Landwehr is making his UFC debut fresh off an impressive run fighting in M1 in Russia and will look to use his striking to keep Burns from utilizing his Brazilian jiu-jitsu background. Burns is the younger brother of current No. However, Marley doesn't think he'll be able to handle superior strikers until his wrestling improves to get fights to the ground.
Marley also has strong picks for Dos Santos vs. Blaydes, Chiesa vs. He's backing one fighter in a bout that's "much closer than the line indicates. Who wins Dos Santos vs. And how exactly does each fight end? Curtis Blaydes vs. Brett Johns Nate Landwehr vs. Jan 25, at pm ET 4 min read. Bellator events heading to Showtime Brent Brookhouse 2 min read. Nurmagomedov: Poirier deserves to be champion Brent Brookhouse 1 min read.
This is a step up in class for Townsend, who spent a good portion of his fight with Dalcha Lungiambula on the mat. Eventually Townsend was knocked out in his UFC debut. This line does look a little bit light here, given that Stosic is just in his three UFC fights and took some punishment in his most recent fights against Devin Clark and Kennedy Nzechukwu.
It is possible that Stosic would have had a different fate had he not lost points for illegal kicks against Clark. Hill is pretty green with a record, most of that coming in KOP. He is stepping up in class here against a legitimate UFC caliber fighter, which has likely depressed this price a little bit. Stosic can control the Octagon and make Hill come to him. Ultimately, this looks like one of the tougher handicaps on the card. Do we bet on the promise and the record of the newcomer or do we take the safer, more predictable fighter?
Hannah Cifers is on a nice, little run. In fact, her only UFC loss is against Maycee Barber, who is a pretty darn good prospect in this division. Cifers will try to keep that going here against Angela Hill, who also has a win over Esquibel recently. Hill scored her fourth career knockout last time out over Ariane Carnelossi, as doctors decided she could no longer continue.
It seems unlikely that Hill will score the stoppage win here, as Cifers has only been knocked out once and it was at the hands of Barber. That reputation precedes her into this fight, hence the line. She does look like the preferred fighter here, but that price is a little bit too steep.
Two-time Dana White Contender Series fighter Jordan Espinosa is looking to bounce back from his first loss in quite some time. He does have some reach on Perez in this fight, but we do have to worry about that takedown defense in this one. Perez has 27 fights under his belt at the young age of This will be his 28th and he will turn 28 in March. He should get another win to keep that train rolling here in this one.
This is a pretty solid lead-in to the main event as Rafael dos Anjos looks for a bounceback effort following the loss to Leon Edwards back in July. Michael Chiesa is looking to get a signature win and get back up towards where he was earlier in his career. There is a lot on the line for both fighters here. He had fought at lightweight forever.
Dos Anjos seemed to have more success at lightweight than he has at welterweight since making the change in the middle of He is in his seven fights. Chiesa is not in that category. The main event of the evening comes from the heavyweight division, where Junior dos Santos and Curtis Blaydes lock horns.
Blaydes has two losses to his name and both of them have come against Francis Ngannou. Other than that, he is a perfect against everybody else and has multiple paths to victory. He has nine knockouts and also three stoppage wins. As far as the losses for Dos Santos, most of them have come against elite competition as well. He lost to Ngannou himself last time out. He also has losses to Stipe Miocic, Cain Velasquez twice, and then a loss early in his career against Joaquim Ferreira that remains the only submission loss of his career.
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Cory Sandhagen stops Frankie Edgar with flying knee knockout. Dustin Poirier vs. What you saw in the second fight is the norm. If Velasquez and Dos Santos fought 10 times, Velasquez would win 8 of them by utilizing the exact same game plan.
Dos Santos will never have an answer for Velasquez's cardio and wrestling, no matter how long he's in the sport. This being MMA , anything can happen. But I think Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 is going to look almost exactly like Dos Santos vs. Velasquez 2. The market agrees with me, and there's no real value to be placed in a straight wager. With Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez, you have a fight that probably would've thrilled fans three years ago more so than it does now, back before Sanchez became an afterthought.
