UFC 204 – Bisping vs Henderson 2 – Results

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October 8, Manchester Arena, Manchester, England

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Mirsad Bektic vs Russell Doane

Impressive and efficient 1st round finish by Bektic. Definitely a fighter to keep an eye on. The bet is off to a winning start.

Stefan Struve vs Daniel Omielanczuk

Although there were a couple of wobbly moments early in the 1st round where Omielanczuk was able to land a few shots on Struve’s noggin, once the big Dutchman got going, the jump in class showed, especially on the ground. 2nd round submission keeps my bet going.

Ovince Saint Preux vs Jimi Manua

Jimi Manua is a bad dude. He was a little slow to get going and OSP was the looser fighter early doors, but once Jimi started landing his strikes, it was an execution. What a savage?!?

Vitor Belfort vs Gegard Mousasi

Fabulous performance by Mousasi. He picked Vitor apart throughout round 1, then moved through the gears in the 2nd and got the finish. Vitor looks done, at least at this level.

Michael Bisping vs Dan Henderson

Damn, what a war. Three H-Bombs landed, but this time Bisping survives it to take a well-earned decision win. He’ll be glad he doesn’t have to fight Henderson ever again. And eurgh, that face. Bit of recovery time required before he meets any of the other middleweights that he gave a bollocking to in his post-fight interview.

Tidy win of £10 returned £73.22

Bisping to beat Henderson – win

Gegard Mousasi to beat Vitor Belfort – win

Jimi Manua to beat Ovince Saint Preux – win

Stefan Struve to beat Daniel Omielanczuk – win

Mirsad Bektic to beat Russell Doane – win

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UFC 204 – Bisping vs Henderson 2 – Preview

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October 8, Manchester Arena, Manchester, England

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Really looking forward to this event. Great to finally have a British UFC champion, and even better for him to be defending his belt on home soil. The only down side is the timings being set to suit US PPV. Still, can’t have everything I guess.

Bisping vs Henderson

I was one of the few people to put my money where Bisping’s mouth was when he won the title back at UFC 199 in June. I also think he’s a better fighter than Dan Henderson, and if they fought 10 times, Bisping probably wins 7 or even 8 of them. There’s no way Bisping goes down to another shuffle-shuffle-H Bomb in his home town. Got to back a revenge win and sending Hendo to the retirement home.

Vitor Belfort vs Gegard Mousasi

These two have an astonishing 84 professional MMA fights between them. Even though Mousasi actually has 10 more fights on his record, it feels like he’s still on the ascendancy, and Vitor is more winding his career down. You have to go all the way back to 2005 to find Mousasi’s only loss in Europe and if he can avoid the spinning shit for the first 5 minutes, I fancy him to keep the momentum he has going and win his third in a row here.

Ovince Saint Preux vs Jimi Manua

This is a tough call. OSP is coming of a 5 round war with Jon Jones, where even with a fucked up hand, he took the P4P UFC Douche Bag champ the distance. Jimi’s only two losses have come to Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson. Even though the bookies have OSP as favourite, I like Manua, buoyed by a UK crowd, to get the upset.

Stefan Struve vs Daniel Omielanczuk

Omielanczuk is a late replacement for Ruslan Magomedov and although he’s riding a three fight winning streak, Struve represents a significant jump in class from his opponents so far in his career. Got to favour the big Dutchman.

Mirsad Bektic vs Russell Doane

The rest of the card looks a lot like guesswork and I wouldn’t normally get involved, but this opener of the main card is backable. Doane is a late replacement who’s lost his last three, facing a 10-0 Bekitic. Easy pick there.

betJust going for a single bet of £10 returning £73.22

Bisping to beat Henderson

Gegard Mousasi to beat Vitor Belfort

Jimi Manua to beat Ovince Saint Preux

Stefan Struve to beat Daniel Omielanczuk

Mirsad Bektic to beat Russell Doane

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Ultimate Fight Night – Arlovski vs Barnett – Results


September 3, 2016 at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany

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Rustam Khaboliv vs Leandro Silva

Khabilov edged the decision in this close opener to get me off to a winning start. Not what you’d call a thriller, but I’ll take it. Rustam’s calling out top guys like Barboza or Pettis, but he needs to deliver more exciting performances to work his way up the card.

Scott Askham vs Jack Hermansson

Another really tight fight, but more entertaining than the last. Unfortunately for me, it went Hermansson’s way and a couple of my bets go down.

