Sleep is for the weak!
It’s back to Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore, this weekend (Sat., June 23, 2018) for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which brings Welterweight finishers Donald Cerrone and Leon Edwards to the main stage bright and early this Saturday morning. Those early risers will also get to enjoy Tyson Pedro vs. Ovince Saint Preux, Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Jessica Eye and Li Jingliang vs. Daichi Abe.
Mornings suck, but you know what doesn’t suck? Free money! So, let’s get down to business ...
What Went Wrong at UFC 225?
Alistair Overeem looked gun-shy and terrified against Curtis Blaydes — someone he should have destroyed in the clinch — but he ended up peeling himself off the canvas a blood-soaked mess (highlights). And Rafael dos Anjos gave ground much more readily than I expected him to against the insufferable Colby Covington, who went on to win the interim 170-pound title via unanimous decision (highlights). I’ve got a 67 percent pick rate in terms of choosing a winner, so I’m clearly doing something wrong when it comes to picking who to bet on. Here’s hoping I figure it out!
UFC Fight Night 132 Odds For The Undercard:
Petr Yan (-475) vs. Teruto Ishihara (+380)
Felipe Arantes (-120) vs. Song Yadong (EVEN)
Shane Young (-165) vs. Rolando Dy (+145)
Song Kenan (-280) vs. Hector Aldana (+240)
Jake Matthews (-550) vs. Shinsho Anzai (+425)
Viviane Pereira (-165) vs. Yan Xiaonan (+145)
Naoki Inoue (-190) vs. Matt Schnell (+165)
Ulka Sasaki (-300) vs. Jenel Lausa (+250)
Thoughts: I’m expecting a bad night for young prospects. Felipe Arantes and Matt Schnell, we’re counting on you.
Song Yadong is an athletic dynamo with a wealth of experience despite being just 20 years old, but he’s still a raw talent going up against a durable, well-rounded veteran. Though Arantes has underperformed in the past, his ability to stand up to heavy firepower is well-documented and he’s the crisper striker of the two, not to mention seriously dangerous on the mat. It would have been nice to catch him when he was an underdog, but the value is still there.
Naoki Inoue is awesome. I’m a huge fan of Naoki Inoue. I’m also cognizant that his wrestling is totally unproven and that beating Carls John de Thomas — who weighed in closer to the Bantamweight limit and whose entire game comprises a double-leg takedown — isn’t enough to prepare him for a Legacy champion. It’s also worth noting that Schnell’s two UFC knockout losses came against a quality Flyweight in Hector Sandoval and one of the Bantamweight division’s most destructive finishers in Rob Font, the latter of whom he fought on short notice. Inoue doesn’t have the tools to exploit Schnell’s key weakness, his chin, and isn’t a strong enough takedown artist to implement his killer Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In short, “Danger” scores the upset.
You can also get positive odds by parlaying Petr Yan, who is awesome, with Arantes or Schnell, so consider it.
UFC Fight Night 132 Odds For The Main Card:
Leon Edwards (-210) vs. Donald Cerrone (+175)
Tyson Pedro (-125) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (+105)
Jessica-Rose Clark (-135) vs. Jessica Eye (+115)
Li Jingliang (-340) vs. Daichi Abe (+280)
Thoughts: All these lines look about right, so props to the oddsmakers. Really not seeing anything unless you’re high on Tyson Pedro, but I’ve been burned betting on Ovince St. Preux fights too many times to try it again. Dude just keeps pulling off bonkers stuff.
UFC Fight Night 132 Best Bets:
- Parlay -- Petr Yan and Felipe Arantes: Bet $42 to make $51.24
- Single bet -- Matt Schnell: Bet $50 to make $82.50
There are several fighters competing at UFC Fight Night 132 who are going to get finished in spectacular fashion. See you Saturday, Maniacs!
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver live UFC Fight Night 132 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.