Fight Island continues to chug forward. We took a week off from the blog, fed some picks to the boys, and made some money on a 2-fight parlay after Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm both cashed last weekend. Hopefully, that run of wins continues and we can make some more money on this card.
Tonight’s Main Event can essentially be looked at as a Bantamweight number 1 contender eliminator match up. In my opinion, I think that Aljamain Sterling has done more than enough to get that first shot at the title, but as the past has told us, Sterling continually gets snubbed out of title shots, we’ll see if that happens again now that Petr Yan has the gold. The matchup up between Moraes and Sandhagen is going to be a great one. #1 and #4 in the rankings so we should get some solid answers after this fight. More on that later.
Besides having a great main event we have a whole card full of top tier matchups. The Contender Series is really showing it’s depth right now. This is really what makes the UFC so great. The fact that the UFC will always matchup top guys any chance they get will always give them an advantage over a sport like boxing. More in more top fighters have been making their debut in the Octagon as of late. With the contender series, comes a constant feeder system of top fighters, most of which hold perfect records. We will see plenty of those guys go tonight.
Here is a full look at tonight’s fight card odds:
A couple of guys I have my eye on for some possible parlay action. Here are those fighters with their odds:
Giga Chikadze (+155)
Youssef Zalal (-150)
Marlon Moraes (+130)
But this is Seds’s Gambling Blog so we are going to pick them all!
FIGHT: Bruno Silva 10-4-2, 1 NC (+410) vs. Tagir Ulanbekov 12-1 (-460)
PICK: Tagir Ulanbekov (-460)
FIGHT: Stephanie Egger 5-1 (+145) vs. Tracy Cortez 7-1 (-155)
PICK: Stephanie Egger (+145)
FIGHT: Giga Chikadze 10-2 (+155) vs. Omar Morales 10-0 (-165)
PICK: Giga Chikadze (+155)
FIGHT: Ali Alqaisi 8-4 (+170) vs. Tony Kelley 6-2 (-185)
PICK: Ali Alqaisi (+170)
FIGHT: Impa Kasanaganay 8-0 (-230) vs. Joaquin Buckley 10-3 (+210)
PICK: Impa Kasanganay (-230)
FIGHT: Chris Dauskas 9-3 (+220) vs. Rodrigo Nascimento 8-0 (-240)
PICK: Chris Dauskas (+220)
FIGHT: KB Bhullar 8-0 (+200) vs. Tom Breese 11-2 (-220)
PICK: KB Bhullar (+200)
FIGHT: Ilia Topuria 8-0 (+140) vs. Youssef Zalal 10-2 (-150)
PICK: Youssef Zalal (-150)
FIGHT: Alan Baudot 8-1 (+490) vs. Tom Aspinall 8-2 (-580)
PICK: Tom Aspinall (-580)
FIGHT: Driscus Du Plessis 14-2 (-160) vs. Markus Perez 12-3 (+150)
PICK: Markus Perez (+150)
FIGHT: Ben Rothwell 38-12 (-135) vs. Marcin Tybura 19-6 (+125)
FIGHT: Ben Rothwell (-135)
FIGHT: Edson Barboza 20-9 (-245) vs. Makwan Amirkhani 16-4 (+225)
PICK: Makwan Amirkhani (+225)
FIGHT: Cory Sandhagen 12-2 (-140) vs. Marlon Moraes 23-6-1 (+130)
PICK: Marlon Moraes (+130)
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