Jarjis Danho vs Christian Colombo

Due to a point deduction due to an illegal knee, this one goes to a draw. I’ll take that as it doesn’t kill any bets and were it not for the point deduction, Danho would have lost.

Taylor Lapilus vs beat Leandro Issa

A solid performance by Taylor Lapilus, winning all three rounds. Looking forward to seeing more from the Frenchman. With Alex Enlund vs Martin Buschkamp being cancelled late, this gives me a small win for a Lapilus / Khabilov double.

Veronica Macedo vs Ashlee Evans-Smith

Macedo got off to a decent start and may have nicked the 1st round, but the size and experience advantage of Evans-Smith told as the fight went on and the stoppage in the 3rd round was inevitable. Would like to see Macedo again but at 115lbs.

Peter Sobotta vs Nicolas Dalby

A solid and dominant performance from Peter Sobotta. Very entertaining fight and another small bet banked for me.

Jessin Ayari vs Jim Wallhead

Tough scrap, and no arguments about the decision going to Ayari, but it could have gone either way. My all English bet was already dead, but the all German bet is still live.

Nick Hein vs Tae Hyun Bang

Yet another really close fight. Hein did just about enough to win each round, but it wasn’t a great spectacle. Happy that my triple on Hein, Sobotta and Ayari came in, however it comes.

Ryan Bader vs Illr Latifi

No financial interest remaining in this fight, so I was watching as a neutral when Latifi walked into Bader’s knee and knocked himself out.

Alexander Gustafsson vs Jan Blachowicz

After an opening round that cold have gone either way, Alex took over, dominating Jan on the ground. One way traffic and an easy job for the judges to give it to the Swede.

Andrei Arlovski vs Josh Barnett

In the 1st round, both fighters came close to finishing the other with some heavy strikes. In the 2nd and 3rd rounds, Barnett made his advantage on the ground pay and submitted Arlovski midway through the 3rd. Great fight.

So overall, a small profit again, due to the Germans all winning, and none of the Danes and Brazilians winning.

Soviet Block Success – £5 returning £0.00

Andrei Arlovski to beat Josh Barnett – lose

Jan Blachowicz to beat Alexander Gustafsson – lose

Rustam Khaboliv to beat Leandro Silva – win

Swedish Sorrow – £5 returning £0.00

Jan Blachowicz to beat Alexander Gustafsson – lose

Ryan Bader to beat Illr Latifi – win

Scott Askham to beat Jack Hermansson – lose

Home Field Heroes – £5 returned £27.44

Nick Hein to beat Tae Hyun Bang – win

Peter Sobotta to beat Nicolas Dalby – win

Jessin Ayari to beat Jim Wallhead – win

Brits Abroad – £5 returning £0.00

Jim Wallhead to beat Jessin Ayari – lose

Scott Askham to beat Jack Hermansson – lose

Alex Enlund to beat Martin Buschkamp

Brazillian Blow Out – £5 returning £10.50

Alex Enlund to beat Martin Buschkamp

Rustam Khaboliv to beat Leandro Silva – win

Taylor Lapilus to beat Leandro Issa – win

American (Bad) Dream – £5 returning £0.00

Andrei Arlovski to beat Josh Barnett – lose

Illr Latifi to beat Ryan Bader – lose

Veronica Macedo to beat Ashlee Evans-Smith – lose

Danish Disaster – £5 returning £9.50

Peter Sobotta to beat Nicolas Dalby – win

Jarjis Danho vs Christian Colombo – draw

Perfect Game – £1 returning £0.00

Scott Askham to beat Jack Hermansson – lose

Alex Enlund to beat Martin Buschkamp

Peter Sobotta to beat Nicolas Dalby – win

Rustam Khaboliv to beat Leandro Silva – win

Jarjis Danho vs Christian Colombo – draw

Taylor Lapilus to beat Leandro Issa – win

Veronica Macedo to beat Ashlee Evans-Smith – lose

Jim Wallhead to beat Jessin Ayari – lose

Nick Hein to beat Tae Hyun Bang – win

Ryan Bader to beat Illr Latifi – win

Jan Blachowicz to beat Alexander Gustafsson – lose

Andrei Arlovski to beat Josh Barnett – lose

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UFC on Fox – Maia vs Condit– Preview

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August 27, 2016 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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As is often the case with these UFN / UFC on Fox cards, there are no easy picks on it. Lots of really close fights expected.

