The rematch we've all been ... wait, you weren't? Fine.
The rematch SOME OF US have been waiting for is finally here.
After producing one of the most stunning finishes in the history of mixed martial arts (MMA) the first time they locked horns, Pride FC legend Mirko Cro Cop and Brazilian finisher Gabriel Gonzaga will do battle once again this Saturday afternoon (April 11, 2015) inside Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland.
One fight prior, Poland's own Jan Blachowicz will take on one of the Light Heavyweight division's most powerful men in England's Jimi Manuwa, who will look to re-enter the win column after his first-ever defeat to Alexander Gustafsson.
UFC Fight Night 64 may not be the most stacked card, but I'm sure a little extra dough will soften the blow.
Check out what's on the menu in the gambling world:
UFC Fight Night 64 Odds For The Under Card:
Leon Edwards (-110) vs. Seth Baczynski (-110)
Bartosz Fabinski (-125) vs. Garreth McLellan (+105)
Sergio Moraes (-360) vs. Mickael Lebout (+300)
Damian Stasiak (-130) vs. Yaotzin Meza (+110)
Daniel Omielanczuk (-165) vs. Anthony Hamilton (+145)
Aleksandra Albu (-165) vs. Izabela Badurek (+145)
Stevie Ray (-170) vs. Marcin Bandel (+150)
Taylor Lapilus (-210) vs. Rocky Lee (+175)
Thoughts: Right away, the line on Hamilton jumped out at me. I get that he hasn’t exactly set the world on fire during his UFC tenure, but I really can’t figure out the reason he’s the under dog ... at all. This is a guy who took out capable Heavyweight veterans in Smealinho Rama and Darrill Schoonover standing as the under dog to a guy who dropped a round to Nandor Guelmino.
I expect Hamilton to win comfortably, so make sure you’re in position to benefit.
Other than that, Bandel could be worth a look. He’s such a unique guy to deal with who I can certainly envision Ray, a late-notice replacement, getting entangled and submitted in the early going. He’s still fragile when he can’t get it to the mat, so don’t go too crazy, but putting a little down makes sense.
UFC Fight Night 64 Odds For The Main Card:
Gabriel Gonzaga (-170) vs. Mirko Filipovic (+150)
Jimi Manuwa (-150) vs. Jan Blachowicz (+130)
Sheldon Westcott (-190) vs. Pawel Pawlak (+165)
Joanne Calderwood (-550) vs. Maryna Moroz (+425)
Thoughts: Turn back ... you’ll find naught but misery here.
Seriously, though, this thing’s kinda barren even by the standards of a four-fight main card. I’m not putting my money within the same time zone of a CroCop OR a Go; however, I’m still somewhat high on "Poster Boy" and think he’s got the good to rough up the hometown hero.
Other than that, leave it alone.
UFC Fight Night 64 Best Bets:
- Single bet -- Anthony Hamilton: Bet $60 to make $87
- Single bet -- Marcin Bandel: Bet $20 to make $30
It'll be a spectacle at the very least. And hey, UFC on FOX 15 comes one week later -- this should at least tide us over until then.
See you there, Maniacs!
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver live UFC Fight Night 64 results on fight night, which is as good a place as any to talk about all the action inside the Octagon, as well as what you've got riding on the sportsbook.