MadLab’s UFC Fight Island 1 Breakdown and Predictions!!! Here is what Twitter is saying.
This card is medium sauce here. The article will be watered down a tad due to the turnaround time. I will try to just get to the point with these. This way, you can get in and out.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT CARD
Calvin Kattar DK $9100 / FD $22 vs. Dan Ige DK $7100 / FD $18
I really don’t get the pricing here. This fight is about as even as it comes if you ask me. When Dan Ige lost to Julio Arce, I said to anyone who would listen that Dan Ige had something to really work with. There was something about his style that I liked and I really felt given his persona, he would fly grossly under the radar. Even losing that fight which was a pretty heated war, Ige showed that he has a certain Dog in him that isn’t taught. The Division III wrestler with a Black Belt in BJJ has no issues with standing and trading, as he did with extremely High-Level striker in Arce. The issue with a lot of these fighters that don’t go to their main well of water is that they tend to forget what got them to the show. Ige will stand with anyone, but when it’s time to switch it up, he does just that. Since then he has ripped off 6 straight wins including names like Edson Barboza, Mirsad Bektic and Kevin Aguilar. It seems that he is improving in every fight and the sky is really the limit on where Ige can go if he keeps dialing in like this. He really doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses in his game that you really need to be concerned with. He may face people that hold a better-suited skill set but there is really no terrible matchup for him that he can’t hold his own with. With a record of 14-2, Ige brings 3 by way of KO, 5 by way of Submission and 6 by way of decision. People thought that his power would be an issue going forward, but he looked extremely sharp and powerful against Barboza where everything had a lot of pop to them. Ige is still an under-appreciated fighter but he is slowly raising a few eyebrows. A win against Barboza and Kattar would be something that probably couldn’t be ignored anymore. However, he is only 50% there. Katter, The slick leather slinger from Boston will be looking to touch Ige up with his well-groomed boxing game that tends to chew through the defenses of other combatants. Unlike Ige, Kattar is much more of a finisher on the feet. With a record of 21-4, he capsized 11 opponents by way of KO, 2 by submission and 8 by way of decision. Coming off a huge TKO win over Jeremy Stevens after losing to the prodigy prospect in Zabit he is ready to make it 2 straight since he debuted in the UFC. Kattar’s Striking Patterns are so fundamentally sound and crisp. The way he ties things together and his understanding of range management, distance and footwork. However, when you are so skilled at Boxing it does come at a cost in MMA. Boxers tend to own the exchanges when the leather is flying, but they also tend to lean very heavily on that front leg and forget to check kicks. This has been an issue for Kattare for as long as I have been watching him fight. He really can get that leg chewed up if you attack it. Ige is not one to really attack the legs as a source to eat, but he is a very smarty fighter and does understand that there is a path to slow Kattar down there and since the legs are longer than the arms this can keep Kattar at bay a bit. Kattar is going to push forward and lean on that insane chin that he does have. Ige is much improved with his striking and power but Kattar will likely serve as his professor if he decides to turn this into a straight boxing match. However, this is where Ige’s main tools will need to come into play. Ige is going to really go in with the focus on getting in on Kattar’s hips. Even if he doesn’t succeed in taking him down, boxers are all about rhythm. If they can’t get into a comfortable pocket, then their timing never truly gets put in place. If Ige can turn this into a dirty grappling match, I like his chances. If Kattar starts catching fire and dials in, putting a bead on Ige, then you can be in for a long painful night if you are in Ige’s corner. I don’t know… This just seems so grossly priced and just as I said a long time ago… Ige continues to fly under the radar. Give me the Junkyard Dog in Ige here.
