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  • Betcris.com UFC 225 on Saturday night in Chicago features Robert Whittaker defending his UFC middleweight title against Yoel Romero, while Rafael dos Anjos takes on Colby Covington for the interim welterweight title. There are five fights on the main pay-per-view card, while there are eight preliminary bouts, with four on FS1 and four on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on Whittaker vs. Romero and dos Anjos vs. Covington.   More

  • Betcris.com This week’s UFC event takes place on Friday night, as UFC Fight Night 131 is in Utica, New York, with Jimmie Rivera taking on Marlon Moraes in the main event on FS1. The main card on FS1 will begin at 10 pm Eastern Time, while the prelims on FS1 begin at 8 pm Eastern. The UFC Fight Pass prelims start at 6:30 pm Eastern. There are six fights on the main card on FS1 and seven preliminary bouts, with four on FS1 and three on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on Rivera vs. Moraes.   More

  • Betcris.com UFC Fight Night 130 on Sunday in Liverpool, England features Stephen Thompson taking on Darren Till. Thompson is 14-2-1 in his career and ranked as the No. 1 contender in the UFC welterweight division, while Till is unbeaten at 16-0-1 and ranked as the No. 8 contender. There are six fights on the main card on FS1 and six on the preliminary card, with four on FS1 and two on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on Thompson vs. Till.   More

  • Betcris.com UFC Fight Night 129 on Saturday in Chile features Demian Maia taking on Kamaru Usman and Alexa Grasso going up against Tatiana Suarez. Usman is a big favorite to defeat Maia, while Suarez is a big favorite to win against Grasso. There are six fights on the main card on FS1 and seven preliminary bouts, with four on FS2 and three on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on Maia vs. Usman and Grasso vs. Suarez.   More

  • Betcris.com UFC 224 on Saturday in Brazil features Amanda Nunes against Raquel Pennington and Ronaldo Souza vs. Kelvin Gastelum. Nunes is a huge favorite to defend her bantamweight title against Pennington, while Souza is a slight favorite against Gastelum. There are five fights on the main card on pay-per-view and eight prelims, with four on FX and four on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the card with a focus on Nunes vs. Pennington and Souza vs. Gastelum.   More

  • Betcris.com Kevin Lee is a slight favorite against Edson Barboza in the main event at UFC Fight Night 128 on Saturday night in New Jersey. Lee is 16-3 in his career but coming off a loss to Tony Ferguson, while Barboza is 19-5 in his career and coming off a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. There are six fights on the main card on FS1 and seven preliminary bouts, with four on FS1 and three on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on Barboza vs. Lee and Edgar vs. Swanson and UFC picks.   More

  • Betcris.comDustin Poirier is a slight favorite against Justin Gaethje at UFC on FOX 29 on Saturday in Arizona. Poirier has lost just once since 2014 and he could be in line for a title shot if he can get past Gaethje on Saturday. This fight is one of four on the main card on FOX. The other three bouts have Alex Oliveira favored against Carlos Condit; Israel Adesanya favored against Marvin Vettori and Cortney Casey a slight favorite against Michelle Waterson. There are 10 preliminary bouts,  More

  • Betcris.comThe main event at UFC 223 in New York on Saturday night got a late change with Max Holloway replacing Tony Ferguson. What has not changed is that Khabib Nurmagomedov is a heavy favorite to win this UFC lightweight championship bout on Saturday night. Holloway deserves a lot of credit for taking this fight with less than a week’s notice, but he faces a very difficult task in going against Nurmagomedov. This fight is one of five on the main pay-view-card. Let’s look at the bout and also consider the co-main event between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas.  More

  • Betcris.comTwo fighters who have combined to win 52 fights meet on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 127 in England, as Fabricio Werdum takes on Alexander Volkov. This matchup is the main event on a fight card that will be shown entirely on UFC Fight Pass. Werdum is a former UFC heavyweight champion who is 23-7-1, while Volkov is 29-6. There are four fights on the main card and eight on the preliminary card. Let’s look at the event with a focus on Werdum vs. Vokov and Manuwa vs. Blachowicz.  More

  • Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

    First Look at UFC 223 - UFC Odds

    By Tom Wilkinson

    Betcris.comKhabib Nurmagomedov is listed as more than a 2-1 favorite against Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 on Saturday, April 7 at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. That is not the only headliner on the card, as Joanna Jedrzejczyk is favored against Rose Namajunas. Nurmagomedov comes into this fight unbeaten at 25-0, while Ferguson is 23-3. Jedrzejczyk is listed as a -165 favorite against Namajunas. Let’s take a first look at UFC 223 with a focus on Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov, Namajunas vs. Jedrzejczyk and Michael Chiesea vs. Anthony Pettis.  More

  • Betcris.comCris Cyborg will defend her UFC women’s featherweight title at UFC 222 on Saturday night in Las Vegas, as she takes on Yana Kunitskaya. Cyborg is 19-1 in her career and she has not lost since her MMA debut, while Kunitskaya is 10-3 in her career and making her UFC debut. The co-main event has Frankie Edgar taking on Brian Ortega. There are five fights on the main pay-per-view card and seven on the preliminary card, with four on FS1 and three on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the card with a focus on Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya and Edgar vs. Ortega.  More

  • Betcris.comJeremy Stephens is a slight favorite to defeat Josh Emmett on Saturday at UFC on FOX 28 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Stevens is 27-14 in his career, and on a two-fight winning streak, while Emmett is 13-1. There are four fights on the main card and nine preliminary bouts, with four on FOX and five on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s take a look at the card with a focus on Emmett vs. Stephens.  More

