UFC Fight Night 112 Betting Preview: Lee Slight Odds Favorite vs. Chiesa

OddsShark.com@@OddsSharkFeatured ColumnistJune 22, 2017

DALLAS, TX - MAY 12: Michael Chiesa faces off with Kevin Lee during the UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference at the American Airlines Center on May 12, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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The UFC heads to Oklahoma City on Sunday for UFC Fight Night 112 with 13 bouts on the action-packed card, including a lightweight matchup between Kevin Lee (15-2) and Michael Chiesa (14-2) in the main event.

Lee is going for his fifth straight win and is listed as a -140 favorite (bet $140 to win $100) against Chiesa, the +110 underdog (bet $100 to win $110), at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.

Also known as "The Motown Phenom," the 24-year-old Lee has finished his last three opponents during his current four-fight winning streak. He pulled off consecutive rear-naked choke submissions in the second round versus Francisco Trinaldo and Magomed Mustafaev, the latter of which earned him a Performance of the Night bonus.

Meanwhile, Chiesa won The Ultimate Fighter 15 five years ago with a win over Al Iaquinta, and he has gone 6-2 in the UFC since then. He is riding a three-bout winning streak, also putting together back-to-back rear-naked choke submissions of Beneil Dariush and Jim Miller in his last two.

Chiesa has earned four post-fight bonuses in his last six bouts, and the 29-year-old will have a four-inch height advantage over Lee.

In the co-main event, former welterweight champ Johny Hendricks (18-6) will continue his run in the middleweight division by facing Tim Boetsch (20-11). The 33-year-old Hendricks made his debut at 185 pounds back in February at UFC Fight Night 105 and edged out Hector Lombard by unanimous decision.

Hendricks had lost three in a row at 170 before the move to 185 and struggled mightily making weight, prompting the decision.

Boetsch is a +180 underdog against Hendricks, who is the -220 favorite. Unlike Hendricks, the 36-year-old Maine native moved down from light heavyweight in 2011 and is a much bigger man with five-inch reach and three-inch height advantages.

Boetsch also fought at 205 last year and lost to Ed Herman via second-round TKO.

"The Barbarian" is coming off a first-round submission loss to Jacare Souza at UFC 208 on February 11 after winning each of his previous two fights by TKO. Overall, Boetsch is 4-7 since going on an 8-1 run that included two four-bout winning streaks.

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