The UFC is hitting the road once again, and their next stop is in Atlanta on Saturday night, June 30, for UFC 201. It’s a solid line-up of fights that are on offer, including a great undercard that will be shown on Fox Sports. If you want to catch the main card, you are going to have to go the pay-per-view route, but with 5 fights lined up, it looks like a good investment. We are going to quickly break down all 5 of the bouts on the UFC 201 main card, whilst also taking a look at the current UFC betting odds. Without further ado, let’s take a look.
Here’s a Closer Look At The Best Winning Favorites For UFC 201 Main Card
Robbie Lawler (-210) Vs Tyron Woodley (+180)
The main event at UFC 201, and one that will present the winner with the welterweight title. These are two fighters with drastically different styles, which always makes for an interesting battle. Lawler has all the punching power, whereas the best chance for Tyron Woodley to win is if he can get his opponent into a wrestling bout on the mat, Lawler has proven to be effective in defending against the takedowns, which is why you have to like him to win this one.
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (+195) vs. Rose Namajunas (-235)
This is one bout where the upset might just be on the cards. Both women have a very similar style, but it has to be said that Kowalkiewicz has been very dangerous in her time in the UFC. Namajunas is going to be a tough opponent, but I think that she is beatable. This is one that has the potential to go the distance, and I like Kowalkiewicz to edge it out. If this thing doesn’t go all the way, then look for the end to come via a tap out.
Matt Brown (-280) Vs Jake Ellenberger (+230)
This is a fight that could well prove to be the end of the road for Ellenberger in the UFC. Once a legitimate title contender in the welterweight division, Ellenberger has taken a big step backwards in recent years, and you have to feel that this could end up being a total mismatch if Matt Brown is on his game. I don’t see this bout going the distance, and I believe Brown will win by KO early on.
Francisco Rivera (+100) Vs Erik Perez (-120)
This is likely to be the most entertaining fight on the card, as both of the guys are quite happy to brawl it out, toe to toe. Both have some real power in their strikes, but the slight edge there has to go to Rivera. Erik Perez has a wrestling background that he can fall back on, but the chances of him getting Rivera to the mat seem slim. This fight is likely going to be decided by KO, and the edge goes to Rivera.
Ian McCall (+195) Vs Justin Scoggins (-230)
It will be the flyweights who get the main card started on Saturday night, and this looks like a fight with only one possible outcome. McCall is coming off a lengthy layoff, and is running into a fighter who looks as though he is going to be a player in this weight division. I’m taking Scoggins to win by KO in the early stages of the bout.