  • Betcris.comFormer lightweight title challenger Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone takes on Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 126 on Sunday in Austin, Texas on FS1. Cerrone is 32-10 in his career but on a three-fight losing streak, while Medeiros is 15-4-1 and on a three-fight winning streak. There are six fights on the main card on FS1 and six on the preliminary card, with four on FS1 and two on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on Cerrone vs. Medeiros and Tybura vs. Lewis.  More

  • Betcris.comUFC 221 in Australia features Luke Rockhold taking on Yoel Romero for the interim UFC Middleweight Championship. This event takes place on Sunday, February 11 in Australia, but because of the time difference it can be seen on Saturday night in North America. There are five fights on the main pay-per-view card and seven on the preliminary card, with four on FS1 and three on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event, with a focus on Rockhold vs. Romero and Curtis Blaydes vs. Mark Hunt.  More

  • Betcris.comUFC Fight Night 125 on Saturday in Brazil features Lyoto Machida taking on Eryk Anders. Machida is a UFC veteran and a fan favorite, while Anders is the young upstart who comes in unbeaten. This fight headlines a six -fight main card on FS1, while there are six preliminary bouts, with four on FS1 and two on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the card with a focus on Machida vs. Anders and the co-main event between John Dodson and Pedro Munhoz.  More

  • Betcris.comDerek Brunson will be looking for revenge on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 27, as he takes on Ronaldo Souza. These two met in 2012 and it was Souza knocking out Brunson in the first round when the two were with Strikeforce. There are four fights on the main FOX card and eight fights on the preliminary card, with six on FS1 and two on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the card with a focus on Souza vs. Brunson and Dennis Bermudez vs. Andre Fili.  More

  • Betcris.comUFC 220 on Saturday in Boston features UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defending his title against Francis Ngannou. These two fighters have combined to go 28-3 in their careers and each has serious knockout power. The co-main event has Daniel Cormier defending his UFC light heavyweight title against Volkan Oezdemir. There are five fights on the main pay-per-view card and seven fights on the preliminary card, with four on FS1 and three on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the card with a focus on Miocic vs. Ngannou and Cormier vs. Oezdemir.  More

  • Betcris.comJeremy Stephens takes on Doo Ho Choi in the main event of UFC Fight Night 124 on Sunday in St. Louis. Stephens is 26-14 in his career, but he has lost five of his last eight bouts, while Choi is 14-2 and coming off a loss to Cub Swanson. There are four fights on the main card on FS1 and nine preliminary bouts, with four on FS1 and five on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the card with a focus on Stephens vs. Choi and Uriah Hall vs. Vitor Belfort.  More

  • Betcris.comThe next big star in the UFC could be Mackenzie Dern, who makes her UFC debut at UFC 222 on March 3 in Las Vegas against Ashley Yoder. Dern is considered one of the top female BJJ fighters in the world and many people are already comparing her to Ronda Rousey. Dern is unbeaten in her MMA career and like Rousey, she has good looks. The UFC has been searching for the next female star without success, as fighters like Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes simply don’t have the looks of a fighter like Rousey or Dern.  More

  • Betcris.comUFC 219 on Saturday night in Las Vegas features Cris Cyborg taking on Holly Holm. Cyborg has been unbeatable since her MMA debut, winning 18 straight fights, while Holm is 11-3. The fight between Cyborg and Holm is the main event on a four-fight main card on pay-per-view, with the co-main event a bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza. There are also six preliminary bouts, with four on FS1 and two on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at UFC 219, with a focus on Cyborg vs. Holm and Nurmagomedov vs. Barboza.  More

  • Betcris.comThe early 2018 UFC schedule will feature three title fights, as Daniel Cormier will defend his light heavyweight title at UFC 220 as he takes on Volkan Oezdemir, Stipe Moicic will defend his heavyweight title, also at UFC 220 against Francis Ngannou, and it will be Robert Whittaker defending his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. Nine events for the first three months of 2018 have been announced by the UFC. Let’s look at the early schedule with a focus on Miocic vs. Ngannou and Whittaker vs. Rockhold.  More

  • Betcris.comUFC on FOX 26 on Saturday night in Winnipeg features Robbie Lawler taking on Rafael dos Anjos in a welterweight title eliminator bout. The winner of this fight is expected to get a title shot against champion Tyron Woodley next year. Lawler is 28-11 in his career, while dos Anjos is 27-9. There are four fights on the main card on FOX and eight preliminary bouts, with six on FS1 and two on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at this event with a focus on Lawler vs. dos Anjos.  More

  • Betcris.comThe main event at UFC Fight Night 123 on Saturday night in Fresno, California has Cub Swanson taking on Brian Ortega. Swanson is 25-7 in his career, including 10-3 in the UFC, while Ortega is 12-0, including 4-0 in the UFC. There are six fights on the main card on FS1 and seven on the preliminary card, with four on FS1 and three on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on Swanson vs. Ortega.  More

  • Betcris.comUFC 218 on Saturday in Detroit features Max Holloway defending his featherweight title against Jose Aldo. It is a title rematch, as Holloway beat Aldo at UFC 212 in June. Holloway is listed as about a 3-1 favorite to win on Saturday night. There are five fights on the main pay-per-view card and eight on the preliminary card, with four on FS1 and four on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at the event with a focus on Holloway vs. Aldo.  More

  • Betcris.comUFC Fight Night 122 in China on Saturday has a marquee matchup, as former middleweight champion Michael Bisping takes on Kelvin Gastelum. If it seems like we just saw Bisping in action, we did, as he lost to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217. He will be fighting for the second time this month, something we almost never see in the UFC. And he will be taking on a very tough opponent in Gastelum who is 13-3-1 in his career. Let’s look at UFC Fight Night 122 with a focus on Bisping vs. Gastelum.  More

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