Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced six huge bouts with this summer featuring a multitude of champions and top title contenders in five different weight classes. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas has opened betting odds for the six competitions.
The very first bout, a lightweight competition between Donald Cerrone and Tony Ferguson, will happen at UFC 238 on June 8 in Chicago. Here’s Nick’s rationale supporting his chances:
“Donald Cerrone vs Tony Ferguson is one of the most fan friendly struggles created in years. Cerrone has appeared like a new man in his return to lightweight. He has gained confidence and seems motivated and hungry to get a push at the belt. Ferguson is a very well-rounded fighter and can be fighting a chip on his shoulder after battling personal issues and getting stripped of his interim title. Stylistically, both fighters are exceptionally competent finishers both standing and on the floor. Both men have serious knockout power and have the potential to get knocked out. Ferguson’s rate and unpredictability provide him the edge ”
Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar was initially announced for UFC 222 early last year and Nick gave his ideas about the bout afterward, but a lot has changed in the past 18 months. The bout will take place since the headliner of UFC 240. Listed below are the ideas on it of Nick:
“Frankie Edgar is your ultimate underdog, and at 37 years old, hard for Max Holloway’s belt might be his main hurdle to overcome yet in his career. Edgar has strong wrestling and has got the conditioning to really go the distance with Holloway, but in the last year, he had been knocked out for the first time by Brian Ortega and has only beaten Cub Swanson since. Holloway ruined Ortega, but finally looked human if he unsuccessfully moved up to lightweight to battle Dustin Poirier. Holloway’s striking has become elite, having readily finished stand-up specialists Jose Aldo (2x) and Anthony Pettis. Edgar’s wrestling could be an X-factor when he can take Holloway down and keep him down, but it is unlikely he can stand and commerce with Holloway, a fighter who is prepared to have a shot to dish out five . Holloway was a -215 final time, but he’ll be a -300 favorite”
UFC 241 in August will include a heavyweight title rematch, with the roles of Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier reversed this moment.
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