Chris Weidman puts an undefeated streak on the line along with the UFC middleweight title this Saturday in Las Vegas. This will be Machida’s third fight at 185 since moving down 20lbs from light-heavyweight. Below are picks, predictions, and bets. Follow me on Twitter at @HartPDX
Middleweight Kevin Casey (+135) vs Bubba Bush (–175) – Bet live – Casey gasses
Over 1.5 -150 , Under 1.5 +130
Luca likes Bush
Both have early wins recently. Casey gets TKOs and RNCs. Bubba is all takedowns. If Bubba gets on top it could be trouble. I think Casey has striking advantage too. Look for an early barrage by Casey resulting in a KO. if that fails then a third round sub by Bush.
Middleweight Luke Zachrich +145 vs Guilherme Vasconcelos -170
Over 2.5 -120, Under 2.5 +105
If Guilherme can keep it standing then he win
Luke has poor fight IQ. Tries for submissions. Has decent subs though. Competition not great.
Not a lot of video on Vasconcelos
Luke has lots of first round finishes.
The consensus from those in the know seems to be a half-hearted “Vasconcelos”. The lines here make it a dog-or-pass. Continue reading