UFC 242 – Major Fight Night in Lightweight

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UFC 242 – Major Fight Night in Lightweight

If you’re already looking for some of the best betting opportunities with the UFC, the best place to get started is the UFC Fight Night events. These happen once a month and usually feature the most significant upcoming events we’ve all been waiting for.

At UFC 242, we see some of the most significant fighting action come to life as the lightweight division once again sees Khabib step into the octagon after being suspended for nine months and sitting out for another three.

Some might recall that Khabib won the title against Conor McGregor back in October of 2018 but got suspended right after. His claim was given up for grabs until he returns, which resulted in a grand fighting opportunity for those seeking a title fight. It ended up with Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier, which was offered to many other UFC lightweight fighters, including Tony Ferguson. Dustin managed to emerge as the winner, making him the current interim title holder.

UFC 242 Fight Night Events

UFC 242 takes place on the 8th of September 2019. It would include four fights, of which three are lightweight.

The first and most significant fight of the night would involve the lightweight title. As mentioned above, the current interim holder in Dustin Poirier who needs to face Khabib Nurmagomedov. This would determine who gets to hold onto the title for good and be crowned as the ultimate lightweight fighting champion.

Khabib currently has a 27-0-0 record, which makes him one of the most amazing fighters we’ve seen in the whole of UFC. It also makes it reasonable that those odds are firmly against Dustin, but Dustin has been training hard and seems ready for the fight. He does have a more extended reach than Khabib, but his record of 25-5-0 doesn’t make him quite as impressive. With that said, Khabib has been out of the octagon for 12 months now; things could’ve changed.

The Co-main event at UFC 242 features a heavyweight fight between Shamil Abdurakhmov and Curtis Blaydes. This would once again be a massive fight as these two well matched. Sure, Shamil is a bit older at 37, but he has a better record with 20-4-0. On the other hand, Curtis is only 28, a bit taller and has an additional 10cm reach, which counts a lot for those punches. He also has just under 14kg more than Shamil, but his record of 11-2-0 doesn’t quite match up. However, he is still a rather new and young fighter with a lot to prove, which might count in his favour for the fight.

The third fight would involve Islam Makhachev and Davi Ramos. Islam has the upper hand for the battle with a record of 17-1-0 compared to Davi’s 10-2-0. Islam is also younger and has a bit longer reach. The last fight involves Mairbek Taisum with a history of 27-5-0 against Carlos Diego Ferreira with a 15-2-0. Both these fighters are in their early 30s with the same weight and only 2.6cm in reach difference.

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Best Way to Bet on MMA as a Beginner

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Best Way to Bet on MMA as a Beginner

MMA betting is rather challenging, especially when you’re not familiar with the fighters and what they are capable of. There are so many different fighting styles, and just about anything can happen in the octagon. We’ve seen champions beaten by rookies when the odds are firmly against them and fighters without lots of experience make their way to the top to become the ultimate fighting champion.

So, how do you get into MMA betting, and how could you possibly gain some profit by using the necessary details? Well, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to boost your outcome and cover yourself to ensure an advantage over a long period. Below, we look at some of the best ways to get into MMA betting and still stand a chance to claim some winnings while learning about the fighters involved.

Choose One Weight Division

If you’re going to try and cover all the weight categories, you’ll make things much harder for yourself, which is sure to result in some confusion and losses. If you don’t know the fighters, you can’t go wrong by choosing just one weight category to start with. This will help you get familiar with the soldiers much faster, giving you an edge over only a few days. For example, if you choose the lightweight division, you’ll quickly get familiar with Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson, Dustin and Khabib. These are the most prominent fighters in a lightweight and certainly the best.

Once you have the top fighters in the glass you desire, do some research about them and find out when they are fighting again. You might even pick up on some exciting challenges between the two most prominent fighters and have the opportunity to place your first bet.

Use the Odds of Betting Sites

This is an excellent way for beginners to get in on the fighting action while doing the research. You’ll find betting sites give you loads of unique details about the match and who is most likely to take the fight.

The odds of a specific fight automatically tell you who is the favourite and the underdog. Of course, most would wager on the love as he might have more experience, a better track record or just a compelling way of fighting. Before you place your bet, find out what’s the big difference between the favourite and underdog, which is sure to reveal some unique details about each fighter as well. If the odds are close, consider doing more research. One of the opponents might be better at actual fighting while the other would be great at wrestling.

