UFC Vegas 61 | Main Card Preview
Saturday, October 1st (7:00 PM EST Main Card, 4:00 PM EST Prelims)
Mackenzie Dern vs. Yan Xiaonan
WATCH - Wasn’t that long ago that if felt like both these fighters were a sure thing to get a title shot. Slowly crawling their way up the rankings but fighting solid opponents and always controlling their fights. #5 Dern relying heavily on her submissions while #6 Xiaonan focused more on octagon control and points striking. But with their recent losses, weirdly enough both of their most recent losses are to #3 Marina Rodriguez, the holes in their 1-dimensional games have been exposed and they are going to need to improve to make it to the top of the only solid women’s division that is 115. However if they are incapable of developing a more balanced style, my money is on the grappler.
FGTDalgo Bet - Fight Goes The Distance 1u @ +140 (better than -132.9)
Randy Brown vs. Francisco Trinaldo
WATCH - What happens when journeymen who aren’t supposed to win keep on winning? We’re not sure, but 44 year old Trinaldo and perpetual underdog Randy Brown might be about to find out.
FGTDalgo Bet - Fight Goes The Distance 1u @ -135 (better than -151.7)
Raoni Barcelos vs. Trevin Jones
BATHROOM BREAK - Bantamweight is a young man’s game. At heavyweight these two could be promising prospects, but at 135 they might already be washed despite just getting started in the UFC. Father time holds a tight grip on the lighter divisions, and if you aren’t ranked by 30 its probably over for you.
MMAalgo Bet - Trevin Jones 3.5u @ +195 (better than -120.6)
Sodiq Yusuff vs. Don Shainis
WATCH - Bizarre match-making. I guess billionaire Mark Zuckerberg renting out the arena wanted to watch a murder. Not sure why else they’d book the #12 ranked featherweight against a debuting fighter coming from a regional promotion. Either that or wow does the UFC simultaneously love Yusuff and also do not believe in his ability at all. Cause this would be boxing levels of keeping over-ranked fighters afloat by feeding them cans.
John Castaneda vs. Daniel Santos
WATCH - Castraneda had a tough debut on short notice, but since then bounced back and has been a signature prelim bantamweight treat in his fights since. UFC seems poised to capitalize on this and give him a bit of a hype push by feeding him the underwhelming Santos on a main card.
FGTDalgo Bet - Fight Goes The Distance 1u @ -135 (better than -179.1)
Mike Davis vs. Viacheslav Borshchev
WATCH - Here is a weird one for you all. Mike Davis only has 2 losses in his entire professional MMA career: #12 featherweight Sodiq Yusuff, and #4 welterweight Gilbert Burns. Guess the porridge tastes just right at lightweight.
MMAalgo Bet - Viacheslav Borshchev 3.5u @ +155 (better than -117.0)
FGTDalgo Bet - Fight Does Not Go The Distance 1u @ -135 (better than -140.5)
*Nothing contained in this post is financial advice, please bet at your own risk