Following several unsuccessful attempts to get the UFC back in the octagon, we’re finally going to get some action. UFC 249 headlines the betting weekend with 12 bouts scheduled for Saturday. Finally, we have something other than computer games and Belarusian soccer to throw down on. That’s also good news for online sportsbooks, which are going all out with betting options. America’s pastime is back – in Asia. You can bet on the boys of summer in Taiwan and South Korea with MLB watching closely to gear up for a return in the states. There are other sports to wager on this weekend so let’s take a look at what’s out there.
UFC president Dana White said his sport would the first to return to action and he lived up to his word. This isn’t a bunch of fights hastily put together but a star-studded lineup of fighters ready to put the coronavirus and their opponent into submission. The five-fight main card, which includes an interim lightweight championship battle between Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson and Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje as the main event, airs on ESPN+ pay-per-view Saturday night.
The co-main event has Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo defending his bantamweight belt against former champ Dominick “The Dominator” Cruz. It’s been nearly four years since Cruz last fought and he’s a big underdog at online sportsbooks. For those who like the big boys there’s a matchup of knockout specialists between Francis “The Predator” Ngannou and undefeated Jairzinho “Bigi Boy” Rozenstruik.
If you don’t want to pay the PPV fee you can catch UFC 249 preliminary matches on ESPN. Donald “The Cowboy” Cerrone takes on Anthony “Showtime” Pettis in the marquee bout on the four-fight prelim card. There are three bouts scheduled on the early prelims. Odds for all 12 fights are posted at BookMaker.eu when you’re ready to place a wager.
The octagon is open for business, NASCAR and Bundesliga have plans to return later this month, and the PGA Tour and English Premier League have outlined plans to resume in June. It looks like it could still be a while before the big four sports are back, though. So, to keep everyone interested BookMaker.eu will run sports sims from the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.
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The Madden NFL20 Throw a Dawg a Bone tournament continues over the weekend. Watch for tournaments using NBA 2K20, MLB The Show 20 and NHL 20. There’s always something going on because players in those simulated computer games never get tired. Visit BookMaker.eu for a schedule and betting odds then go to Twitch.tv to watch the sims from the comfort of your home.
Another staple of the sports and betting landscape since the COVID-19 pandemic is esports. Whatever you want to wager on you can probably find it at BookMaker.eu. Counter Strike: Global Offensive is one of the most bet on games in the virtual world with a number of leagues competing this weekend. ESL One: Road to Rio qualifying continues with games in the European, North American, Oceania, Asian and CIS regions. Other leagues include: Dreamhack, Home Sweet Home Clutch and ESEA.
CS:GO isn’t the only game in town. League’s competing in Overwatch; DOTA 2, League of Legends and Starcraft 2 will also be in action this weekend. BookMaker.eu has a schedule and betting odds for all of them. Soccer is huge among gamers with some of the biggest leagues around the world represented on computer consoles everywhere. Check out the menu of odds at BookMaker.eu.
Had the MLB season not been interrupted by the coronavirus we’d be a little over a month in right now. For those needing a fix there are games played in Taiwan and now South Korea after the KBO opened for business last week. ESPN has taken a huge interest in the Korean Baseball Organization with a nice spread about teams on its website and an agreement to televise a handful of games every week. Research the teams, then place a wager on the games at BookMaker.eu.
Check out the latest baseball betting schedule and odds here.
Since the games never stopped we’ve always mentioned the Belarusian Premier League in this article. So in keeping with tradition, there are six games on tap this weekend. Torpedo BelAZ has a huge match against Slavia on Saturday. Torpedo is currently is second place two points behind Slutsk. The games have resumed in South Korea while they are still being played in Nicaragua, Taiwan and Turkmenistan. BookMaker.eu has odds posted for all the matches.
The PDC Home Tour continues over the weekend, just in case you’ve adopted an affinity for wagering on the best missile throwers in the world. Table tennis is flourishing in Russia, Ukraine and the Czech Republic with tournaments that never seem to end. Men and women are battling for the Setka Cup with other leagues and tournaments taking place in those parts. Get on over to BookMaker.eu for a schedule of games and to place your wager.
Only the NFL can have a three-hour show to announce its schedule. But now that it’s out you can hit the futures lines at BookMaker.eu to throw down on how many games the Cowboys are going to win and if the Chiefs can make it back to the Super Bowl.
Check out the latest NFL futures betting options and odds here.