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MMA Betting: The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale: Machida vs. Romero

Posted by The Wiesguy on 6/19/2015 8:32:05 PM

Don’t let the title fool you here this event is taking place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The first episode was back in April but now we have the conclusion on June 27 as well as some other fights to build a total card.

The feature bout of this card is between Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero. Romero has only lost once but he is still the underdog in this battle. Machida was very impressive early in his career winning 16 straight fights and taking the light heavyweight title too. He had only one successful defense of that title and is 6-6 since then though. He lost his last fight to Luke Rockhold in April. You might recognize the name Romero as he wrestled for Cuba in the Olympics winning a silver medal in Sydney. He is still a relative newcomer to MMA but he has not lost at a UFC event and has just one loss overall. He should give Machida a battle.

Rick Story is an up and coming welterweight just outside the rankings. He was a champ with Elite Warriors but in UFC he still has a lot to prove. The last time he fought was last fall when he was on the marquee taking on Gunnar Nelson in Sweden. He won the fight and has a record of 18-8 coming into this tilt against Erick Silva. Silva has a similar profile. He has an 18-5 record and was a champ on the Jungle Fight circuit. Since joining UFC he has mostly fought in his home country of Brazil. There are no odds posted for this fight yet but it looks pretty even on paper.

Nikita Krylov is another relative newcomer to UFC. He has a solid 18-4 overall record but is just 3-2 in UFC. He developed his technique in the Ukraine and now is trying to ply his trade overseas with limited success. He has won his last two bouts though. He will take on Marcos Rogério de Lima, another Brazilian and another fighter who is looking to prove himself within the UFC. This is just his third fight at at UFC event and second outside of Brazil. My instinct is telling me that Krylov is the better bet though no odds have been posted yet.

There are not a lot of Americans on this card so Lorenz Larkin stands out a little bit. He ran up a 13-0 record before joining UFC and since then has won just two of six bouts. His last bout was a first round TKO over John Howard so he could be feeling confident heading into this one where he takes on Santiago Ponzinibbio, an Argentine fighter, who has never fought outside of South America. This is not his first UFC tilt though, two of his 20 career victories (20-2 overall record) have come at UFC events. Though no odds are posted yet I presume he will be the favourite.

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