UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey Date: December 30, 2016 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The UFC 207 fight card is stacked with 10 scheduled bouts, with preliminary action getting underway at 6:30 p.m. (ET) on UFC Fight Pass and continuing on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. The main card will be live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m., and all betting lines will be made available at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Welterweight title bout: Johny Hendricks (+100) vs. Neil Magny (-120) Gabe’s Thoughts: I was looking forward to playing Magny in this contest, but after doing my homework on the matchup and looking into where Hendricks appears to be mentally, I have had a change of heart and now favor the former UFC welterweight champion to get his hand raised in this contest. Hendricks is done fighting if he comes out short, and he is going to leave it all inside the Octagon. I think his best, even at this point in his career, will be enough to get past Magny. I could see him catching Magny and putting his lights out, but I think a more likely outcome is “Bigg Rigg” outwrestling Magny for a unanimous-decision nod from the judges at Octagon-side. Gabe’s Call: Hendricks by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Gabe’s Recommended Play: Hendricks (+100) 2u to win 2u Welterweight bout: Alex Oliveira (-105) vs. Tim Means (-115) Gabe’s Thoughts: Personally, I am a big fan of Means and would want to see him get his hand raised. However, I think this is a bad stylistic matchup for him, as I see the Brazilian being able to close the distance, use his wrestling and grind out a decision victory. I don’t think Oliveira is going to opt to stand and trade with Means. He has displayed high fight IQ thus far in his Octagon career, and I expect him to play it smart and outwrestle Means in this contest, getting the better of him for at least two out of three rounds en route to a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards. Gabe’s Call: Oliveira by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Gabe’s Recommended Play: Oliveira (-105) 2.1u to win 2u All of my content and plays are free. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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