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MMA Betting: UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves Preview

Posted by The Wiesguy on 5/27/2015 10:15:07 PM

The UFC returns to Brazil for the second time in Goiania with UFC Fight Night Condit vs. Alves on Saturday May 30. No need to shell out for this one fans as it will be on Fox Sports 1. Hopefully on the heels of UFC 187 we get a pretty good show.

The main event features interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit against veteran Thiago Alves. Condit has not fought in more than a year and three of his last four fights were losses but he is still a significant favourite against Alves at -250. The local boy Alves has won his last two fights and should be more than ready after fighting in January. He has never been a champ in the UFC but might be worth a shot in this one if Condit is a little rusty.

The best fight of the night should be between undefeated Darren Till from England and Wendell De Oliveira Marques. Till certainly does not look like much and is not even favoured as he puts his perfect record on the line against another local fighter. Marques has not won a match in more than a year but is expected to do so at -115. This is only the second time he has been on a UFC card, the other was his last bout a loss on UFC Fight Night in September.

There are three more undefeated fighters on this card, two male and one female. 13-0 Nicholas Dalby takes on Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos; 7-0 Tom Breese takes on Luiz Jorge Dutra Jr.; and 7-0 Ericka Almeida takes on Juliana De Lima Carneiro. Breese and Dalby are favouries but not Almeida. Breese is the first fight of the night and he might be a solid play at -155 against Dutra who has not won a fight since 2012.

There was a time that K.J. Noons had a solid reputation. He was 10-2 before he went on a 1-5 streak and people kind of forgot about him. That was before he joined UFC where he has a 2-1 record. The former EliteXC Champ takes on Alex Oliveira and he is only a slight underdog at +127. Oliveira lost his last fight just back in March but he can be a lethal opponent with eight of his ten wins by knockout.

Most of the fights on this card are between Brazilian fighters and foreigner and that is the case with the second to last fight of the night between Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz. There is a history between these two fighters. They met back in 2011 and Oliveira won after an illegal knee led to a submission by Lentz. The fight was reviewed and deemed a no contest setting up a rematch that was supposed to happen last year. Oliveira couldn’t make weight and ultimately pulled out of the fight setting up this one. Despite all the drama Oliveira is still a significant favourite at -265. Lentz has a nice record but hasn’t accomplished much in his career, either before or after joining the UFC.


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