As the Las Vegas strip prepares to host both ‘The Ultimate Fighter Finale’ and ‘UFC 200’ fans will be scanning the official fight card to pick the best bouts to bet on and were doing the same. With a weekend of open aggression broadcast live from across the Atlantic we look at our 3 best value fights and predict how the results may look in one of the biggest weekends of the MMA calendar.
As Joanna Jedrzejczyk prepares to face off against Claudia Gadelha we’re backing Joanna as the firm favourite in a repeat of a fight she won in 2014. As a Mauy Thai specialist Joanna will try and keep the fight away from the ground and if she can stay on her feet she will be more than a match for Claudia in their 2nd meeting. As the main event of the evening we can envisage Polish fighter Jedrzejczyk staying upright avoiding a ground contest and winning the fight early in a repeat performance of her 2014 bout.
With a huge price of 7/1 to win by submission, Joe Lauzon is an extremely valuable bet as a fighter that has won 68% of his fights by submission and faces a fighter out of form this Sunday. His opponent Diego Sanchez has lost 6 of his last 11 bouts and heads into the fight as the rank outsider. Lauzon, an American fighter in the Lightweight division, will be looking to take Sanchez to the ground before ending the fight in a painful and well-practiced hold.
In a clash of equals, the 2 big hitters of Brock Lesner and Mark Hunt go head to head in Octagon in Sunday's main event in what is billed to be the most explosive contest. In what looks to be an intense brawl between two men looking to end the fight in the early stages, the odds reflect a relatively even split but as slight favourite Mark Hunt holds the shorter price. It’s a game of chance with fighters throwing such big shots and aiming for a short fight but we’re backing the underdog Brock Lesner to win this contest early.