August 6, 2016 at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, USA
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Damn 9-5 life is getting in the way of spending any proper time researching this card, or doing anything else enjoyable. Just about got time to make some finger in the air picks for the main card, but I’m not confident of doing all that well.
Yair Rodriguez vs Alex Caceres
Tough to split these two, who both won in impressive fashion last time out. I’m going to go with Rodriguez for the arbitrary reason that I have backed him as a winner before, but not Caceres. Could go either way though.
Dennis Bermudez vs Rony Jason
Bermudez got himself back into winning ways in February after dropping his two previous bouts. Ronny Jason had his previous win scrubbed to a N/C after pissing hot, so hasn’t actually chalked up a win in over two years. Bermudez takes this one.
Thales Leites vs Chris Camozzi
Although Leites has lost his last two, those were fights where he took Gegard Mousasi and Michael Bisping to decisions. Camozzi is putting a nice run together, including spoiling my bet last time out by beating Vitor Miranda. The bookies have Leites as favourite, but I’m leaning towards Camozzi, mostly based on momentum.
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs Zak Cummins
Ponzinibbio is a heavy handed finisher and if he can keep it standing, I like him to beat Cummins here.
Trevor Smith vs Joe Gigliotti
Smith certainly has the experience advantage at 13-6 and with some decent names on his resumé (although he’s lost to most of those names). However, I’m going to take a punt on the 7-0 young fighter walking into the Octagon for the first time. Go on son, make a name for yourself.
Maryna Moroz vs Danielle Taylor
I backed Moroz when she beat Cristina Stanciu in April, and I’m going to get on her again here to welcome Taylor into the promotion. They’re both on a 7-1 record, but this is Moroz’ fourth UFC outing which should hopefully give her a decent edge.
So in terms of the bet, nothing fancy, just a four fight accumulator
Bet 1 – £10 returning £48.15
Yair Rodriguez to beat Alex Caceres
Dennis Bermudez to beat Rony Jason
Chris Camozzi to beat Thales Leites
Bet 2 – £ 10 returning 35.71
Santiago Ponzinibbio to beat Zak Cummins
Joe Gigliotti to beat Trevor Smith
Maryna Moroz to beat Danielle Taylor
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