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UFC Fight Night Betting: Machida vs Mousasi Card Preview

Posted by The Wiesguy on 2/10/2014 8:09:57 PM

Time to get psyched up for another UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports One. This one is going to coming from Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sol Brazil. The featured bout will be between Middleweights Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi. There is NASCAR ahead of this one so it is starting later than usual at 10:30PM. True fight fans might need an energy drink or two to make it all the way though.

Machida has only four career losses but they have all come in his last 8 fights. He is Brazilian, if you think that kind of stuff matters in the octagon. Oddly he is the older but less experienced fighter. This looks to be a serious contrast in styles with Machida taking a more reactionary approach than his opponent. He kind of lulls you to sleep a little bit and then strikes and he most often wins by decision. The middleweight is making just his second fight in this weight class.

They call Mousasi “The Dreamcatcher” but he looks more like the dream maker the way he knocks opponents out. Even though he is younger than Machida he has many more bouts under his belt and he has not lost a fight since 2010 with 29 of his 34 wins have coming by knockout or submission - he doesn’t like to let the judges to decide the outcome if he can avoid it. This will be his first fight as a part of UFC and he is also coming down a weight class. Mousasi is +215 and I think there is some good value there.

The undercard bout between Ronald Souza and Francis Carmont should be a very good bout too. Souza another Brazilian has only lost three times and looks mean even by MMA standards. Carmont “Limitless”, from France is also pretty intimidating and hasn’t lost a fight since 2008. At 6’3” his long reach could definitely be an advantage against the probably more powerful Souza. Carmont at +345 is another underdog to consider.

Since the card was originally announced there has been some juggling and Andy Ogle and Charles Oliveira will open the main card. Ogle, a Brit, goes by the name of “The Little Axe” and is 9-3 as a featherweight. He has lost two of his last three fights, both by decision so there might be a book developing on how to beat him. Oliveira, yet another Brazilian is a longer, more mature fighter, but he has lost his last two fights. They both have something to prove in this contest. Oliveira is the heaviest favourite on the card at -600.

The first fight on the card this night features the only undefeated fighter - Douglas Silve De Andrade. It is sometimes hard to evaluate the competition in MMA but there is no doubting he might have a future, especially considering that among his 22 victories are two knockouts in less than 30 second, including his last bout.

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