Alright folks, after a WILD UFC 253 PPV last weekend, we have a bit of a slower card this weekend, but still some high level quality matchups will be going down in Abu Dhabi on Fight Island.
We have a Women’s main event as Bantamweights #2 Holly Holm (-125) vs #6 Irene Aldana (-105) in what should be a very quality matchup between two very high level boxers. This is really a pick em fight, so might not want to bet on this one, but i do really like the odds for this to go to decision. I see Holm taking this one by decsion in what will be a 5 round standup bout. I think it will look extremely similar to Holly’s win over Raquel [Pennington in January]. It will start out with a few seconds of striking, then Holly is going to close the distance and shut her down against the cage. Irene is strong and she’s good, and she’ll try to defend that spot, but I think it will keep going back to that. Holly should take this one tomorrow night.
The heavyweight co main event is between a couple of very very hefty fellas, so if there’s one fight to watch its going to be this one. If you want to make some cash, id try and take Carlos Felipe as a +195 dog.
We then have another women’s bantamweight fight between #1 Germaine De Randamie vs #4 Julianna Pena in what seems to be a number one contenders bout. I dont hate Pena as a +125 dog, but i dont love it. I really like De Randamie as a high level fighter here. I expect her to win, but never count out Pena, the 4th ranked bantamweight in the world. If you’re ranked you can win.
Not a great card, but if you got nothing to do, you’ll enjoy these fights!