The Pick: Ige
Tim Elliott DK $8500 / FD $17 vs. Ryan Benoit DK $7700 / FD $15
Ahhhh. We all remember the glorious night of Tim Elliott when he broke DK with over 170 points on DK. It seems the burn is forever in our minds and we are always waiting for the next time for him to do this. The issue with that is two things: 1) he can be that machine again, and 2) there is also a very good chance he trends that way and gets caught. It’s a love/hate relationship with the young man from a DFS perspective. However, it is about upside here and Elliott brings exactly what you want in this landscape but sometimes it does come at a cost so be wary of that. You can be leaning back loving life in round one and then by the time you reach for your beer, Elliott can be put in a very bad spot. He can be way too aggressive and some like Benoit might be able to capitalize on that considering he is not a slouch on the ground. With that said, Elliott’s pace and pressure can’t be denied. He is going to be faster, sharper and he will get to the entries much faster than Benoit. If he can keep his chin tucked and his neck safe, you can be looking at a multiple takedown affair for him. You just need to hope that Benoit has the will and the chops to keep getting up so that Elliott can rinse and repeat him. I can assure you this from a DFS perspective. Normally you rather the opposition stay on his back and let your fighter drag out the clock. For DFS? Let him get up and drag him right back to hell gathering those points. I am leaning on that Narrative here. I think Elliott’s pace is too much for Benoit to keep up with for 15 straight minutes.
The Pick: Elliott
Jimmie Rivera DK $8400 / FD $17 vs. Cody Stamann DK $7800 / FD $15
Such a great fight but I agree with the pricing here. I do believe that Rivera should be the favorite and here is why. Many people think this should be flip-flopped and that is because they tend to only look at what’s on paper and that is just not how MMA works. Stamann Is a very good wrestler with a super high motor and decent hands. With a record of 19-2, Stamann is def a solid prospect in the division with a Division 2 wrestling background. He has 6 KO’s 2 Subs, and 11 by way of decision. Rivera lost 3 of his last 5 including his last 2 but people are only looking at the red ink and they aren’t looking at the matchup. You need to understand that Rivera lost his last two fights to extremely high-level competition: current champion Peter Yan and Aljo, who is nipping at his heels right now. This is actually a bad matchup for Stamann, and here is why. Rivera comes from TSK, which are known for their striking… Julio Arce, Burgos, Good, etc. All very high-level striking fighters. Rivera is in that mix and he holds 2 X-factors. A 4-inch reach advantage already being the better striker and a 95% takedown defense to keep Cody on the feet. Rivera is not a KO artist, but he will pepper you up for 15 minutes and keep you standing while doing it. It’s hard not to go Rivera here.
The Pick: Rivera
Molly McCann DK $8200 / FD $14 vs. Taila Santos DK $8000 / FD $15
This fight is odd to me because I think McCann although not very good. The Girl is an absolute Dog. She will go in the Dog house, look for the bone and try to rip it out of the mouth of anyone in the yard that has it. On top of that, she has improved in every fight. She is really fun to watch and her energy just screams the love of war and that you need t o respect. Meatball does lack athletic ability, but she makes up for it with her thirst to brawl and the will to eat 2-3-4 and 5 strikes to land some hard leather on you. She will never be a heavy contender in the division, in my opinion, but you aren’t running over McCann easily, and if you do, for how ever long it lasts, you will know you were in a scrap. Her biggest issue, while she was coming up in the ranks, was her takedown defense and her grappling. It was extremely poor and although she has very good boxing behind her. Fighters knew that if you get McCann to the ground, you will most likely get the best of that exchange. Just ask Gillian Roberson who sunk in a choke against her. However, Meatball heard our words and decided to change things up a bit winning her last 3 fights and actually engaged in some impressive grappling in those fights. It clearly shows that Meatball found a new little toy and you wonder if she will start to evolve what she has been building on behind the curtains. However, She really won’t need to worry all too much about that against Santos. With an impressive 15-1 record, I needed to really dig on her because I was not impressed by her performance against Borella. Even tho it was a close split decision, I just didn’t see anything in her game that made me put my drink down and Shushhh the room to absorb her game and what makes it special or not. Her record is extremely padded. With 10 KOs in 15 wins, I needed to deep dive and see who this girl actually fought, and not to my surprise, she really hasn’t fought anyone. Before her contender series debut, 3 of her last 4 opponents had records as follows: 0-10, 0-2 and 0-2. This is why you need to really watch film and look into their history. Records mean something to a point, but she still has a lot to prove to me before I can even pick her against someone like McCann’s toughness. Not even McCanns skill because it’s not that good at all, but show me that you can get by a dog like McCann who isn’t going to tap or you are going to have to sit her down for her to quit. Beat her, and then we will talk. I have to go with McCann and I really never thought I would ever be picking her in a fight…. But she is the Chuck Wepner of women’s MMA right now….
