Ultimate Fight Night – Poirier vs Johnson – Preview


September 17, 2016 at State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA.

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Not much jumping out at me in terms of betting on this card, so I’m just having an interest bet on the top three fights.

Poirier vs Johnson

Johnson is a tough and talented guy, but he’s on a two fight losing strak, and he’s facing a Dustin Poirier who’s hit some real form since moving back up to 155lbs. Got to back Poirier to extend his streak to 5.

Uriah Hall vs Derek Brunson

This could be an absolute thriller. Brunson has stopped his last three opponents and hasn’t tasted defeat since suffering his only UFC loss to Yoel Romero in January 2014. Hall hasn’t made quite the impact we perhaps thought he would when we first saw him ice that dude on his TUF debut, but he is still a killer, capable of ending the fight in a heartbeat. Going with Bruson on form alone, but it’ll be one I watch from the edge of my seat.

Evan Dunham vs Rick Glenn

Glenn is stepping in as a late replacement for Abel Trujillio. Although he has a plenty of experience and has held the WSOF title, there’s no underestimating the UFC jitters, and Dunham is an old hand. Have to back the UFC vet to welcome the newcomer with a win.

bet£20 returning £66.05

Poirier to beat Johnson

Derek Brunson to beat Uriah Hall

Evan Dunham to beat Rick Glenn

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