Damian Maia vs Carlos Condit

Maia is on a tear, winning his last 5, most recently submitting the always game Matt Brown. Under normal circumstances, he’d be easy to back, but betting money against Carlos Condit is not something people who like money do often. Although he’s lost 4 of his last 6, those loses were to the last four welterweight champions. The money does have to go on Maia, but I’m expecting him to have to go through a war to get there.

Anthony Pettis vs Charles Oliveira

Pettis is heading down to Featherweight after losing three on the bounce. I’m struggling to imagine him at 145 as he’s pretty big for 155. Oliveira is no joke and is coming off a high profile win over up and comer Myles Jury. Prior to that a loss to Max Holloway ended a 5 fight win streak. This fight all depends how the cut goes for Pettis. Oliveira has missed weight a few times himself so isn’t likely to be much smaller than Pettis. I think I’m leaning towards the Brazilian.

Paige VanZant vs Bec Rawlins

The Paige hype train got derailed back in December when Thug Rose beat the bejesus out of her for 4 ½ rounds. She’s had a nice long break to do some dancing on the telly, and now she’s back in the cage to try and get the fighting back on track. Rawlins has won her last two, both in Aus, but hasn’t won on the road in over 3 years. This is a tough test for Paige to come back to, but I feel like this is where we really find out what she’s made of, and I think she’ll come through it with a win.

Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon

This is the hardest of the lot to pick. Miller got back in the win column with a 1st round knock out of Takinori Gomi at UFC 200 and I finally got a chance to win money backing him. However, Lauzon was also a winner on the same card finishing Diego Sanchez just as quickly and devastatingly. They’ve met before, when Lauzon took a decision win back at UFC 155 in July 2012. That was fight of the night, and this one is a candidate to be the same. I’m leaning towards Lauzon to win again, but it’s no more than a gut feeling.

bet (1)I’m going to stick to the main card this time round and just the one bet:

£10 returning £123.66

Damian Maia to beat Carlos Condit

Charles Oliveira  to beat Anthony Pettis

Paige VanZant to beat Bec Rawlins

Joe Lauzon  to beat Jim Miller

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UFC 202 – McGregor vs Diaz 2 – Results

 August 20, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA

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Nine predictions for this card with a total possible return of just over £900 from £31 staked, but there’s some very speculative picks on there so I wasn’t banking on anything.

Neil Magny vs Lorenz Larkin

Larkin looked absolutely savage, stopping Neil Magny, something Hector Lombard failed to do earlier this year. Watch out Welterweights. That’s a couple of my bets falling at the first hurdle, but it’s a long night.

Randa Markos vs Cortney Casey

After a shaky start, Casey had to fight her way out of a bad position and in the last seconds of the 1st round, found an armbar finish. Good effort.

Artem Lobov vs Chris Avila

Lobov finally adds a UFC win to his record, completely out-performing Avila, and chalks one up in the Dublin vs Stockton battle too. Still a little unconvincing from the Russian Hammer, as Avila offered little offensively and still saw the final bell.

Raquel Pennington vs Elizabeth Phillips

A hard fought victory for Pennington. It wasn’t pretty, but sometimes they just have to be ground out.

Cody Garbrandt vs Takeya Mizugaki

The fight opened up with Joe Rogan rabbiting on about how being such a big favourite in the fight could be a disadvantage to Garbrandt, causing him to take Mizugaki lightly. Cody soon shut that up with an early KO. As expected, with a bit of prompting from Rogan, Garbrandt took the opportunity to promise Dominick Cruz a broken jaw at the earliest opportunity.

Tim Means vs Sabah Homasi

Ah well, I did say the upset bets were just for fun. Means was an entirely different class to Homasi and by half way through the 1st round it was looking a case of not if, but when he’d get the finish.

Hyun Gyu Lim vs Mike Perry

Upset number two does come in, with Mike Perry beating the snot out of Hyun Gyu Lim. Will certainly be interested in his next outing.

Rick Story vs Donald Cerrone

COWBOY!! Story gave a decent account of himself in a 1st round that Cerrone probably won, but round 2 was all Cowboy and he bagged the show reel combination stoppage. I hope UFC give him the 155lbs title match against Alverez he’s asking for. If they do, my money will be straight on him.

Anthony Johnson vs Glover Teixeira

Rumble executed Glover in under a minute. Holy shit, that guy is a killer. It’s a good job he’s such a nice guy, because if he decided to go on a rampage, I’m not sure there’s much we could collectively do to stop him. Get ready DC, Rumble is coming for a second crack at your belt.