The Pick: Meatball McCann
Abdul Razak Alhassan DK $9200 / FD $18 vs. Mounir Lazzez DK $7000 / FD $12
At first glance, I thought this would be a feeding ground for ARA. His athletic ability is undeniable and his power is totally undeniable. At 10-1 he has every one of his wins by KO and his one loss is by way of Split Decision. The one thing that you really have to take note of is that every fight, except his 1 loss, has never been out of the 1st round. Now, this is a clear issue for me. Especially if he is going to fight a patient striker that is willing to avoid a firefight and see if he can test the gas tank of ARA. His last 3 fights were against 2 men. Niko Price and Homasi 2 times. Both men engaged and engaged hard. They decided to just sit in the pocket and trade and I can assure you that if you do that against ARA you are not winning that exchange. So when I was getting ready to watch Lazzez’s film I literally had my finger hovering over the lock button. However, after watching film on this kid, I lifted my finger and now have a few things to think about. The kid has some very clean striking. Works very well behind the jab, moves well and has pop in both his hands and feet. He has confidence about his striking which is good but if he thinks he is going to get cute in the pocket with ARA he is mistaking. There is something we need to take into account here. ARA has been missing for a while. A sexual assault allegation sent his life into a bit of a tailspin. It literally handicapped him mentally to the point where he was talking about ending it in an interview. Later he was proven NOT GUILTY and now he is ready to roll and get his life back together. However, you have to wonder where his head was and was he even thinking about training. You also have to look at his cardio and the question mark if he can go into the later rounds and carry that power with him. An issue with fighters who gas is that they don’t carry their power with them as the fight goes on. So there are without a doubt a few question marks. However, ARA is not a timing fighter. He is not someone who looks to exchange with punches in bunches that tie together with fluid technique. He looks to decapitate you with every strike and I can promise you that his power didn’t go anywhere. You can’t teach power. You can alter power, adjust power and tweek power, but you can’t teach raw power. The fight does make me a little more nervous than his usual circumstances but I have to go with ARA getting it done here with most likely something devastating if he does.
The Pick: ARA
John Phillips DK $7300 / FD $13 vs. Khamzat Chimaev DK $8900 / FD $18
They call Phillips The White Mike Tyson. Seriously? Everyone, just stop it. Just because he has some good power that is proven in his record doesn’t make him a killer. The guy is a horrible mixed martial artist. With a 22-9 record, he does have 20 by KO and 2 by submission. In his 9 losses, he has submitted 5 of them and KO’d 2 times. He is 1 and 3 in the UFC where he was submitted 2 times and lost a split decision to Jack Marshman who is really a carbon copy of him in a sense in which they will never attempt a takedown. They literally live to slang and bang so of course if you give Phillips 15 minutes, he will most likely have a very good fighting chance and win a lot of those exchanges early. He lives for the caution to the wind dog fights. However, his grappling game is nonexistent and if you put him on his ass once, he is most likely not getting up. Holland and Byrd abused him on the ground. Now, Chimaev isn’t exactly a ground specialist or a specialist at all with anything, but at 6-0 with 3 KOs and 3 Subs, he at least has more than one basket of bread that he brings to the picnic. He will in fact shoot for takedowns and actually secure them. However, after that is where the problem lies. He really has no idea how to use his legs to sink hooks in or anything technical. He kind of floats around on top using his weight and strikes to stay in control. With that said, that is probably enough to keep Phillips on the ground when and if he gets him there. My concern with Chimaev is that he will need to really watch his chin coming in or he can get caught with something big. He shouldn’t be this much of a favorite, but given Philips has no ground game at all I need to give him thumbs
