Holm vs Adana
We’re back with a four-fight main card this weekend, on Fight island, Abu Dhabi.
The women’s bantamweights Holly Holm and Irene Aldana headline the event, in what will see the winner, more than likely, gain a shot at the title. The fight itself is perhaps a closer competition than people assume, with Aldana being known for he knockout power, as half of the Mexican’s wins have come the way of KO/TKO. Holm will have to watch out for some counter strikes that will be thrown her way, but I do see the American getting the job done by way of decision. At 4/5 to win outright, backing Holm via decision at 8/5 seems like a banker.
The co-main event sees a heavyweight clash between Yorgan De Castro and Carlos Felipe. Do not expect this fight to go the distance, with a combined 11 knockouts from 16 fights between the two, this is a fight that is sure to produce fireworks. For me, De Castro edges it. Despite losing to Greg hardy in his last outing, I’m hoping the Cape Verdean will bounce back with an impressive stoppage early on. Again, with short odds at 2/5 to win the fight outright, backing De Castro at 4/5 to win via KO/TKO is definitely worth backing heavily.
Germaine De Randamie and Julianna Peña square off in a fight that could shake up the women’s bantamweight division. Depending on the outcome of this fight, we may even see the winner of this fight clinch the #1 contender spot. Randamie, if she puts on a show, which I expect to occur, will be given the chance to take on Amanda Nunes. I expect the Dutch fighter to put on a clinic, where she will finish the fight how she sees fit. The odds are again really short for the favourite, at 8/11 outright, so unless you’re thinking of putting Randamie in an acca, I wouldn’t waste the money on this matchup.
The main card is kicked off with middleweights Dequan Townsend taking on Dusko Todorovic. Despite the American losing his opening two fights in the UFC, I expect him to take care of business Sunday morning, against a fighter who will be making his debut, off the back of a contender series win. The Serbian however is 9-0 professionally and can end the fight if he catches Townsend on the chin. However, I think Townsend will win by decision, with odds at 5/2 also, this bet could help boost the odds of your accumulator.