Top Betting Picks For UFC 212 Aldo Vs Holloway

Posted by Henry Watkins on Thursday,June 1, 2017 12:45, EST in

The UFC hits the road this weekend, taking the Octagon all the way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for UFC 212. The top billed fight on the card sees Jose Aldo and Max Holloway go head to head, but there is also a good looking undercard to look forward to as well.

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Like every UFC event, there are a lot of betting opportunities to be had, which is why we are going to break down all the fights on the main card, just to see if we can help you pocket a little extra betting money on Saturday night. All, told, there are 5 fights on the main card, so let’s get started on breaking them all down.

A Closer Look At The Top Betting Picks For UFC 212 Aldo Vs Holloway

 

 

Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros

This one is in the welterweight division, and features a pair of fighters who appear to be, in my humble opinion, mismatched. Silva is something of an enigma in the UFC, looking great one fight before looking truly awful in his next. Inconsistency has been his biggest downfall, and at 4-4 in his last 8, he is there for the beating. Yancy Medeiros is a big-hitting fighter with the ability to end this one quickly if he can connect with a couple of big shots. I like Medeiros to win this one by KO.

Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose

This middleweight battle is one that looks destined to be over before it really gets going, but deciding who will come out on top is a little less easy to predict. Neither one of these fighters has much in the way of experience beyond the first round, as both have power to burn. Borrachinha is a little bit more of a polished fighter than his opponent, and that may be enough to create the openings he needs to put Bamgbose down, likely no later than the 2nd round.

Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt

If your idea of UFC fun is to watch a pair of fighters go toe to toe in a total slugfest, then this may well be the fight of the night for you. This will almost certainly be the final time that Belfort steps into the UFC Octagon, and you can bet that the 40-year old is going to want to put on a show. He and Marquardt are very aggressive fighters, and this looks like another one that might be over relatively quickly. I’m taking Belfort to go out on a winning note.

Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

The final fight before the main bout features the women in a strawweight battle. Kowalkiewicz has only one loss to her name coming into this fight, with that defeat coming at the hands of Joanna Jedrzejczyk. While she is undoubtedly a very good fighter, she looks to be out of her depth against Gadelha, who is immensely strong, and who does a lot of different things very well. A win for Gadelha would appear to be the lock of the night.

Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway

In a card that looks destined to feature a lot of shorter fights, the main event finally brings one that looks as though it might just go the distance. Aldo is more of a defensive fighter, using kicks and counter punches to his advantage. Holloway is more offensive, fighting off the front foot and looking for gaps that he can exploit. This one will be more like a chess match, and I think I will be Aldo who will come away with a win via decision.