If that's your line of thinking, you're in for a surprise come Saturday night. This is a sublime piece of matchmaking. Not because it's going to be all that competitive; I believe Melendez is the far superior fighter and will prove it on Saturday night. No, it's sublime because this is one of those bouts where the "styles make fights" mantra, often overused, still holds true. Melendez can be pulled into a war when he wants to be, and Sanchez loves nothing more. Sanchez has been able to endure beatings throughout his career without going down.
But those beatings, coupled with his advancing age and time outside the cage, will conspire to harm him greatly here. My numbers closely align with the public numbers, and there's no value on Melendez at Fire on that one. This is a curious fight, mostly because it is Cormier's last fight at heavyweight.
He's on his way down to pounds, where he'll likely challenge Jon Jones at some point in But for now, Cormier's still at heavyweight. He's fighting one of the most popular and durable heavyweights in UFC history, and he's coming in over at 5-to-1 favorite. That should tell you all you need to know about Cormier's skills and the way he's perceived by the public.
Cormier's line means the market gives him an 84 percent chance of winning. That aligns nearly perfectly with my own estimation of 85 percent, which means there is no value in a straight play on Cormier. Even though we're confident he's going to win the fight, it's not worth the major juice we'd need to throw in order to squeeze a nice profit. So, we'll turn our eyes once again to the props, where we see Cormier winning by decision is That's much more palatable, and it's also quite likely.
Cormier has deadly power, but Nelson has the toughest chin I've ever seen in mixed martial arts, or at least one of them. Cormier may connect, but it's not very likely that he finishes Nelson, which means we'll see a decision. Jump on this line before it gets out of hand. Gabriel Gonzaga, since returning to the UFC, is More importantly, he's once again using the jiu-jitsu that makes him one of the best grapplers in the heavyweight division.
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Marley was proven correct when McGregor finished the fight with a technical knockout 40 seconds into the first round. Anyone who has followed him is way up. He's sharing those selections only over at SportsLine. Marley knows this bout will play a key role in shaping the picture of a top-heavy division. Blaydes, 28, is considered one of the division's strongest fighters and perhaps its best wrestler. He won both of his bouts last year, including a second-round technical knockout of Shamil Abdurakhimov in September.
The year-old Dos Santos is widely regarded as one of the top athletes in the history of the UFC heavyweight division and perhaps its best boxer. But the former champion's three-fight winning streak was halted in an embarrassing first-round knockout loss to Francis Ngannou in June. Landwehr is making his UFC debut fresh off an impressive run fighting in M1 in Russia and will look to use his striking to keep Burns from utilizing his Brazilian jiu-jitsu background.
Burns is the younger brother of current No. However, Marley doesn't think he'll be able to handle superior strikers until his wrestling improves to get fights to the ground. Marley also has strong picks for Dos Santos vs.
Blaydes, Chiesa vs. Blaydes is one of the best grappling heavyweights in the organization right now, averaging 7. Dos Santos prefers to keep the fight standing so he can utilize his tremendous boxing that sees him average 4. Odds as of January 24 at BetOnline. The former lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos , has been struggling to find success recently, dropping three of his last four fights. Granted, those came against the current welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, former interim champion Colby Covington and most recently Leon Edwards — tough stretch.
Meanwhile, stuffing takedowns has been a tough task at welterweight for dos Anjos, getting dragged to the floor 29 times over seven bouts, but 19 of those came in the Covington and Usman fights. RDA is known for incredible conditioning that has seen him push a high pace for the duration of a bout, but he likes to do so standing. He tends to telegraph his strikes because he storms in from quite a distance, hoping his speed will allow him to land his powerful strike first.
Shockwave is a very patient fighter who remains on her back foot for the early stages of the fight as she gets her timing down on her opponent before going on the attack. Due to her calculated approach, she can be a little gun-shy in letting her hands fly but when she does engage, her strikes have some heat behind them.
A similar story can be written about Overkill, who often talks about getting in these wars but can often be seen retreating from her opponents while pawing a jab at them. He works well behind his kicks, which he throws to the body and head frequently at range. Defensively, though, he keeps his hands low and tries to avoid head strikes by bending at the hips rather than moving his feet.
Stosic is a little more active on his feet, quickly moving toward his foe, landing a strike and getting out before getting hit, and he keeps his hands very high to block any head strikes. When he is pressured, like Hill will do, he tends to shell up and not throw back and his movements become much slower.
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