
Lovato is undefeated in MMA at 9-0 and competes for Bellator. In grappling, his accolades run deep! He is a World Champion numerous times and has competed at the highest level of BJJ. He has won World Titles all over the world and is well known as being one of the greatest grapplers in the game.
I think Lovato should without a doubt dominate this grappling match. He is much more aggressive and will move for more positions of an advantage than Shields. That leads me to believe Lovato will get the win at Polaris 9.