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MMA Betting: UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver Main Card Preview

Posted by The Wiesguy on 1/8/2015 9:56:19 PM

The next card in the UFC Fight Night series is McGregor vs. Siver on Sunday January 18 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The main event for this one will be a featherweight bout between Connor McGregor and Dennis Siver and the rumour is that McGregor will get a shot at the title if he wins for there is a fair amount at stake.

McGregor is coming into this fight on a long unbeaten streak - he has not lost a fight since 2011. He is fast and agile and great with his hands as evidenced by the fact that most of his victories have come on punches with lots of knockouts and TKOs. Siver has been through the wars (and looks like it too). He has more experience but has not been as successful as his opponent. He is not nearly as dominant a fighter either. Even when he wins his fights often go the distance. McGregor is a huge favourite at a low of -950. It is hard to see much action coming in on the other side to prevent that number from going up.

According to the odds the best fight of the card should be between Gleison Tibau and Norman Parke. Tibau, a Brazilian is the slight favourite at -125, is a very experienced fighter with more than 40 fights under his belt. The lightweight’s time has probably come and gone but Norman Parke from Northern Ireland is still making a name for himself with a strong 20-2-1 record. At this time he is not really considered a challenger but with a few more victories he could easily find himself among the weight class rankings. It is definitely worth taking a shot at +105.

Another fight to look forward to is the welterweight tilt between Francisco Trevino and Johnny Case. For some reason they call Case “Hollywood”, even though he is from Iowa, and he is the favourite even though he is taking on the undefeated Trevino. Case is very long at 6’1” but even though he has that as an advantage he is giving up some bulk to his opponent. He has not lost a bout since 2010 and is a real comer at 25 who has proven he can win in a variety of ways. At -200 there is still some value on the favourite here.

Before the main event there will definitely be a lightweight tilt worth tuning in for. Two Americans square off with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone taking on Benson “Smooth” Henderson. With a name like that you can almost see Henderson turning to fighting just to keep from getting picked on, can’t you. Whatever the reason he took to it naturally and he has a strong 21-4 record. Henderson is the favourite at -140 but he lost his last fight and sometimes that can linger. Cerrone has won his last six bouts and fought as recently as a couple of weeks ago. He might be more fight ready.

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