On Saturday, June 17, UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Correia will go down from the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Along with the headlining bout, three other fights will also be appearing on the main card. So for those of you who like making (or losing) money, we present to you our betting predictions.
Holly Holm (-625) vs. Bethe Correia #11 bantamweight (+475)
This is a bout where both women prefer to stand and strike. After all, Holm delivered the kick heard around the world to hand former bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, her first professional defeat. However, she is now on a three-fight losing streak, which included losing her belt to Miesha Tate and an unsuccessful run at featherweight. Correia isn’t in a much better place, going 1-2-1 in her last four fights.
If you put a gun to my head, I’d take the odds and go with Correia. However, I’d be doing it sheerly for the odds.
Andrei Arlovski #8 heavyweight (+215) vs. Marcin Tybura #13 heavyweight (-255)
I’m going to create a new meme: which Arlovski is going to show up? Are we going to see the murderer or the one who gets knocked out by a stiff wind? Considering Arlovski has lost his past four fights by stoppage (three by knockout) and Tybura has ko’ed his last two opponents, I’d be more than happy to throw some money Tybura’s way. Putting money on Arlovski in this state of his career is equivalent of Adrien Broner flushing $20’s down the toilet.
Dong Hyun Kim #7 welterweight (+185) vs. Colby Covington (-220)
This is a huge step-up in competition for Covington. Like, Mt. Everest sized step stool step-up. I honestly don’t know why he is the favorite in this bout. Throw money at The Stun Gun like you’re making it rain at the club.
Tarec Saffiedine #11 welterweight (+230) vs. Rafael Dos Anjos #5 lightweight (-270)
This bout will be Dos Anjos’ first fight since dropping his last two bouts at lightweight and moving to the welterweight division. It is always risky placing money on someone making their first appearance in a new weight division. It also doesn’t help that Dos Anjos is taking on Tarec Saffiedine, a proven, sturdy welterweight. Like the main event, I’d pick Saffiedine with a gun to my head.