UFC Fight Night: Volkan vs. Smith
|Date:||Oct. 27, 2018|
|Venue:||Moncton Events Centre|
|City:||Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada|
|Broadcast:||Fox Sport 1|
Volkan Oezdemir (-155)
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith
Oezdemir (15-2) is 29 and he’s 3-1 in the UFC. The Swiss won three huge upsets in his first three UFC fights over Jimi Manuwa, Misha Cirkunov and Ovince Saint-Preux before earning a title shot against Daniel Cormier. Oezdemir is simply the better all-around fighter who’s more adept at range fighting.
|Volkan Oezdemir||vs.||Anthony Smith|
|70.00%||Bet on Combat %||29.99%|
|Volkan Oezdemir - Straight Bet|
Anthony Smith defeats Volkan Oezdemir via Submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:26 of round 3.
Misha Cirkunov (-285)
Misha Cirkunov vs. Patrick Cummins
Cirkunov (13-4) is 31 and he’s 4-2 in the UFC. I think the Latvian-Canadian win this fight with a big knockout victory. Cummins (10-5) is 37 and he’s 6-5 in the UFC. The American is a strong wrestler but I just can’t see Cummins’ chin holding up for him here against Cirkunov. I’ll give Cummins credit for taking fights against tough opponents throughout his career, but I don’t think he’s a UFC-level fighter and his record reflects that. Misha Cirkunov by knockout.
|Misha Cirkunov||vs.||Patrick Cummins|
|66.00%||Bet on Combat %||34.00%|
|Misha Cirkunov - Straight Bet|
Misha Cirkunov defeats Patrick Cummins via Submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:40 of round 1.