UFC Fight Nights is a series of short pay-per-view events in and around the Las Vegas Strip that has seen some huge betting odds put on fighters and bouts. UFC Pay-Per-View events have always had great match-ups between exciting fighters and they have been for quite some time now. But lately, the emphasis has been on non-mainstream fights that provide interesting matches but don’t have the star power of a title fight. Here are some tips to help you with your UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas bets.
The main event is set to feature the Lightweight champion Junior Dos Santos battling Ken Shamrock for the lightweight championship. This should be a very exciting fight with both men oozing confidence. Many have predicted this fight to go into the PPV record books and either dos Santos’ belt or Ken Shamrock. With this in mind, it makes sense to try and pick a few UFC Fight Night trivia points that have significance to either fighter and place your bets accordingly. Here are a few examples of matches that have had significant PPV boosts:
Fedor vs. Kimbo Slice – Kimbo’s first and only fight was against another former title contender, Fedor, who was known for his submission skills and ground game at heavyweight. There’s no doubt that Fedor would have won had he fought Kimbo at light heavyweight because Kimbo’s striking and submission abilities are truly top notch. If you’re willing to make a few UFC Fight Night predictions and place your bets based on them, then Kimbo Slice will most likely win this fight.
Donger vs. Mauricio Rua – This fight will likely headline the main event at UFC Fight Night. Donger has been out of action for quite a while due to an unfortunate injury, and he will be coming into this fight with a lot of rust. The fight will be excellent for viewers, but the real question is how badly does Donger want the fight? It’s one of the best picks of the night though, and I like it for this reason: it’s the fight that doesn’t really matter who wins, but it’s the fight that everybody wants to see.
Fabricio Werdol vs. Antonio Rogerio da Silva – This should be a great fight to watch. Werdol is definitely the favorite to win this one, but don’t forget about “The Spider” from Brazil. He’s come pretty far and impressed a lot of people with his MMA skills, and he’s definitely got the power to make this fight memorable. Who knows, maybe he’ll shock everyone and end the Brazilian’s reign as the king of MMA. This should be a good, though not necessarily great, fight. The only way to know that is to watch and analyze the fight.
Will Chael Sonnen defend his lightweight title against Anderson Silva? The “Not Tonight” battle will definitely be exciting, especially if Sonenen gets in the clinch on his feet. I don’t think that he’ll win the fight outright, but he should be able to take this one, if not more, on the ground. This should be a very good match up, with all of the hype surrounding Sonenen coming to the octagon fresh. I hope that he can put on a great performance and beat Anderson Silva in his next fight.