Ultimate Fighting Championship has declared six huge bouts with this summer with a plethora of winners and top title contenders in five different weight classes. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas has opened betting odds for the six competitions.
The very first bout, a lightweight competition between Donald Cerrone and Tony Ferguson, will happen at UFC 238 on June 8 in Chicago. Here is Nick’s rationale supporting his chances:
“Donald Cerrone vs Tony Ferguson is among the most fan friendly fights created in years. Cerrone has appeared like a new man in his return to lightweight. He has gained confidence and looks motivated and hungry for a push at the belt. Ferguson is a very well-rounded fighter and can be fighting with a chip on his shoulder after battling personal issues and getting stripped of his interim title. Stylistically, both fighters are highly capable finishers both standing and on the floor. Both men possess serious knockout power and have the capability to get knocked out. Ferguson’s rate and unpredictability give him the advantage here.”
Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar was initially announced for UFC 222 early this past year and Nick gave his thoughts about the bout then, but a whole lot has changed in the last 18 months. The bout will now take place since the headliner of UFC 240. Listed below are the ideas on it of Nick:
“Frankie Edgar is your ultimate underdog, and at 37 years old, hard for Max Holloway’s belt may be his biggest hurdle to overcome nevertheless in his profession. Edgar has strong wrestling and has got the conditioning to go the distance with Holloway, but in the last year, he was knocked out for the first time by Brian Ortega and has only beaten Cub Swanson since. Holloway ruined Ortega, but finally looked human when he moved up to lightweight to battle Dustin Poirier. Holloway’s striking is now elite, having readily finished stand-up specialists Jose Aldo (2x) and Anthony Pettis. Edgar’s wrestling may be an X-factor if he can take Holloway down and keep him down, but it is unlikely he can stand and commerce with Holloway, a fighter who is prepared to take a shot to dish out five . Holloway was a -215 last time, but he’ll be a -300 favorite”
UFC 241 in August will include a heavyweight title rematch, with the functions of Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier reversed this moment.
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