Cody Stamann Favorite to Beat Eddie Wineland at UFC on ESPN 37

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  • Cody Stamann has opened as the -330 betting favorite against Eddie Wineland.
  • At +265, Wineland will be the underdog for the sixth time in his last eight bouts.
  • Stamann and Wineland will meet at UFC on ESPN 37 on June 18th.

Cody Stamann will be the oddsmakers’ favorite when he fights Eddie Wineland in the final bout of his current UFC contract.

According to the best UFC sportsbooks, Stamann is a sizable -330 betting favorite to beat Wineland who is currently listed at +265 odds:

Stamann and Wineland have been booked to fight at UFC on ESPN 37 on June 18th, in an event that will be headlined by Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett.

Said Nurmagomedov Submits Stamann in Less Than a Minute

Stamann has dropped his last three bouts and is coming off a first round submission loss to Said Nurmagomedov at UFC 270 last January 22, 2022, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, in a bout that lasted less than a minute. Prior to his loss to Nurmagomevo, Stamann suffered consecutive unanimous decision losses to Jimmie Rivera and Merab Dvlashvili.

The 32-year-old from Grand Rapids, Michigan is a former NCAA Division II collegiate wrestler. He is a former Triple X Cagefighting featherweight champion and Michiana Fight League bantamweight champion. He went 5-0 with Knockout Promotions before joining the UFC in 2017. He won five out of his first seven UFC assignments before his current losing streak. Stamann has a record of 19-5 with six knockouts and two submission wins.

In three out of his five career losses, Stamann was listed as the betting underdog with the plus money sign written next to his name twice. He was the +150 bottom dog when he lost to current champion Aljamain Sterling. Stamann was also the +103 bottom dog when he was beaten by Jimmy Rivera. He closed at +170 bottom dog against Nurmagomedov.

John Castaneda Melts Wineland via First-Round TKO

Like Stamann, Eddie Wineland has struggled in his recent bouts, winning just once in his last five UFC assignments. Wineland has dropped back-to-back bouts against Sean O’Malley and John Castaneda with both losses coming via first round stoppage. The 37-year-old from Chesterton, Indiana not also fought since February 20, 2021.

Wineland was the inaugural WEC bantamweight champion who also reigned as the Total Fight Challenge bantamweight champion. He joined the UFC in 2011 but has not been able to find consistent success inside the Octagon as he has not won more than two fights in a row since joining the promotion. Overall, Wineland has posted a record of 24-15 with 15 knockouts and four submission victories.

This marks the sixth time in Wineland’s last eight bouts where he’s opened as the betting underdog. In the previous five instances, he lost four times with the plus money sign written next to his name. The only time during that span where Wineland won as an underdog was when he defeated Frankie Saenz as a +145 bottom dog in 2016.

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Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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