The Pick: Chimaev
Ricardo Ramos DK $8800 / FD $17 vs. Lerone Murphy DK $7400 / FD $14
When I first really dug into Murphy, I must say I was impressed with his composure on the feet. Good in and out movement, Athletic, isn’t afraid to let his kicks go and really picks and chooses his spots wisely. However, in his fight with Tukhugov, there was an issue I ended up seeing. He is a little more hittable then I thought and his take defense lacks. He does have a slick Guillotine from his back if you expose your neck but he can be served on the ground if you really want to take it there. I was impressed that he did get dropped in the 1st round and was able to once again keep his composure and storm back to a draw. The kid does have talent and can pose some problems for Ramos. The thing people are forgetting about Ramos is that he is only 24 years of age and debuted in the UFC very young. I didn’t agree with it but here he is and is now groomed a little better than he was then. The kid is dynamic and holds a black belt in BJJ which could be a serious problem for Murphy if he doesn’t stop a takedown. Ramos is 14-2 with 7 wins by way of submission and 3 by way of KO. In his 2 losses, he lost by KO and Submission. Ramos can get a bit reckless at times and some of his moves are 50/50’s. Sometimes they pay off and sometimes they just don’t but that comes with the entire young gun approach. I also noticed for such a young man, his cardio is not to par. He has tendencies of falling off a shelf at times, and that is not good against any fighter, but Murphy does tend to bring his springy movement into the 3rd round without a problem. So, if Ramos doesn’t pocket some rounds, it can get very scary in the 3rd if he starts to slow up. The path here is simple for Ramos. Take this to the ground and keep it there. Don’t get baited into a technical boxing match with Murphy because he is tricky enough to catch him. Murphy will most likely be hesitant with the striking a bit. Especially after knowing that the grappling of Ramos will surely be his to own. If Murphy can stay composed in a lively fight, the cardio of Ramos can start to dip and then things can get interesting, but the grappling of Ramos really should be able to give him an edge in control time and ultimately ahead on the cards if he doesn’t get clipped, gas or cant hook something up before then. Murphy slipping something in on Ramos would be extremely surprising. Ramos has more paths here.
The Pick: Ramos
Modestas Bukauskas DK $9000 / FD $19 vs. Andreas Michailidis DK $7200 / FD $11
This fight is meh. Both guys are not very good. They are both OK strikers. Bukauskas is 10-2 with 7 KOs, and Mich is 12-3 with 7 KOs. In both of their 5 losses, they have been KO’d 4 of the 5. So if you really look at this fight it is low MMA with 2 strikers that can get their wings clipped. I wasn’t super impressed with either guy. The reason I am leaning towards Bukauskas here is that he seems a bit more composed and patient. He isn’t in a rush, whereas Mich tends to really just want to storm the fields and when you aren’t very good and polished, that will leave major windows open for anyone to jump through. Hell, even when you are polished and you get reckless you will leave windows open. Another thing that is raising an eyebrow is that Mich is a little more do or die and I was never a fan of that. He has been knocked out every time he lost. Not a comforting feeling when you are investing in someone. There isn’t much to really break down here. Who gets the cleaner shots and whose chin dusts out first. I am going to say the Bukauskas chin holds up long enough to dust Mich’s chin at some point. However, there isn’t much love here or confidence. However, in large field GPP, it could be a bit of a sneak under the blanket play.
