Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., will play host to Featherweight mayhem this Saturday (Nov. 10, 2018) when Chan Sung Jung returns to action against the high-flying Yair Rodriguez in UFC Fight Night 139’s main event, which will air live and free on FOX Sports 1. The evening will also see Mike Perry slug it out with Donald Cerrone at Welterweight and former women’s Featherweight champion Germaine De Randamie face gritty veteran Raquel Pennington.
We’ve got a month to build up funds for UFC’s next pay-per-view (PPV) event, so let’s get on that.
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Not a thing! We even managed to predict that Sheymon Moraes would win by split decision, so that’s nice.
UFC Fight Night 139 Odds For The Undercard:
Ashley Yoder (-145) vs. Amanda Cooper (+125)
Bobby Moffett (-115) vs. Chas Skelly (-105)
Beneil Dariush (-140) vs. Thiago Moises (+120)
Devonte Smith (-230) vs. Julian Erosa (+190)
Davi Ramos (-970) vs. John Gunther (+635)
Eric Shelton (-115) vs. Joseph Morales (-105)
Mark De La Rosa (-230) vs. Joby Sanchez (+190)
Thoughts: Beneil Dariush and Mark De La Rosa look undervalued against their respective short-notice opponents.
The last time Dariush took on a strong young unknown on short notice, he got knocked silly. I have genuine concerns about both his durability and whether he can maintain the aggression that makes his style work. All that said, Moises struggled mightily with the pressure of Robert Watley last year and is the inferior wrestler. Whether through volume striking or going back to his roots as a submission specialist, I expect Dariush to win this comfortably.
Joby Sanchez’s wrestling just isn’t up to par. He’s been taken down at least once by pretty much everyone who tried, and while he’s a decent scrambler, Roberto Sanchez needed less than two minutes to choke him out. De La Rosa offers a similar skillset as Sanchez and ought to produce similar results.
UFC Fight Night 139 Odds For The Main Card:
Chan Sung Jung (-135) vs. Yair Rodriguez (+115)
Mike Perry (-225) vs. Donald Cerrone (+185)
Germaine de Randamie (-165) vs. Raquel Pennington (+145)
Ray Borg (-115) vs. Joseph Benavidez (-105)
Maycee Barber (-420) vs. Hannah Cifers (+335)
Luis Pena (-300) vs. Mike Trizano (+250)
Thoughts: The favorites took center stage on the undercard, but I like the looks of Raquel Pennington and Joseph Benavidez.
Germaine de Randamie has fought three times in the past five years. Two of the people she beat, Anna Elmose and Larissa Pacheco, went winless in UFC ... and she barely beat Holly Holm despite having the clear stylistic edge. Pennington does not deserve to be this significant an underdog, but she is, so let’s take advantage.
UFC Fight Night 139 Best Bets:
- Parlay — Beneil Dariush and Mark De La Rosa: Bet $40 to make $58.40
- Single bet — Raquel Pennington: Bet $30 to make $43.50
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver live UFC Fight Night 139 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.