UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs Dodson Date: October 1, 2016 Arena: Moda Center City: Portland, OR The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be heading to Portland, OR for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs Dodson. The 12-fight card is set to kick off with preliminary action on UFC Fight Pass at 7:15 p.m. ET, which will continue on FOX Sports 2 at 9 p.m. Main card action will get going at 11 p.m. on FOX Sports 1. If interested in wagering on this parlay, or any bouts for this fight card, all betting lines are currently made available at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here is my parlay: Light Heavyweight bout: Ion Cutelaba (-160) vs Jonathan Wilson (+140) Gabe’s Thoughts: I think Cutelaba is the more powerful striker and more capable of finishing this fight. His durability is another reason why I feel that way, as I think he is harder to put away with strikes than Wilson is. I think Cutelaba also has superior cardio, so I see the fight favoring him if it makes it out of the first round. That said, I would not be surprised to see improved conditioning from Wilson, considering a poor gas tank played a big part in his first Octagon defeat. I see this fight taking place on the feet, and I think it will be a matter of time until Cutelaba lands the find ending shot. Gabe’s Call: Cutelaba by T/KO (punches, 1:42 round 1) Heavyweight bout: Curtis Blaydes (-230) vs Cody East (+190) Gabe’s Thoughts: Putting it simply, I see Blaydes finding success in taking East down and keeping him on his back, rinse and repeat for the majority of three rounds en route to a unanimous-decision victory on the judges’ scorecards while potentially securing a ground-and-pound TKO stoppage along the way. Gabe’s Call: Blaydes by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Gabe’s Recommended Parlay: Cutelaba (-160) and Blaydes (-230) at +133 for 2.7u to win 3.59u
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