The Pick: Bukauskas
Jared Gordon DK $8300 / FD $16 vs. Chris Fishgold DK $7900 / FD $15
Interesting fight here. Both men come from historical backgrounds in the BJJ world. Get ready for the MadLab Knowledge here. Fishgold holds a Black Belt in BJJ under Paul Rimmer who received his Black Belt under Chris Brenner. Those of you who don’t know Brenner, He trained under Royce Gracie and received his black belt in 6 years. He then went off to be the first No-Gi instructor in the USA. So Fishgold def comes from a very good lineage. With a record of 18-3, he has 13 by way of submission and in his 3 losses he was submitted 2 times and KO’d 1 time. In the UFC he beat who he was supposed to beat. Daniel Teymur. A straight-up striker with zero grappling ability. He lost to Amirikani by submission and Kattar by KO. So we still don’t know what Fishgold is. We know that he is a seasoned grappler but he hasn’t shown me much in proving ground fights just yet. He takes on Jared Gordon. A man with a very interesting story. Gordon is a brown belt in BJJ under John Danaher who took his Renzo Black Belt and decided to inject his own leg locking system into the mix. Danaher has become a pioneer in the leg attack game while others were ignoring it. Gordon is also a recovering addict who has fought demons for a while. With a 14-4 record, Gordon has 6 KOs and 2 Submissions. In his 4 losses, he has been KO’d all 4 times with his most recent one being in his last outing against Charles Oliveira. He has been KO’d 3 times in his last 4 fights and that is certainly concerning for me. However, the guy has such a high-pressure game that really can be tough to keep up with if you aren’t ready for it. In his fight against Silva, he was beating him outright until he was caught in the 3rd round. So, it’s not like he is getting outworked, outpaced or outmatched. He just doesn’t make the greatest decisions and when you have such a high motor, you will tend to make mistakes. It won’t stop him and he won’t stray from that blueprint tho. I can guarantee you that you will see the same Flash Gordon in this fight. This is a really close fight that really has 2 men that bring a similar pace and style. They both want the takedown and they both want the same style. So…. Will that happen, or will they both respect each other’s game too much and take it where they are both not as comfortable? Well, I can tell you this. I am backing Gordon here. I think he has shown me more, and some of his losses were, in fact, just bad decisions on his part. If things fall right for him and he fights a clean fight, I think he gets to the spots quicker and more frequently. These guys are going to put on a pace that you are probably going to want a piece of.
The Pick: Gordon
Diana Belbita DK $8600 / FD $16 vs. Liana Jojua DK $7600 / FD $13
Not really sure what to make of Belbita really. When you watch her film in the past, she seemed to be very aggressive. Sloppy but super aggressive. She isn’t afraid to be in a firefight, and when she is on her back, she will throw elbows and keep her hips loose. With a record of 13-5, she has 6 KOs and 4 submissions. So, she is a finisher, and I have seen her really put it on some people when she was in positive positions and even finish things off when she is in a negative position. So the mindset is there but the skill level still has to catch up a bit. That will take time tho. The 24-year-old has a ton of room to grow yet and every fight will be a learning experience for her. In her 5 losses, she has never been KO’d and has been submitted 3 times. The interesting thing with her is that as aggressive as she has been on film, she was completely outworked on the ground by Meatball Molly Mccann which is shocking because Meatball is not known for her groundwork at all. So you tend to wonder at this point how good was the competition that she faced. Or was it her young age under the UFC bright lights that buckled her a bit. Well, she has an opportunity to run it back and right the ship here against 7-3 fighter Jojua who is much more of a grappler at heart with 5 by way of submission. She just is so sloppy with her grappling and fighting that it is so hard to get a bead on what she is truly suited at. She, like Belbita, will move forward and she isn’t afraid to take it wherever it goes, but it’s just sloppy and she really doesn’t tie anything together well at all. I literally watched her in a heel hook competition with another girl and it looked like they were tickling each other’s feet for 3 minutes. She has the right ideas but she just doesn’t execute well. Neither girl really does but Belbita is just more aggressive and a little sharper in all spots it seems. Also, she will hold the power advantage here and Jojua can be thrown around quite easily. Once Belbita gets top control, Jojua may have an issue getting back to her feet. Taking Belbita here. Not much really to break down here.
