MMA Odds and Ends for Tuesday: UFC Singapore Card Set
There wasn't any new fight announcements, but the UFC did confirm the full fight card for next weekend's UFC Fight Night 132 event, which takes place Saturday, June 23 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The entire 12-fight card is below, along with some of my initial thoughts on the bouts.
UFC Fight Night 132
Donald Cerrone vs. Leon Edwards (five-round non-title main event)
Ovince Saint-Preux vs. Tyson Pedro
Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Jessica Eye
Li Jingliang vs. Daichi Abe
Teruto Ishihara vs. Petr Yan
Felipe Arantes vs. Song Yadong
Rolando Dy vs. Shane Young
Song Kenan vs. Hector Aldana
Shinsho Anzai vs. Jake Matthews
Viviane Pereira vs. Yan Xionan
Matt Schnell vs. Naoki Inoue
Jenel Lausa vs. Ulka Sasaki
Obviously, the best fight on the card is the main event between Cerrone (33-10, 1 NC) and Edwards (15-3). Cerrone snapped a three-fight losing streak with a beautiful TKO win over Yancy Medeiros in his last bounce to reaffirm his spot in the top-15 in the welterweight rankings. Edwards has won five-straight bouts and is coming off of a TKO win over Peter Sobotta which was the latest knockout win in UFC history as it occured with just one second left in the fight. The odds have already been released for this bout, with Cerrone opening at -155 and Edwards at +115. Not surprisingly, the line has completely flipped and Edwards is now thre favorite, as he should be, as in my opinion this is the perfect opportunity for the Brit to jump into the top-10 at 170lbs.
The co-main event between OSP (22-11) and Pedro (7-1) should be fun as well. OSP was on a three-fight win streak and was looking like he could be a light heavyweight title contender but he was choked unconscious by Ilir Latifi in his last outing and needs to bounce back here with a win. Pedro is 3-1 in the UFC with his lone loss also against Latifi and in his last fight he picked up a submission win over Saparbek Safarov. The odds opened as a Pick 'em with both fighters at -120 a piece, but the line has since flipped and Pedro is now the favorite. It's a pretty competitive fight, but Pedro has more upside and should be favored here.
Also on the main card, Clark (9-4, 1 NC) takes on Eye (12-6, 1 NC). Clark is 2-0 so far in the UFC and is coming off of a big win over Paige VanZant and overall she has won three-straight fights. Eye has a poor UFC record of 2-5, 1 NC but she is coming off of a decision win over Kalindra Faria which saved her UFC job. The odds saw Clark open as a -170 favorite with Eye as a +130 dog and so far the line has pretty much held steady with Clark still favored to get the win.
Overall, this isn't the best card on paper, and compared to megacards like UFC 225 it falls well short, but there are quite a few bouts on this card that could surprise, and overall it should be worth tuning in to watch.
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