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UFC Betting: UFC Fight Night Kim vs. Hathaway Preview

Posted by The Wiesguy on 2/28/2014 8:44:23 PM

UFC Fight Night is going to be broadcasting from far across the ocean for this one as this card will be live from Cotai Arena in Macau, China. As a result you will see a lot more Asian fighters on the card but MMA has become so international since it exploded it can sometimes be hard to tell. The card is available via UFC Fight Pass subscription and will air early in the morning stateside due to the time difference.

On this card to kick off the month of March the headline bout is between welterweights Dong Hyun Kim vs John Hathaway . Between the two of them they only have 3 losses so these like like two pretty evenly matched fighters on the surface.

They call Kim the “Stun Gun” but given that the majority of his wins are by decision that might not be so apt. A quick scan of his resume shows that he hasn’t lost on the circuit since 2012 and that both of his UFC losses occurred in the first round of each bout so if he can get past that point then the advantage could swing in his favour. Recently, Kim has shown much greater ability as a striker giving Hathaway something to be more concerned with. It was especially impressive the way he stopped Erick Silva with strikes. Considering he is the better fighter on takedowns too if he can get strikes in as he becomes a pretty solid favourite at -290 at the moment. Not bad for a significant UFC favourite.

The “Hitman” John Hathaway, from the UK, has not had a UFC fight in a while (his last was in 2012) but he still has only one loss on the circuit. Like his opponent he most often wins by decision so we might be able to get more fight for the money in this one as opposed to a bout which is over in 16 seconds. Though the oddsmakers are not giving him much of a chance to win.

This card is going to kick off with a battle of unbeatens in Jumabieke Turxun and Mark Eddiva. Combined they are 19-0. You have to like the chances of the more experienced Turxun, “The Wild Wolf” looks a lot stronger than his 135 pounds suggest. Turxun is the second largest favourite on the card so I am not sure that picking Eddiva is the way to even though there is a hefty payoff.

Also looking to stay undefeated are Alberto Mina (10-0), a welterweight from Brazil, and Anying Wang (1-0), another welterweight from Mongolia. Mina is the underdog against the more experienced and bigger Zak Cummings. He might be worth a small investment at +140 because he has proven he can win. Wang is the favourite in just his second fight on the circuit at -120. Probably a little too early to have a great book on him but the book on his opponent Albert Cheng is that there is not much to fear there. He has a career record of just 2-2.

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