The Pick: Belbita
Jack Shore DK $9400 / FD $20 vs. Aaron Phillips DK $6800 / FD $10
Wales hasn’t had a huge hope since Joey Calzaghe, and now they have a new breed in a similar sport that is getting ready to splash the scene and put Wales back on the map. Wales does have guys like Marshmann exc, but they don’t have that staple right now. Jack Shore is their chance. At 12-0 this kid has got some very good skills. Trained under the close eye of his father, Shore is very well rounded but his grappling is extremely slick, explosive and clean. His entrances, his transitions and his ability to chain things together with very good timing seem to be ahead of his time. Very intelligent fighter that knows the lay of the land. In 12 fights he has 11 finishes and 7 by the way of submissions. He is driven with a huge support system, and to me, that goes a huge way. This kid has the opportunity to be very, very good, and he is going to prove that tomorrow night against Philips. Phillips is a good striker. Fights long, understands range and really has some good pop. He also is athletic and gets in and out well. With that said he is going to find out what it’s like to have someone leached onto your hips early and how he is going to handle that I am not sure. Expect it. Shore is going to come out firing, and within about 1 minute’s time, this fight should be on the mat or on its way there. This is Shore’s fight to win or lose, and I think people know his name after tomorrow.
The Pick: Shore
Jorge Gonzalez DK $7500 / FD $14 vs. Kenneth Bergh DK $8700 / FD $17 (CANCELED)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT DFS
Calvin Kattar – DK $9100 / FD $22
5 Rounds and a High Volume striker like Kattar with a lot of pop in his hands is always in play. Look we have seen Ige rocked. This isn’t a 3 rounder and with those 2 extra championship rounds durability and steam change face. The mask begins to slip off and injuries, exhaustion and ailments tend to rear their head in the 4th and 5th… The championship rounds are the chambers of truth. Remember that. So even tho I am picking the other way here, Kattar should not be faded.
Dan Ige – DK $7100 / FD $18
7100 on a guy that is grossly mispriced? Sure. Give me some Ige all day. We all know that Kattar holds the ace of spades in Boxing but if this goes ground then you better get ready for the 7100 to pay itself off…. Get some Ige…
Tim Elliott – DK $8500 / FD $17
The takedown machine that once blew the cap off DK is back, but he has not been the same man since then. The guy literally loves to beat himself. So this is what you are getting with Elliott… A guy who is going to grab you a ton of takedowns in the beginning and sells you a security that you are going to have a huge night from him and then BANG he gets subbed or something. So you are taking a chance with Elliott, but the reward, if he doesn’t shoot himself in the foot, is totally worth the risk.
Ryan Benoit – DK $7700 / FD $15
Benoit wins this fight if Elliott shoots himself in his foot. If Elliott fights a clean fight, then I don’t see Benoit winning. However, because of Elliott doing it more than once, you need a safety net with him so I would have some Benoit in your back pocket in case.
Jimmie Rivera – DK $8400 / FD $17
Rivera isn’t going to blow the lid off the scorecards and he will most likely go to the decision here, but Stamann will push a pace that should get Rivera’s numbers up a smidge. Don’t expect a Rivera to get much more over his number. I’ll have a few.
Cody Stamann – DK $7800 / FD $15
Normally, I would have more Stamann then I will have here. Tough spot to do it. He isn’t a better striker and Rivera has one of the greatest Takedown defenses in the UFC with 95%. Tough matchup for Stamann here unless he clips Rivera’s wing.
Molly McCann – DK $8200 / FD $14
Taila Santos – DK $8000 / FD $15
I don’t have much interest here, but I do think McCann can be a little sneaky bullet in the chamber if you’re looking to get different in a lineup or 2. The chick is a dog and if she can finish the fight will at least try to. Outside of that, I don’t have much interest here.
ARA – DK $9200 / FD $18
I mean, the guy just finishes fights. I am going to scale back on him a little bit, but you are damn right I am having some of ARA’s upside in my lineups. Get ready for Chalk City tho.
