UFC Vegas 55 | Main Card Preview
Saturday, May 21st (7:00 PM EST Main Card, 4:00 PM EST Prelims)
Holly Holm vs. Ketlen Vieira
WATCH - Holly Holm has only lost one UFC fight in her entire career that wasn’t a title fight, and it was against Valentina Shevchenko. She’s currently in the Whittaker/Holloway role of destroying any interesting title fights by gatekeeping all the younger bantamweight top contenders, but if she can string some more wins together she could break more women’s MMA records for most lost title fights.
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Michel Pereira
WATCH - Absolute Banger! And no, it is not because of Pereira. Pereira is the most overrated fighter when it comes to most people evaluating how entertaining he his. He is a dancing decision bot who somehow made Khaos Williams look boring. This fight is a banger because #14 welterweight Ponzinibbio is always a guaranteed banger, and Pereira is going to have to show more offense and take more risks than he ever has in order to get past him.
MMAalgo Bet - Michel Pereira 3.5u @ -120 (better than -166.2)
FGTDalgo Bet - Fight Goes The Distance 1u @ -150 (better than -154.1)
Chidi Njokuani vs. Dusko Todorovic
WATCH - Njokuani was a Bellator prospect who eventually hit a ceiling, lost too many fights, and got cut. But his current win streak has been an incredible bounce back, getting highlight KO/TKO victories in LFA, contender series, and now the UFC. Todorovic has been kill or be killed so far in the UFC, and will be a great test for how far Njokuani’s violent success can go before a new ceiling emerges in this middleweight division.
FGTDalgo Bet - Fight Does Not Go The Distance 1u @ -200 (better than -293.0)
Eryk Anders vs. Junyong Park
BATHROOM BREAK - Anders’ best moment in his last 5 fights was “illegally” kneeing a downed Darrent Stewart in the head and getting DQd. Junyong Park has had some fun fights but isn’t a finisher at the UFC level. It will take one of these two to really step it up for this to be a stand out banger. Because otherwise we’re looking at a “fun” journeyman fight that doesn’t win a performance bonus, is meaningless to the grand scheme of the middleweight division, and is completely forgotten by all within a week.
Polyana Viana vs. Tabatha Ricci
BATHROOM BREAK - It’s everyone’s favorite strawweight game, 1st round armbar roulette! Who is better, who is worse, it does not matter! Because in 1st round armbar roulette, one of them will randomly get the submission rendering the rest of the fight pointless! Or, nothing happens for 3 rounds in which case everybody loses! Hurray!
FGTDalgo Bet - Fight Goes The Distance 1u @ -135 (better than -152.0)
*Nothing contained in this post is financial advice, please bet at your own risk