Your Best Bets for UFC Fight Night 120's 'Fight of the Night'


UFC Fight Night 120: Poirier vs. Pettis
Date: November 11
Arena: Ted Constant Convocation Center
City: Norfolk, VA

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is heading to Norfolk, VA for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 120: Poirier vs. Pettis. The stacked 13-fight card is set to kick off with prelims on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. Preliminary action will continue on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m., with the main card getting going on the same channel at 10 p.m. If interested in wagering on any bouts for these fight cards, all betting lines are made available at 5Dimes Sportsbook.

These are your best bets for the bonus:

Poirier/Pettis (+350) || 1u to win 3.5u

Dustin Poirier is back in his first main event slot since being knocked out by Michael Johnson in Texas last September. This is his third time in a UFC main event, and he is 0-2, but as they say; the third time’s the charm. For Anthony Pettis, this is his fourth UFC main event, for which his record is 1-3 going in. Poirier and Pettis are amongst the most entertaining and electrifying 155-pounders to watch on the UFC’s roster, so I expect this to be an entertaining scrap from start to finish, regardless of how long it lasts. Stylistically, this has all the makings for a phenomenal main event, and if it wraps up the night of fights on a high note, I think there is a very good chance it could take home the bonus. If so, it would be the fourth time for Poirier, while being the first for Pettis in the UFC.

Guida/Lauzon (+550) 1u to win 5.5u

Clay Guida versus Joe Lauzon that kind of feels like we are turning back the clock, and I gotta say, I’m into it. This is the kind of matchups I prefer to see for veterans of the promotion. I think this matchup has all the makings of being a classic Clay Guida and Joe Lauzon fight. Pit them against each other, and you can’t fail, right? If both fighters show up in shape, ready for war, then I think this fight will be just that; a war. For that reason, I think there is a good chance they end up taking home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors. That would be the seventh time for Guida and the eight for Lauzon.

Hill/Ansaroff (+1250) 1u to win 12.5u

Angela Hill and Nina Ansaroff is a matchup in the UFC’s women’s strawweight division that I expect to play out for all three rounds, and for it to take place largely, if not entirely on the feet. Both ladies are tough to put away on the feet, so I except a good battle. There is a chance it could be lackluster, but I am not counting on that. I think more likely than not, this will be a fun fight, and at +1250, I cannot pass this value up. If they produce serious fireworks, which is a possibility, as I believe they are both very hungry and eager to get their hands raised in Virginia today, then I think they will stand a decent chance at going home with an extra 50k in their pockets. Should they manage to earn the bonus, it would be the second time for Hill, while being the first for Ansaroff.

2017 FOTN results: 6–7 for +9.25u

Hits:

Andrade/Hill (+800) at UFC Fight Night 104 Teymur/Vannata (+450) at UFC 209 Burgos/Rosa (+700) at UFC 210 Holloway/Aldo (+300) at UFC 212 Stephens/Melendez (+425) at UFC 215 Zaleski/Griffin (+750) at UFC Fight Night 119

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Gabe Killian

Gabe Killian

Gabe Killian is a mixed martial arts journalist and handicapper, as well as a stand-up comedian and writer.
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