McGregor vs Diaz

What an incredible fight?! One and a half rounds in, it was looking like it might be a clinical and dominant win for Conor, but never count Nate Diaz out, who turned it into a war. I had it 10-8, 10-10, 9-10, 10-9, 9-10 so 48-47 overall. Two judges had the same score as me and another gave it a draw. Fantastic scrap, and for gods’ sake Conor, make that the last bout at 170lbs. Back to 145lbs to defend/unify that belt. There are other 155lbs I’d like to see both guys fight before they meet again, but I’m sure we’ll see the rubber match at some point.

So, 6/9 right a very small profit for the card:

Bet 1 – £10 returning £0.00

Neil Magny to beat Lorenz Larkin – lose

Cortney Casey to beat Randa Markos – win

Chris Aliva to beat Artem Lobov – lose

Raquel Pennington to beat Elizabeth Phillips – win

Bet 2 – £10 returning £0.00

Cody Garbrandt to beat Takeya Mizugaki – win

Sabah Homasi to beat Tim Means – lose

Mike Perry to beat Hyun Gyu Lim – win

Bet 3 – £10 returned £43.62

Donald Cerone to beat Rick Story – win

Anthony Johnson to beat Glover Teixeira – win

McGregor to beat Diaz – win

Bet 4 – £1 returning £0.00

Neil Magny to beat Lorenz Larkin – lose

Cortney Casey to beat Randa Markos – win

Chris Aliva to beat Artem Lobov – lose

Raquel Pennington to beat Elizabeth Phillips – win

Cody Garbrandt to beat Takeya Mizugaki – win

Sabah Homasi to beat Tim Means – lose

Mike Perry to beat Hyun Gyu Lim – win

Donald Cerone to beat Rick Story – win

Anthony Johnson to beat Glover Teixeira – win

McGregor to beat Diaz – win

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UFC 199 – Rockhold vs Bisping – Preview

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June 4, 2016 at The Forum, Inglewood, California, USA

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After a pretty shocking performance, picking only one out of six bouts correctly on UFC Fight Night 88, I’m looking to redeem myself at UFC 199. Looking down the coupon, there’s only one non-favourite I want to get behind.

Luke Rockhold vs Michael Bisping

Rockhold clearly goes into this fight as the favourite. He dismantled Chris Weidman to take the title, and eighteen months ago, he put Bisping away. However, as a British MMA fan who’s been a confirmed Bisping nut-hugger for a decade, I can’t foresee any situation where I would cheer or bet against him. He’s just beaten the Spider GOAT, he knows this is his one and only shot at this belt, and the stars have aligned with other top 5 injuries and schedules to give it to him. Also, 5/1??? Come on, it’s not that much of a long shot. WARRR on Bisping!!

Dominick Cruz vs Uriah Faber

With the injury nightmares Dominick Cruz has had over the last five years, there’s a chance MMA fans have been robbed of one of the great UFC careers of all time, only fighting four times in five years since the WEC buy out. That said, if he can stay healthy, he’s only 31. There’s time to put together a decent title defence streak yet. He’s 1-1 with Faber, and that loss is his only one on his record. This rubber match is four years in the making, and Cruz is listed as a strong favourite, rightly so IMO.

Max Holloway vs Ricardo Lamas

Holloway is on a very impressive 8 fight win streak and surely it’s only a matter of time before he fights for the Featherweight strap. Getting past a tough guy like Lamas is likely the last hurdle to put him in line to take on the winner of Aldo vs Edgar at UFC 200 (depending on what Conor decides to do). I fancy the Hawaiian to do that this weekend.

Dan Henderson vs Hector Lombard

This is Dan Henderson’s last fight on his UFC contract and he’s openly said that there’s a good chance it could be his last time strapping on the gloves. It’d be great to see him go out on a win, but he’s lost 6 of his last 8, including being on the receiving end of a few nasty KOs. Before Neil Magny pulled off one of the most incredible final round comebacks you’ll ever see in March, Lombard was savaging him, and I fear Dan Henderson could find himself on the wrong end of a beating here.

Dustin Poirier vs Bobby Green

Green hasn’t fought since his 2014 loss to Edson Barboza. In that time Poirier has beaten three really good guys, and is a seriously tough comeback fight. I like Poirier to win what could be a really entertaining fight.

Brian Ortega vs Clay Guida

Ortega is so far unbeaten, and although Guida has a huge experience advantage over him, I think he’ll be up to the task. Guida is always game, but I think the young prospect will take it.

