Las Vegas is a city that had become synonymous with big fight, although those marquee events are usually reserved for huge boxing match-ups. This coming Memorial Day weekend will see the octagon replace the standard boxing ring, as the UFC returns to Vegas for Fight Night 88. The best looking fight on the card is the one that pits Thomas Almeida against Cody Garbrandt in the bantamweight division. These are a pair of up and coming fighters who will be looking to impress on the big stage in Las Vegas. It’s ironic that this fight should take place in a city that is so well known for boxing, as these are two men that like to stay on their feet and deliver the big punch. The live odds show that Almeida is the favorite for this one, but Garbrandt has the power to deliver the slight upset if he can land some of his bigger punches.
An In Depth Look at the UFC Fight Night 99 Almeida vs Garbrandt Betting Preview & Fight Info
When: Sunday, May 29
Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas
Live Stream: UFC.tv
UFC Odds: Almedia at -1 / OV-UN at 1.5
Why Bet on Thomas Almeida?
If you are looking for an exciting guy to watch on the MMA circuit, look no further than Thomas Almeida. The 24-year old comes into this fight sporting a perfect 21-0 record, with 16 of those wins coming via KO. Those stats make it clear that this guy is an aggressive fighter who packs a lot of power in his punches. This will be the second time that Almeida had fought in Las Vegas, and the 5 th time that he will be fighting under the UFC banner. He has won all 4 previous fights, with 3 coming via the knockout punch. Almeida is a guy that fights on a regular basis, and this will be his 4 th since the start of last year. His most recent bout was last November when he took out Anthony Birchak.
Why Bet on the Cody Garbrandt?
Cody Garbrandt is also 24-years old, and also coming into this fight with a perfect record. He has gone 8-0 for his career so far, with all but one of those wins coming via the KO. He is another guy that likes to go toe to toe, but he also has a wrestling background that could see him try to get Almeida to the floor if he is feeling overpowered. This will be the 4 th fight under the UFC banner for Garbrandt, and his 3 rd in Las Vegas. This young fighter does a great job of defending the strikes of his opponent, and he is going to have to be at the top of his game against a fighter who throws a lot of punches.
Expert Betting Pick and Fight Prediction
The betting odds show Almeida as the favorite for this one, and for good reason. He has a lot of experience for being such a young fighter, and he is absolutely relentless in attack. I think he will be just too much for Garbrandt in this one.
Almeida by KO