You can also rely on the odds completely by betting on the favourites. To play it safe, you can choose the fights where odds are far apart. This means love is the most likely to win for multiple reasons. Choose low odds on many matches and create an accumulator bet for the best results.

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Conor McGregor – What Will Make Him Reconsider Retirement

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Conor McGregor – What Will Make Him Reconsider Retirement

It’s been a matter in UFC that’s been on everyone’s mind when it comes to Conor McGregor. Will be Notorious be retiring or will we once again get to see him take part in the octagon to make his way to the top.

It’s been almost a year since we saw McGregor fight in UFC. The last event took place in October 2018 when he lost his title against Khabib after losing in the 4th round by tapping out. He got suspended for six months after some post-fight brawl, which has been the main reason for him not taking part in any fights.

About halfway through the suspension, we announced that he is done with UFC and will be retiring. The famous fighter announced the retirement on Twitter, sending shock waves through to the fighting world. Many were looking forward to seeing him work his way up again and get to the rematch against Khabib he always wanted.

Since the retirement, we’ve seen McGregor take the steps that make it look like his retirement isn’t entirely legit. Firstly, he shows interest in many fights and has almost taken part in a co-main event. Also, he hasn’t told UFC boss, Dana White about the retirement, which is the biggest clue we have that he would be returning.

At the same time, Conor hasn’t officially announced that he would be returning either. He has been talking to Dana White about possibilities of coming back and welcoming himself back into UFC with an event. However, up to now, no activities have been set, which is rather strange considering his suspension is just about over, and he is free to return.

What He Wants

As some of you might know, Conor is the most significant pay per view fighter in UFC history. He has contributed amazingly to the sport and got many more people involved and interested in the competition. For his contributions, he wants shares in the UFC and has said that he won’t return before he gets it.

This is where retirement started in the first place. Conor was selected for a co-main event but refused. He says he will only take place if he can get shares, but Dana White refused, stating that there is another way to make Conor happy. Not long after being refused shares, the retirement post came through, and he hasn’t changed it up to now.

As sad as it would be to see Conor leave to sport for good, it does make sense. The fighter has been the shining star of the UFC and certainly the most entertaining. The lightweight class just hasn’t been the same without him, and we all want to see Conor against Tony Ferguson, Donald Cerrone and even the current interim titleholder Dustin Poirier. At the same time, it’s understandable that he might not come back unless they give him what he wants, in which case the UFC has a lot to lose.

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Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone – Predictions

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Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone – Predictions

It’s finally been announced that Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone will be stepping into the octagon for one of the most desired matches in the lightweight division. It’s quite a big match for Tony who has been out of the fighting scene for a while as he has been attending to some personal matters. However, he is cleared by medics and ready to fight; we see him only want fights that could lead him to the title. This is one of the few battles that are sure to determine who gets the chance to fight against the titleholder, making it a massive even for both Tony and Donald.

Tony has the most on the line as the champion has never really taken part in a title fight. There’s always something standing in his way, including injuries and many other circumstances such as the mental health problems he recently had. How at 35, he can’t afford to lose if he wants to grab a shot at the title. At the same time, he cannot provide any injuries or anything that might limit him from jumping into the next fight. If he does lose, it would be a rather tough road to get back into the same position.

Even Donald Cerrone needs to keep up the winning streak he’s had since becoming a dad. The 36-year-old has been doing great in UFC and is hungry for the title. So far, he has managed to improve his track record up to now, winning three of three fights and getting ready to take the fourth as well. As with Tony, he cannot afford to lose the battle as it might also be the only shot he has at grabbing the title fight and finally getting his hands on the belt.

How they Compare

When we look at the fighting history of both these fighters, we see they are a perfect match. Tony managed to impress with the last fight against Anthony Pettis, increasing the strikes per minutes to an incredible 5.51. Cerrone isn’t far behind with a 4.28, which has only recently increased with his new drive to reach the top.

With these stats, we expect to see an action-packed fight between these two fighters, and it would strongly depend on how they react to each other. For example, if Tony manages to grab hold of the pace, it would be quite an easy fight for him, but if Cerrone goes all in and does allow Tony to take his time, he might go the other way.

Tony has excellent patience and strikes at just the right time, and even the betting sites are putting him as the favourite with odds of -185. Donald Cerrone includes odds of +160 with some bookies. It would all depend on the training as Tony would need to recover from the time he took off, which is just one of the many factors that lead us to believe this is going to be a great fight!

