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MMA Betting: UFC Fight Night 48 - Bisping vs. Le Preview

Posted by The Wiesguy on 7/30/2014 11:21:52 PM

UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le is set to take place on Sunday August 23 from the CotaiArena in Macau. The marquee bout will be between middleweights Michael Bisping and Cung Lee. Also, given the location the whole card will have a little more Asian flavour than usual, including the Finale of Ultimate Fighter: China.

The main event will be interesting because we know a lot about Michael Bisping but not that much about Cung Lee. Bisping, is in his 30s and has fought 30 times with a solid record of 24-6. The Brit lost his last fight back in April but is well thought of, hence the current #8 ranking in the weight class. The book on Le is much shorter. Even though he is in his 40s he has just 11 fights to his name with a 9-2 record. His last fight was almost two years ago and he will be at a serious size disadvantage against Bisping. No lines have been posted yet but I expect Bisping to be a very heavy favourite. Le might have the crowd behind him but he is American.

The Finals of Ultimate Fighter: China should deliver one of the better bouts of the night pitting Jianping Yang vs. Guangyou Ning. The two featherweights seem to be pretty evenly matched but if you have to give an edge I would go with Yang, who is younger but at the same time more experienced. He won both of his last two bouts in the first round.

Another pretty even bout should be between Alberto Mina and Sheldon Wescott. Mina, a welterweight, is a perfect 10-0 but he hasn’t fought since December. Wescott, a middleweight from Canada, will have a definitive size advantage and he has a reputation as a KO artist with 5 of his ten fights not even lasting a full minute. He can throw punches with the best of them but is also strong with submission holds. There is no line posted for this one but I have a hard time believing he won’t be the heavy favourite. Mina is likely to see his undefeated streak come to an end.

There are a few other undefeated fighters on the undercard for this one including a matchup of Anying Wang (2-0) and Colby Covington (5-0). These welterweights will go at it and only one of them will walk out perfect on that Saturday night. It is hard to know which way to lean because Covington is a little more seasoned but the doctor had to step in to stop both of Wang’s fights. I am just not sure what kind of competition he has been facing though.

Topping off the card is a fight between the ladies, Milana Dudieva and Elizabeth Phillips. This is a classic USA vs. Russia tilt. Neither of these fighters are ranked but it is much easier to move up and down in the women’s rankings where there is much less competition. Dudieva is more highly thought of and has been on the circuit longer.


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