UFC on Fox: Weidman vs. Gastelum
|Date:||July 22, 2017|
|City:||Long Island, New York, United States|
Chris Weidman (+140)
Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum
I think Weidman should be a -170 betting favorite heading into this five-round middleweight main event so I definitely see value in him at his current offering price tag of +140. Weidman is a premiere pressure fighter who steadily works his way into the pocket. Once he grabs a hold of you, his ground control is pretty good and he has a tight head-pressure game, and can work ferocious ground and pound. He will have a size advantage over Gastelum, including a seven-inch reach edge. The big difference in recent years has been his durability but I am expecting improved conditioning from Weidman and think he will have enough in the tank for five full rounds of action. I suspect Weidman comes out with a good gameplan and win this fight inside the distance. I see this as being Gastelum’s first real test at middleweight, and I don’t think he pass the test.
|Chris Weidman||vs.||Kelvin Gastelum|
|70.00%||Bet on Combat %||30.00%|
|Chris Weidman - Straight Bet|
Chris Weidman defeats Kelvin Gastelum via Submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:46 of round 3.
This fight play out just the way I had anticipated. While the majority of the betting public counted out Chris Weidman, I was confident that he would bounce back and win this fight.
Jeremy Kennedy (-225)
Kyle Bochniak vs. Jeremy Kennedy
|Kyle Bochniak||vs.||Jeremy Kennedy|
|25.00%||Bet on Combat %||75.00%|
|Jeremy Kennedy - Straight Bet|
Jeremy Kennedy defeats Kyle Bochniak via Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).