Are you still mourning what UFC 209 could have been? You’re not alone. And unfortunately, UFC 210 – while a solid card – still isn’t stacked enough to make us completely forgive the MMA gods for robbing us of Ferguson-Nurmagomedov. Instead, you’re gonna have to wait until UFC 211 on May 13.
Hardcore fight fans only need to glance at the lineup to know that this is a special night, because holy hell this card is awesome. And the best part? There’s no “money fights”, gimmicks, or interim BS going on here.
This is simply a pay-per-view card filled with high stakes scraps between deserving contenders – something that’s become a rarity these days. Today, we’re giving this card the hype it deserves.
Let’s take a look at the available UFC odds at BookMaker.eu and briefly glimpse into what makes this card so buzzworthy.
More fight odds will be added to BookMaker.eu in the coming weeks, so make sure to keep checking in for the latest updates on your betting options, and check out our UFC picks for Spring 2017.
Stipe Miocic (-175) vs Junior Dos Santos (+150)
Fighting to Be “The Baddest Man on the Planet”
Seriously, do you need any more reason than “Heavyweight Championship” to get excited about a fight? You do?
Besides the fact that this is the one division where somebody getting slept is pretty much a guarantee in any fight, you’ve got a former Golden Gloves champion in Stipe Miocic taking on Dos Santos, a dude that many felt carried the mantle of the weight class’ best boxer.
So what we have here is two big, athletic guys with one-hitter-quitter knockout power that happen to be excellent at throwing hands. We’ve gotten some pretty sloppy slugfests recently, but that’s not gonna happen here – Miocic and JDS are too good to give us anything less than the highest level ass-kicking.
On top of this, both guys have been in memorable five-round wars, kicking the “epic” potential of this sky high.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (-155) vs Jessica Andrade (+135)
Brutal Power vs. Surgical Violence
Right before the title fight in the UFC’s biggest division takes place, the queen of the smallest division will defend her title. That doesn’t mean it’ll be any less violent. In fact, the bloodshed will only happen at a faster pace.
Joanna Andrade is basically a tireless Muay Thai machine that shreds opponents with picture perfect technique and lightning quick strikes.
And Jessica Andrade? The girl has been in ‘Altered Beast’ mode ever since moving down from bantamweight. She’s a ball of muscle that stalks opponents and either bombs on them with thudding hooks or goes for the death-by-suplex strategy. Five rounds of these girls lighting each other up is a dream fight for any fan.
Fabricio Werdum vs Ben Rothwell
*UFC Odds Coming Soon!*
This Is Gonna Get Weird
I don’t know what to make of Ben Rothwell. Clearly, he’s a remarkable fighter – it’s just that he’s so awkward. And I’m not just talking about his cringeworthy post-fight interviews or robotic victory dances. In the cage, he’s got this herky-jerky style that a lot of opponents can’t figure out.
And Werdum is no stranger to bizarre fights either. This is a dude that literally got on his back and prayed to Alistair Overeem to come to the ground with him. He plays possum, a lot, and on the feet, his stand-up tends to get sloppy. Watching these two older dudes huff at each other has odd appeal – especially since both are considered top contenders.
Demian Maia (-130) vs Jorge Masvidal (+110)
The Boa Constrictor Returns
Poor Demian Maia has been shut out of the title picture once again, but luckily for fight fans, the stoic Brazilian has agreed to meet the red-hot Jorge Masvidal in a true grappler vs. striker matchup.
In case you’ve forgotten, Maia is on a ridiculous six-fight win streak at welterweight, and with each passing fight he increasingly treats his opponents like personal balloon animals. Watching him try and tie an excellent striker Jorge Masvidal into knots is one of those compelling MMA chess matches that made us all fans of the sport in the first place.
Frankie Edgar (-165) vs Yair Rodriguez (+145)
Throw Your Hands In Yair!
24-year old Yair Rodriguez is the featherweight version of Tony Ferguson. Basically, he’s gonna throw a bunch of crazy shit at you, nonstop, until you wilt like a bowl of soggy corn flakes. And the best part about is that he’s a high-flying, explosive athlete with a taekwondo base. Insane kicks are par for the course!
And now, Sean Shelby is throwing in this stud prospect against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar – a fighter who has built a career off of dismantling opponents with technique. If you’re an oddsmaker, how do you set the fight odds for this scrap? Do you go with the young gun, or the established contender?
Eddie Alvarez (-125) vs Dustin Poirier (+105)
Slug It Out, Bitches
Alvarez is one-fight removed from losing the title to McGregor in humiliating fashion. But let’s be real here, nobody really thought that he’d really hold onto the belt that long – with the exception of Michael Bisping, he was probably the UFC’s most beatable champ.
And to be completely honest, the Alvarez that was more concerned about earning UFC wins was nowhere near as exciting as the brawl-or-nothing guy we loved in Dream and Bellator. Poirier is the perfect opponent to bring the fun Alvarez back – “The Diamond” loves himself a good scrap and has got the skills to challenge Eddie in all phases.
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