Mounir Lazzez – DK $7000 / FD $12
Because I am expecting ARA to be chalk city and we have never seen him outside of round 1 more than one time. I am going to play a few stabs on Lazzez in large field GPPs just to get curious. This is not a play on Lazzez. It is more of a question mark bullet against ARA. There are answers that I don’t have about him just yet.
John Phillips – DK $7300 / FD $13
There is upside for a KO, but outside of that, he’s a waste of space and the UFC should just cut this guy. I understand that KOs are upside in DFS, but I just personally don’t like this guy so I am out…
Khamzat Chimaev – DK $8900 / FD $18
Andddddd if I don’t like Phillips, then, of course, I am going to have a few shares here! If he can get this to the ground early in a round he should finish him off. I have some light action here.
Ricardo Ramos – DK $8800 / FD $17
Ramos is very young at 24, and he does make many mistakes. He also does have some cardio issues at such a young age but the BJJ is hard to look past against a guy like Murphy. There is a path for a submission here. I’m interested, to a point, but being so young he does scare me in this spot.
Lerone Murphy – DK $7400 / FD $14
The value is there in one spot for him. If Ramos gasses, then it can open the door to a new world from the complexity of round 1. I am not expecting that but he can def be looked into if you want to diversify yourself slightly in a few spots.
Modestas Bukauskas – DK $9000 / FD $19
It’s a fight that I really don’t like, but given Mich durability issues, I am compelled with a few stabs here. A guy who will be low owned does have upside for a finish.
Andreas Michailidis – DK $7200 / FD $11
I don’t think he wins but a small backup, if you are playing Buk, isn’t a terrible idea. I won’t have much invested in this fight tho.
Jared Gordon – DK $8300 / FD $16
Gordon is the guy that will put on a pace from hell and then in the flash of an eye he can have his chin turned to dust. Like Elliot, he is high risk/high reward. But life is about risks if you want that big reward. Noone became great by sitting on their hands and watching from the sidelines. Take some chances here.
Chris Fishgold – DK $7900 / FD $15
Fishgold is def a tough customer, but he does get sloppy. This is def a fight you want a piece of. I will have more weight on Gordon, but this one should be high octane so get your slices on both sides with a heavier lean on Gordon.
Diana Belbita – DK $8600 / FD $16
Small dose because she will be low owned and she will bring a heavy pace.
Liana Jojua – DK $7600 / FD $13
Jack Shore – DK $9400 / FD $20
He’s expensive, but I really like this kid and I am not willing to fade him… There is hype around this kid, but it seems to me like it all equates so far. I will have some of Shore for Sure (see what I did there).
Aaron Phillips – DK $6800 / FD $10
Jorge Gonzalez – DK $7500 / FD $14
Kenneth Bergh – DK $8700 / FD $17 (CANCELED)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT VEGAS
These are My Plays for the Night…. I am getting a little deeper Tonight Because we are playing with House money this week. So if I lose some of it, I am still up on the week. However, If I Can Build on the 6 Unit night from Saturday then this coming Saturday will be a really sweet Bank Roll. Sometimes there is really no risk and When you are playing with house money in the same week… Why not… Good Luck.
.50 Units to win 1.30 (Too Much Value here. Even if he loses, how can you not take a small bite here. Anyone that knows MMA and Dan Ige will tell you this line is heavily bloated. )
Shore By Submission +110
(Kids a Stud… Totally Worth a swing)
.5 to win .55
1.30 to Win 1
(Cleaner Striker, Faster Hands, 2 Inch Reach Advantage, One of the best TDD in UFC)
1.25 to win 1
(Betting him is risky… Very Risky but screw it. This is his fight to win or lose.)
1.35 to win 1
(She isn’t even that good but man shes a dog…
You know she will fight for your money win or lose)
1.45 to 1(I am well aware of Fishgolds pedigree, but I dont think it is anything
that Gordon hasnt seen before)
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