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UFC 222 – Cyborg Saves the card, Yana gets the upset victory?


A UFC pay-per-view is once again headlining in the Sin City this weekend as the Fight Capital of the World gets an above average card to look forward too. The main event should more than likely be an easy bet, but in the case that I would be wrong, it would be the biggest upset in UFC history.

Ketlen Vieira (-205) Vs. Cat Zingano (+175)

Cat Zingano hasn’t fought since UFC 200 where she lost to Julianna Pena. Vieira is coming off of a massive victory against Sara McMann where she defeated her via Arm-Triangle Choke. Zingano’s incredibly long layoff is gonna end up biting her in the ass on this one, Ketlen Vieira is a Judo and BJJ Black Belt and is undefeated as a professional. I Think Ketlen wins. Ketlen Vieira Def. Cat Zingano

Stefan Struve (-180) Vs. Andrei Arlovski (+155)

Stefan Struve is coming off of a big loss to Alexander Volkov, Volkov is now fighting Werdum in the London Main Event. Andrei Arlovski has looked better since moving to ATT for his Junior Albini Fight Camp, I still do not know if his chin has been molded back together but that was a good start. The way I have to look at this fight is through Struve’s previous fights, Struve’s best recent win is to Bigfoot Silva. Glass Chin Bigfoot Silva. Usher’s Hard II Love cover boy Bigfoot Silva. Upset alert. Andrei Arlovski Def. Stefan Struve

Andre Soukhamthath (-100) Vs. Sean O’Malley (+120)

When I saw these odds I was rather surprised. I thought O’Malley would be a huge favorite based on the amount of promotion the UFC has been giving him. That being said, I had Soukhamthath in this one anyways. Soukhamthath is 1-2 in the UFC, but both losses were via split decision, then, he took on Luke Sanders with 2 weeks notice and destroyed him. O’Malley had an impressive win against Khashakyan on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, but his win over Terrion Ware was somewhat unimpressive. If O’Malley takes this fight, then the hype is real and the Ware fight outcome was just octagon jitters. Andre Soukhamthath Def. Sean O’Malley

Brian Ortega (+142) Vs. Frankie Edgar (-162)

Frankie Edgar is what I consider to be the poster boy of what an MMA fighter should be. He fights anyone, He was a champion in a weight class 20 pounds heavier than he should have been fighting in, he is fighting currently in a weight class 10 pounds heavier than he should be fighting in and is the ultimate professional. That being said, What the Fuck are you doing? you have a title fight ready for you and when the champion has to pull out you decide not to take the already granted title shot and face a young up and coming killer. What the fuck. Brian Ortega is undefeated as a professional and has the best Jiu-Jitsu in the Featherweight Division as a 27-year-old. Now, Frankie has dispatched young up-and-comers in Yair Rodriguez and Gray Maynard, so it’s not out of the realm of possibilities to take this victory. But I believe it’s Ortega’s time. Brian Ortega Def. Frankie Edgar.  

Cris Cyborg (-1650) Def. Yana Kunitskaya (+950)

Look at those odds, Look at em. Wow. That being said, Kunitskaya has just as good of a chance as Holly Holm to defeat Cyborg. If there is ever a time for a massive upset, its right here and right now. Yana Trains at Jackson-Wink MMA, where Holly Holm Currently trains and where she did train for her massive upset win over Ronda Rousey. Now, Yana is very different than Holly but having the skilled cornermen such as Izzy Martinez and Mike Winkeljohn will be crucial for her to stay in this fight. Now, I’m not going to say I think Kunitskaya will win because I don’t think she will. However, I am going to drop a $25 bet on her in case she does win. Those are good odds to make cash if you parlay her, Ortega and Arlovski. Cris Cyborg Def. Yana Kunitskaya

Other Picks

Mackenzie Dern (-440) Def. Ashley Yoder (+370)

Beneil Dariush (-400) Def. Alexander Hernandez (+330)

John Dodson (-155) Def. Pedro Munhoz (+135)

CB Dollaway (+105) Def. Hector Lombard (-125)

Zak Ottow (-310) Def. Mike Pyle (+260)

Cody Stamann (-142) Def. Bryan Caraway (UNL)

Jordan Johnson (-250) Def. Adam Milstead (+210)

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