SMUGGLING DUDS UFC 212 GAMBLING GUIDE
WE ARE BACK! Hope everybody is looking forward to another cracking UFC card. This one comes live and direct from Rio, Brazil. Will all the locals come away with victory? Probably not, but see who we’ve gone with and make yourself some more pocket money for some fresh Duds next!
Jose Aldo Vs Max Holloway (FW)
Just like every other MMA fan on the planet, we’ve gone back and forth with this one. Holloway is on a major tear up and has never looked better. Aldo however seems to do well against anyone that isn’t Conor McGregor! The deciding factor in this one could be the venue. Aldo rarely under performs in front of the home crowd. This one really could go either way and we may live to regret our pick but repetitive one-two’s and leg kicks might be enough to get the nod.
PREDICTION: Jose Aldo
Claudia Gadellla Vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz (STRAW)
Both fighters have only suffered defeat to the current champ so this bout will prove who is the rightful No 1 contender. Hometown advantage might play a big role in this one too but ultimately it will be the takedowns that score in this one and Gadella will do more than her oppoent. Will definitely go the distance.
Vitor Belfort Vs Nate Marquart (MW)
It would be amazing if Belfort got the fairy tale ending and pulled off a win on home soil. Granted he’s shown glimpses of what he is capable of in recent defeats and yes we agree, Marquart is too inconsistent with his own performances, but we can only see one winner here. Unfortunately it isn’t The Phenom.
Paulo Borrachinha Vs Oluwe Bamgbose (MW)
Bamgbose will be Borrachinha’s toughest test to date for sure and we’ll be amazed if it goes the distance. Don’t blink.
Erick Silva Vs Yancy Medeiros (WW)
If we were to recommend a fight to swerve it would be this one. For sure. Silva is far too unpredictable. Medeiros has looked confident in the build up to this one, and rightly so. The former light heavyweight has the skills to put Silva away. Long shot perhaps, but we think another submission victory could be on the cards for the Brazilian.
PRELIMS (Fox Spors 1)
Raphael Assuncao Vs Marlon Moraes (BW)
Finally, the WSOF stand out makes his UFC debut. We know he has the skills but will he be able to handle the big stage, especially against someone as talented as Assuncao? Great match up this one.
Antonio Carlos Junior Vs Eric Spicely (MW)
Battle of the TUF contestants right here! Who will prevail?
PREDICTION: Carlos Junior
Johnny Eduardo Vs Matthew Lopez (BW)
Eduardo has too much in his arsenal to not win this bout.
Iuri Alcantara Vs Brian Kelleher (BW)
Just like Marlon Moraes, Kelleher will find out just how hard the competition in the UFC actually is. Plus he comes into this bout as a late replacement.
PRELIMS (UFC Fight Pass)
Viviane Pereira Vs Jamie Moyle (STRAW)
Pereira made us some serious cheddar when she beat Valérie Létourneau in her UFC debut. We expect her to take home another decision here
Luan Chagas Vs Jimmy Wallhead (WW)
Nothing would make us happier than to see Wallhead leave Brazil with the ‘W’ but the Brazilian heat might just be too much for the British veteran. Time will tell.
Marco Beltran Vs Deivson Figueiredo (FLY)
Figueiredo to shine in his UFC debut