The UFC follows a PPV with a Fight Night that has a main event thats PPV worthy. The “Blessed Express” returns as he takes on Yair Rodriguez. This one is going to be a fun one!
Here are some specifics. The prelims start at 1:00 pm with the main card kicking off at 4pm. everything can be seen on ESPN+
I will give you my predictions in the order the fights are to take place. All odds are courtesy of Bet MGM. The King of Sports Books! For new users head on over there and use the promocode PatEgan and get your first bet RISK FREE up to $1K
231-151-2 so far this year ( 76-45-1 on locks)
(8-6 last fight card. 3-2 on locks)
Cynthia Calvillo (lock)
MAIN EVENT TIME
Song Yadong vs. Julio Arce
Im going to sound like Joe Rogan but “everytime we see Song Yadong he keeps. Getting. BETTER.” Hes alredy fought some of the best young talent at 135. From Casey Kenney, to Cody Stamann, to Chito Vera. The UFC has truly thrown Yadong into the deep end and hes sitting at a 17-5-1 record. Having only lost 1 fight under the UFC promotion (Kyler Philips.) While I dont think much of Team Alpha Male, theyve really talked up Yadong and you see why. But if Yadong has fought the B level of the bantamweight division, Arce has fought the C level. The level of competition favors Yadong in this one. Arce’s two losses are split decisions, so his 17-4 record could very easily be 19-2. But I just think Yadong is too crisp on the feet for Arce to get him
Song Yadong (lock)
Miguel Baeza vs. Khaos Williams
This has fight of the night potential (although that very well could go to our main event.) Lets see how Miguel Baeza comes back from his first loss. A Contender Series Alum, the UFC threw Baeza his first true test last fight by matching him up against Santiago Ponzinibbio and Ponzinibbio was just too much. Nothing to be ashamed of. Were talking 33 fights compared to 10. I picked Ponzinibbio in that fight, but it was a good learning expierience for the super talented Baeza. The UFC decided to match him up against another exciting young prospect in Khaos Williams and I think Baeza gets back on track this week. If Baeza is able to weather the Chaos that Khaos will bring early on, I think Baeza pieces him up. His striking is just super crisp. This is a lot like the Yadong, Arce fight where I just think one guy has too much for the other.
Miguel Baeza (lock)
Felicia Spencer vs. Leah Letson
The UFC needs to get Felicia Spencer right. They NEED the former featherweight title contender back in the win column. Mainly because, they need women for the division that can make the case to contend for the belt (even though its futile.) Spencer is entering this having lost 3 of her last 4. Her last fight against Norma Dumont was particularly bad. She just had absolutely no answers for Dumont and looked lost. So this is a get right fight for Spencer. Nothing More. Take Spencer to finish Letson
Felicia Spencer (lock)
Ben Rothwell vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
This fight is….gross. Its two very mediocre heavy weights who are simply card fillers. if they werent heavy weights this wouldnt be the “co main event.” This is the fight you run to wawa duing. Ben Rothwell. Only because hes the better of two bad fighters
Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez
If youre a Yair Rodriguez fan then please soak this in. Youre getting youre one Yair Rodriguez fight every 15 months! YAY!!…..But hes going to get pieced up. Max Holloway is the best feather weight not named Alexander Volkanovski. You could even make the argument that he is the best since the last fight between Holloway and Volkanovski was razor thin. Yair is more than willing to strike with Holloway and he will quickly regret that. He wont last 5 rounds with the “Blessed Express.”
Max Holloway (lock)
Since BET MGM is the king of parlay’s here is how the parlay odds look!
- f you take every one of my picks and parlay them on BetMGM, wagering $100 you’d win $8,124 (+8024)
- If you just parlay the prelims, using all my picks and wagering $100 you would walk away with $726 (+626)
- Parlay the main card, taking all my picks and wagering $100 you would cash in $821 (+721)
- And if you just want to take my locks and parlay them on BetMGM, wagering $100 you would win $730 (+630)
Odds subject to change. Good luck!