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UFC Fight Night 115 Odds – Quick Picks & Betting Tips

The UFC heads to Rotterdam, Netherlands this Saturday in an attempt to carry on with normal life after the May-Mac circus finally ended last week. With UFC Fight Night 115, we get a typical Fight Pass card – some solid fights and pretty much zero hype. Basically, we’re getting an appetizer course before Dana White and Co. get into a packed fall/winter season.


Still, there are a few things to like about this card: heavyweight Alexander Volkov could emerge as a contender in the main event against Stefan Struve. The Russian is coming off a big win over Roy Nelson and jumps right back into the fray against another longtime UFC vet.

Germaine de Randamie fights for the first time since being stripped of the featherweight belt. While she’ll be fighting in her home country, she pissed off a lot of fans by refusing to fight Cyborg. She might have a hometown crowd behind her, but pretty much everyone else will be hoping she gets beat down.

We’ll also be covering an underrated lightweight scrap between Rustam Khabilov and Desmond Green, and a welterweight tilt between Bryan Barberena AKA Hype Killer and a much-hyped Leon Edwards. Both matchups feature fighters that have top-10 potential.

Let’s get into your betting options, courtesy of the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu.

Stefan Struve -105 vs Alexander Volkov -125

Over/under 1.5 rounds, over -170, under +150

Toppling the Skyscraper

Struve’s UFC losses follow a pattern: the 7-foot Dutchman gets walked down, popped on the chin, and his his ridiculously long legs go limp beneath him. Wanna know what Volkov’s good at? Taking punches and bringing the thunder. Go watch his fight with Bellator champion Vitaly Minakov to see how much punishment he can take. Struve doesn’t hit as hard as Minakov. “Skyscraper’s” height won’t even be as big advantage as it usually is either: Volkov is 6’7” and agile for his size.

Betting Tip

Lay the price on Volkov to win. He’s got the right style and tools for this matchup, and is already a fighter to watch in the heavyweight division.

Our pick: Volkov to win -125

Rustam Khabilov -325 vs Desmond Green +255

Over/under 2.5 rounds, over -350, under +290

Too Mean for Green

Desmond Green is the type of dude that does best when he’s in a dogfight. Unfortunately, getting into a battle of attrition with a Dagestani pitbull like Rustam Khabilov is about as smart as getting into a land war in Russia during winter. Plus, Khabilov is a step up in competition. I’m not saying he dominates Green, who is a tough motha in his own right, but Khabilov has enough advantages for me to fade the American.

Betting Tip

If you still have doubts about Khabilov, take the over on rounds here. Neither guy finishes fights at more than 50 percent clip.

Our Pick: Over 2.5 rounds -350

Bryan Barberena +235 vs Leon Edwards -295

Over/under 2.5 rounds, over -240, under +200

Barberena Gets Buzzed

Just a few fights ago, the 25-year old Edwards was an athletic kickboxer. Today, the Brit is a three-dimensional fighter fire-tested by some very good wrestlers. Barberena has gutted out wins against athletic types – like Sage Northcutt and Warlley Alves – but Edwards has proved he can beat out grinders.

Betting Tip

We lean heavy on Edwards, but there is definitely some upset potential in Barberena. Hedge against this by going over on rounds – Edwards has gone to the final frame in five straight and Barberena has heard a final bell in three of his last five.

Our Pick: Over 2.5 rounds at -240

Check out the latest UFC betting odds for UFC Fight Night 115.

Abe Chong
Abe Chong
Abe first encountered MMA in 2000, watching a VHS tape of Kazushi Sakuraba kicking the legs of a downed Royce Gracie in Pride Fighting Championships. He's been hooked ever since. Abe has penned NBA and NFL articles for Sports Illustrated and RotoExperts. In 2010, Abe signed on as the lead MMA writer for BigOnSports.com, and is now dedicated to helping fellow fans beat the odds.

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