This coming Saturday will see the Apex in Sin City host another event. This time it is UFC in Las Vegas 11, with the fight between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley serving as the headline bout. It’s a busy main card, though, with 6 fights set to go on the main card. There are some very familiar names on this card, so it is going to be a fun one to tune into. With so many fights on the main card, there is a lot of ground to cover, so let’s dig a little deeper inside each fight and make some predictions as we go, along with their UFC odds.
Covington Vs Woodley Expert Analysis – MMA Betting
Kevin Holland (-260) Vs Darren Stewart (+200)
The main card begins with a middleweight bout between a pair of fighters who have flashed some stopping power over the course of their careers. Holland, who comes in with a career mark of 17-5, has registered wins in each of his first 2 UFC fights. This will be the second career fight under the UFC banner for Stewart, who win his first with an opening round KO. This could be a slugfest, but I am on Holland to win.
Mackenzie Dern (-170) Vs Randa Markos (+140)
It’s the women up next for a strawweight bout. Dern, who has a career mark of 8-1, won her first 2 fights in the UFC before losing to Amanda Ribas by decision. She did bounce back with a win in her last fight. Markos is coming into this bout in need of a win after losing 3 of her last 5 fights. That has dropped her record to 10-9-1 and could see her out of the UFC with another loss. Dern with the win here.
Johnny Walker (-135) Vs Ryan Spann (+105)
Next up is a light heavyweight bout featuring a pair of fighters sitting just outside the top 10 in the division. A win here would certainly be a move in the right direction. Walker, who is 17-5, will be looking to stop the bleeding after losing back to back fights. That is not going to be easy against Spann (20-5), as he is on an 8-fight win streak. I’m going with Spann for the slight upset.
Khamzat Chimaev (-425) Vs Gerald Meerschaert (+325)
This looks like a matchup designed to push Chimaev up the middleweight ranks after a very exciting start to life in the UFC. He came into the UFC with a 6-0 record and has added two more wins to that, both of which came in the early rounds. At 31-13, Meerschaert is a veteran fighter with a ton of experience, but he is also on a poor run of form, losing 4 of his last 6 fights. Another quick win for Chimaev here.
Donald Cerrone (+115) Vs Niko Price (-145)
One of the greats of thee welterweight division is back for another go, but how much does Donald Cerrone have left in the tank. The cowboy is coming into this one on a 4-fight losing skid, although those losses came to some of the best in the business. Price has not been much better of late, losing 3 of his last 5 bouts. I’d be surprised to see this one go the distance, and I am taking Cerrone to win.
Colby Covington (-340) Vs Tyron Woodley (+265)
Covington is looking to bounce back after losing to Usman in a welterweight title bout his last time out, which was just the second loss of his career. This one is certainly not going to be easy, though, as Woodley is also highly ranked, but he is also coming in on the heels of back to back losses, one of which also came against Kamaru Usman. This has the potential to be the fight of the night and I am on Covington to win.