Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contender Chad Mendes is a great wrestler, but will fail to get inside the reach of the much-bigger Conor McGregor, only to get picked apart in the UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which takes place this Sat. night (July 11, 2015) inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
That's according to the experts at SportsbookReview.com:
The bottom line here is that McGregor is simply too big for Mendes. The Notorious one is three inches taller and owns a daunting eight inch reach advantage. Those advantages could be nullified if McGregor cannot manage to stay upright, but I believe Mendes will take a world of punishment trying to get inside on a devastating striker like Conor McGregor.
"Notorious" by unanimous decision ... or knockout?
Irish fans will be elated to know that McGregor can be snagged for as low as -140 in the money line, while Mendes runs as high as +150, depending on the Sportsbook. Compare all the UFC odds and betting lines from all the major sites to find the best value at SportsbookReview.com right here.
The winner takes home the interim featherweight title.
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 189 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining under card balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
To see the entire UFC 189 fight card and line up click here.