We have two MMA events this weekend, a UFC Fight Night event on Saturday, and Bellator 209 the day before. I am not very intrigued by the Bellator event, as it is a bunch of no-names or new fighters — no offense of course. There are three fights that I am interested in, however; so, I’m going to give you three free betting tips today on the main event card.
After another good weekend with my UFC Fight Night Zombie vs. Rodriguez picks , I am currently 41-13 in roughly two months time. If you like making money then you would know that my Lock of the Night and Upset of the Night both hit. . . again! This isn’t anything new folks, I truly hope you’ve been, or will start, joining me for the ride.
I’ve calculated all of my picks, including betting odds via My Bookie, and if you would have bet only $100 on every one of my picks, you would be up $597. These winnings would be enough for you to buy a Lifetime Membership to Streak’n, and still have $200 in your pocket. In two months. Only using my picks. Not including NFL, NBA, MLB, or Horse Racing. If that was presented to me, I would be all over it like white on rice.
Overall: 41-13 | 76%
Lock of the Night: 6-0
Upset of the Night: 5-0
Phil Davis (#1) vs. Vadim Nemkov
Davis, a former NCAA Division I All-American wrestler and former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion, is looking for another title shot. A win against Nemkov should guarantee that. He had a great run in the UFC before signing with Bellator in 2015 where he continued to dominate. He’s fought some of the best in the World, including Alexander Gustaffson, Rashad Evans, Antonio Nogueira, Lyoto Machida, Ryan Bader, and Muhammed Lawal. He has won back-to-back fights after losing his title to Bader a little over a year ago.
Bader is currently in the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament and scheduled to fight all time great Fedor Emelianenko for the vacant Heavyweight Title. Nemkov, a Fedor protégé, is currently on a four-fight win streak, but his resume has no where near the level of fighters that Davis’s resume boasts. Davis is too much of a threat, both on the feet and on the ground, for Nemkov.
My Pick: Davis (-200)
Bellator 209 Co-Main Event
Haim Gozali vs. Ryan Couture
Gozali, a 4th degree Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, is only 8-5 in his professional career, but all eight wins have come by stoppage (seven by submission). He faces off against Couture, who is 11-6 overall. Both are coming off of losses and yes, Couture is the legendary Randy Couture’s son. He trains under his father, who is one of MMA’s greatest tacticians of all time, I am giving him the advantage simply for that fact.
My Pick: Couture (-240)
Bellator 209 Main Event
Patricio Pitbull (C) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez
Pitbull is (an absolute beast, watch this video of Patricio Pitbull!) the Bellator Featherweight Champion, and currently ranked as the #4 Featherweight in the world (the top Featherweight outside of the UFC). Patricio is 27-4 with 20 of those wins coming by stoppage, 10 KO/TKOs and 10 submissions. The last time he lost was to all time great Benson Henderson, but it was an injury loss as opposed to getting beat. He’s got enormous power in both hands, and a great submission game on the ground. Sanchez is 17-3 and is riding high on a four-fight win streak. Sanchez has fought in three different weight classes, but has seemingly found a home at Featherweight. In this, his first title bout, I think the stage and the opponent are just to big for him.