UFC 221 Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions

Just one important UFC card in February and it is Saturday night from Perth Arena at Australia (fight is Sunday Down Under) since Luke Rockhold takes on fill-in challenger Yoel Romero for its interim middleweight belt. It’s the only title fight on the card. Per usual, the main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET and on pay-per-view. The prelims are on Fox Sports 1. Here’s a look at the principal struggles. The UFC made its introduction in Australia with UFC 110 in February 2010. The company’s very first card in Western Australia, will be its 12th in the nation. Let us take a look the top UFC 221 betting odds for this Saturday.
UFC 221 Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions UFC 221 Betting Odds: Rockhold (+135) / Romero (-160) The Cuban Romero is your No. 1 competitor at the middleweight division along with the American Rockhold the No. 2. Rockhold is -140 at Mybookie.ag with Romero at +120 and an over/under of 1.5 rounds. So who is the winner? Australian Robert Whittaker, but he had been forced to pull against Rockhold due to injury — the most important reason why the card is in Australia was because of Whittaker. “I’ve gone into many struggles hurt,” Whittaker said this week. “I moved to the Yoel Romero fight with a torn MCL, I went to multiple fights with broken hands, and that’s never deterred me. And during my prep and my camp, I did my hamstring — I’d blow my hamstring out — but I was ready to work on it. So we worked around it, threw it on the wall, no volatile type of material, then I got an abscess infection. That absolutely knocked me from the park.” While he was formerly able to train his hamstring injury, the disease ended up leaving”The Reaper” bedridden for many weeks, and Whittaker believes the weakening of his immune system might have led to his ensuing battle with chickenpox too. Chickenpox in adults can be very severe, even fatal.
When Was the Last Time Robert Whittaker Fought?
Whittaker last fought in July, beating Romero by unanimous conclusion. He hasn’t faced Rockhold. Georges St-Pierre won the middleweight title this past year over Michael Bisping in UFC 217 but vacated it because he couldn’t defend it in due time owing to his health concerns. Whittaker then won the interim belt vs. Romero. A former UFC winner, Rockhold is coming off a TKO win over David Branch in September. Rockhold lost his name to Bisping at UFC 199 in June 2016. In terms of striking differential (the difference between significant strikes landed per second and significant strikes absorbed per second ) Rockhold has a significant edge over Romero. His striking differential from the UFC is plus-2.50, while Romero’s is currently plus-0.77. But during his UFC career, Romero has scored six knockdowns at a rate of 0.78 knockdown a 15 minutes. Rockhold only includes two knockdowns through eight-career UFC fights. Additionally, he has been on the receiving end of three knockdowns.
Mark Hunt (13-11) vs. Curtis Blaydes (8-1)
UFC 221 Betting Odds: Hunt (+135) / Blaydes (-160) It’s a heavyweight bout with New Zealand’s Hunt rated No. 5 at the division and Blaydes No. 9. However, Blaydes is a -160 popular and Hunt +135. Hunt was cleared to go back to competition. Citing”medical concerns,” Hunt was pulled from November’s UFC Fight Night 121 headliner in Sydney, a decision had been made later Hunt confessed to memory loss and slurred speech at a piece he wrote for PlayersVoice.com.au titled,”If I die fighting, that is fine.” Hunt, already with one litigation against the UFC, jeopardized another in the wake of the promotion’s choice to pull him out of UFC Sydney. He called UFC President Dana White that a”bald-headed prick” at a scathing Instagram post. Hunt maintained this suspension was punishment because of the civil lawsuit he filed against the business, White and Brock Lesnar regarding Lesnar’s failed test at UFC 200. Hunt’s final fight took place in May in UFC Fight Night 110, where he defeated Derrick Lewis via TKO in a slugfest”Fight of the evening ” After enduring a TKO loss to high contender Francis Ngannou in his promotional introduction, Blaydes, a 26-year-old former collegiate wrestler, has since won four successive fights. Three of the wins — over Cody East, Adam Milstead and Oleksiy Oliynyk — came through knockout. Blaydes has completed seven of the eight career wins by knockout or technical knockout.

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