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Tony Ferguson to take on Donald Cerrone

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Tony Ferguson to take on Donald Cerrone

Donald Cerrone seems to become a popular choice among the lightweight division of MMA. Not only are there many fighters interested in taking him on, but he has now been chosen to take on Tony Ferguson.

Tony Ferguson has been out of MMA for a while as he had some personal issues to take care of. However, he is now clear to fight and ready to continue his path to the title fight he has wanted for so long. Since his return a few weeks ago, he has been interested in nothing but championship opportunities, but as with many other fighters, he would need to fight his way there.

Not only do we see Conor McGregor wants to fight, but we also have other significant names such as Donald Cerrone. With just these three fighters, we can already see some amazing fights to come shortly.

Dana White and the UFC team gets things started with a fight between Donald Cerrone and Tony Ferguson. This is a way for tony to get his hands dirty in the octagon again and the first fight to get him in action and on the way to the title fight.

What About McGregor?

As we all know, Conor McGregor is just as interested in the title fight, but he was told he isn’t worthy of fighting Khabib at the moment. Khabib’s manager suggested he fight Tony Ferguson or even Donald Cerrone to see if he has what it takes.

It seems like McGregor would have to wait longer than he thought, especially since both Cerrone and Ferguson aren’t available to take him on. He might fight McGregor and take on other significant names in MMA, including Max Holloway, but as we all know, McGregor wants the big fights.

How Things Might Happen

Now that we see some of the fights being set up, we can finally get an idea of how things will happen to get to the title fight. First, we will see Donald and Tony take each other on. The result of that fight could reveal the fighter who would have the first shot at fighting against the title holder. However, the UFC could create a whole big thing with this title fight but creating an additional event between McGregor and another impressive title fighter. Then we could see the winners from those two fights go head to head, which would then reveal who gets the title shot.

In addition to those fights, we also need to wait and see how wins between the current title holder Khabib and the interim holder Dustin Poirier. Once when we have the result of that fight will know who the interested title fighters would be going up against, which means we’re in for an action-packed second half of the 2019 MMA season.

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Donald Cerrone Calls out McGregor

»Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Featured Fighter, Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Donald Cerrone Calls out McGregor

Donald Cerrone Calls out McGregor

Conor McGregor seems once again one of the top choices for lightweight fighters even after he lost his title to Khabib last year. This time, ‘it’s a name knows as the Cowboy who had won a five-round brawl against Al Iaquinta. Doland Cerrone is now out for the Irishman who is set to return to MMA within just a few weeks. He is still finding the ideal way to return after his six months suspension in October 2018, or he is retired, which is unlikely.

McGregor announced his retirement in April, but just a week afterwards, there were already signs that ‘it’s not real. Firstly, Dana White never knew about retirement as McGregor never told him. Its also been revealed that Dana and Conor always talk daily, including how McGregor would make his return to UFC.

Well, now he has the opportunity against a fighter who has been coming up in MMA faster than most. Donald Cerrone just managed his 23rd victory in UFC and was aiming to take on the title holder, but said he would want to fight McGregor is that opportunity ‘doesn’t come available first.

It would be a while before he would have a shot at the title as Dustin Poirier has just won the interim title. Khabib is the real title holder, but he was also suspended in October of last year. However, unlike McGregor, Khabib will only return after 12 months as he joins teammates until they can fight again as well.

Therefore, before Donald can have a shot at the title, Dustin and Khabib must first determine who the actual title holder is. This fight is expected to take place as early as September 2019, but no dates have been set just yet. Once the winner is announced, Donald would need to fight his way through all the other interested contenders before he would have a clear shot for the title.

Other Possible Fighters for the title

Of course, McGregor has been itching for a rematch against Khabib since last year when he lost in the fourth round. Now, he would also want to take on the champion and possibly take back the title.

We also see Tony Ferguson still wanting a fight for the title, who has just returned to the MMA world after having some personal problems. However, he has been cleared to fight and has come back with plans to get his championship fight finally.

There are loads of others wanting a shot at the fight between Dustin and Khabib finally determines a winner, but of those, Tony, McGregor and Doland are the most likely. Therefore, we might see some exciting fights as these contenders take each other on to see how deserves a shot at the title fight.

At this point, there aren’t any plans for such fights just yet, but ‘there’s little doubt that the UFC and Dana White ‘wouldn’t see the opportunities available.

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