UFC 207 Main Card Betting Prediction

Posted by Henry Watkins on Friday,December 30, 2016 5:47, EST in

It’s been a while, but UFC fans are finally going to get to see Ronda Rousey back in action when she steps into the Octagon to face Amanda Nunes in Las Vegas on Saturday night. That is the bout that everyone is waiting to see, but the main car for UFC 207 is a good one, so let’s break it all down and make some predictions as we do so.

UFC 207 Main Card Betting Prediction

 

 

Louis Smolka (+115) Vs Ray Borg (-135)

This looks to be a great flyweight bout, as both fighters are coming off unexpected losses and need a win to get back on track. Expect to see a lot of grappling in this one, as these two may be heading to the mat on a regular basis. Taking some of the shine off this one is the fact that Ray Borg missed weight, which may well be a sign that he is not as ready to go as we would hope. I think this swings things in the favor of Smolka, who I believe will win by submission in the 3rd.

Dong Hyun Kim (-145) Vs Tarec Saffiedine (+125)

These two guys may be a ways off from getting a welterweight title shot, but the only way to move closer to a bigger bout is to win on a regular basis. Neither man possesses a lot of stopping power, so it would not be a surprise to see this one go the distance. The slight edge in fighting prowess has to go to Kim, so look for him to win this one my unanimous decision.

TJ Diilashaw (-195) Vs John Lineker (+165)

There are no real guarantees in this sport, but there is a very good chance that the winner of this bantamweight bout would get a title shot at the winner of the Cruz/Gabarandt fight later in the night. If Lineker is to score the upset in this one, he is going to have to connect with one of his big punches. If he can’t, the more likely outcome is that Dillashaw will do enough to come away with the unanimous decision.

Dominick Cruz (-220) Vs Cody Gabarandt (+180)

This bout is going to go one of two ways: the first will see Cody Gabarandt come out firing in the first round in an attempt to take down Cruz with his superior power. The second sees Cruz survive that early blitz and go on to use his excellent movement and boxing skills to wear Gabarandt down. I see the latter of the two scenarios being what happens, with Cruz winning by decision.

 

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Ronda Rousey (-170) Vs Amanda Nunes (+140)

Rousey has been out of the octagon for a while now, and there have been some questions about her mental state heading into this fight. That said, she looked composed and formidable at the weigh-in, and that could be bad news for Nunes. I think this will be a strong return for Rousey, and I like her to win by submission in the early rounds.