Beneil Dariush vs James Vick

This is an odd replacement vs replacement fight. I was leaning towards backing Evan Dunham to beat Leonardo Santos, but the latter pulled out through injury and was replaced by James Vick. I was very impressed with Vick at UFC 197, and was planning on backing him against Dunham. However, Dunham is now also out and has been replaced by Beneil Dariush, who’s a tough ask for the young lad. I will likely be backing Vick at some point in the future, but this weekend, I’m on Dariush.

Jessica Penne vs Jessica Andrade

I’m not liking the look of this one for my bets. Neither have fought since last year and both lost their last runouts. No particular reason to get my money on either fighter.

Cole Miller vs Alex Caceres

This is another replacement vs replacement fight. Originally it was BJ Penn vs Dennis Siver, and I was planning on backing BJ. When Siver pulled out and was replaced by Cole Miller I was switching to Miller. Now BJ is out, Miller faces Alex Caceras. As entertaining as the kid is, I’m yet to be convinced by “Bruce Leeroy” and although Miller hasn’t chalked up a win since January 2014, I like him to get back in the win column here.

There’s nothing on the Fight Pass prelims that I want to get my money on (although the featured bout of Breese vs Strickland could be a belter) so my bets are going to be:

Bet 1 – £10 returning £60.00

Bisping to beat Rockhold

And as I’m backing all the favourites, I’m going big with:

Bet 2 – £10 returning £98.32

Dominick Cruz to beat Uriah Faber

Max Holloway to beat Ricardo Lamas

Hector Lombard to beat Dan Henderson

Dustin Poirier to beat Bobby Green

Brian Ortega to beat Clay Guida

Beneil Dariush to beat James Vick

Cole Miller to beat Alex Caceres

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UFC Fight Night – Almeida vs Garbrandt

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May 29, 2016. Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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After having money on every fight on the previous UFC 198 card, I’m limiting my bets to the main card of this UFC Fight Night.

Thomas Almeida vs Cody Garbrandt

Someone’s 0 must go in the main event and that seems most likely to be Garbrandt’s. Almeida is the more experienced fighter, and he’s a finisher. Should be a belter too, as Almeida has picked up performance bonuses in all four of his UFC bouts so far.

Renan Barao vs Jeremy Stephens

Stephens is a tough night for anyone, but Renan Barao at Featherweight is an exciting prospect. Easy to get behind the former Bantamweight champ here.

Tarec Saffiedine vs Rick Story

Saffiedine is listed as the favourite for the fight, and justifiably so. His record is littered with big welterweight names. His last outing was a hard-fought decision win over Jake Ellenberger. Prior to that, he was stopped for the first time in his career by Rory McDonald, but Saffiedine usually goes the distance and usually wins. Rick Story’s last win was an impressive win over Gunnar Nelson who he suffocated for three full rounds. However, that was all the way back in October 2014 and Saffiedine is a bad match up for a comeback fight. Saffiedine goes on the coupon.

Chris Camozzi vs Vitor Miranda

I was on Miranda back in UFC 196, when he knocked out Marcelo Guimaraes for me. He usually finishes fighters by KO/TKO, but in his 23-10 record, Camozzi has never been stopped on his feet. It’ll be interesting to see what happens if Miranda can’t get Camozzi out of there early, but I’m still happy to back him to win.

Jorge Masvidal vs Lorenz Larkin

After switching to Welterweight in 2015, Larkin chalked up a couple of decent wins, but his last outing was a loss to Russian striker Albert Tumerov in January. Masvidal’s last outing was back in November 2015 where he took Benson Henderson to a close decision. I like Masvidal to out-strike Larkin and get the win here.

Josh Burkman vs Paul Felder

After a couple of thrilling wars with Edson Barboza and Ross Pearson where the judges went against him, Paul Felder got himself back in the win column in January against Daron Cruickshank. Although Burkman is tough as nails and will push him hard, I think Felder’s heavy striking will win the day.

There’s nothing in the prelims that take my fancy, so I’m going for:

Bet 1 – £5 returning £24.38

Miranda to beat Camozzi

Masvidal to beat Larkin

Felder to beat Burkman

Bet 2 – £5 returning £21.39

Almeida to beat Garbrandt

Barao to beat Stephens

Saffiedine to beat Story

Bet 3 – £5 returning £104.28

Almeida to beat Garbrandt

Barao to beat Stephens

Saffiedine to beat Story

Miranda to beat Camozzi

Masvidal to beat Larkin

Felder to beat Burkman

Bet

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