Mon 01/02/2016 - 19:21 EST

UFC Preview: UFC Fight Night - Hendricks Vs. Thompson

UFC Preview: UFC Fight Night - Hendricks Vs. Thompson

Main Event: Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson

Odds: Hendricks -230, Thompson +180

Two top welterweights take centre stage at this Saturday’s Fight Night – with number 2 ranked Hendricks looking to get a shot at the championship with a victory against 8th ranked Thompson. Hendricks – a grappling specialist – will have a tough fight against Thompson who has advantages in terms of height and reach. Hendricks remains the favourite and at 17-3 in his MMA career he has the track record to back him up. Still Thompson is a strong underdog bet after having won his last 5 matches – increasing two first round knockouts.

Pick: Thompson 

Jared Rosholt vs. Roy Nelson

Odds: Rosholt +135, Nelson -165

Heavyweights do battle in the Octagon – in the lead up event of the night. Nelson is coming off 3 straight losses and has seen his name drop down the rankings all the way to 11th. Sitting one spot below him on the rankings is Jared Rosholt. Rosholt is somewhat of an ironman – having won 5 of his last 6 matches by unanimous decision – with the sixth match being a round 3 KO/TKO. Rosholt gets the edge in this match as his reach advantage should help him avoid Nelson’s knockout power.

Pick: Rosholt

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Rafael Cavalcante

Odds: Saint Preux -360, Cavalcante +270

The last fight rounding out the top bouts of the night features two ranked light heavyweights both looking for redemption after losing their previous match. Saint Preux lost his last match through submission but had won his previous two through round one knockouts. Cavalcante has lost 3 of 4 with his lone victory coming back in November of 2013 by round one knock out. If you are looking for a prop bet – method of victory per say – knockout would be a good betting option.

Pick: Saint Preux

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Tag : johny hendricks , MMA , mma betting , stephen thompson , UFC , ufc betting , ufc fight night

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