UFC APEX welcomes this mixed martial arts (MMA) back to “Sin City”. on the night of August 1, 2020, when 185-pound veteran Derek Brunson tries to stop the rise of the upcoming middle-aged star Edmen Shahbazyan in the ESPN + main event.
The “UFC Vegas 5” battle card also includes a clash between the top five players, Joanne Calderwood and Jennifer Maia, along with a number of potential barnburners, including Vicente Luque vs. Randy Brown and Lando Vannata vs. Bobby Green 2.
Although we are still a few weeks away from another major pay-per-view (PPV) event, it is never too early to start saving.
What was wrong in the UFC on ESPN 14?
Everything was worked out on the bottom card, although Francisco Trinaldo was sweating a little. Unfortunately, while my prediction that Gadzhimurad Antigulov would be able to win over Paul Craig proved to be correct, my prediction that he would subsequently dominate the mat proved to be catastrophically incorrect. Oh good; still a profit, just not a jackpot.
Martinez Jonathan (-250) vs. Frankie Saenz (+210)
Gerers Meerschaert (-175) vs. Ed Herman (+155)
Ray Borg (-235) vs. Nathan Maness (+195)
Perez Markus (-200) Eric Spicely (+170)
Valiev Timur (-155) vs. Jamall Emmers (+135)
Gutierrez Chris (-350) Cody Durden (+290)
thoughts: The three men who are fighting over their ideal weight classes may seem like strange choices, but believe me. Gerald Meerschaert, Ray Borg and Timur Valiev are worth your time.
I do not think it is unfair to say that Ed Herman’s recent heavyweight success came against a very limited opposition. Pat Cummins is notoriously fragile and Khadis Ibragimov has thrown out his UFC career by throwing instead of relying on his excellent sambo game. Meerschaert is a more effective striker and subordinate artist than either of these two, and even reeling by losing Ian Heinisch is still too hard for Herman to be too resilient to fire and too polite for Herman to fall on the mat. . “GM3” returns to the winnings column.
Nathan Maness is a solid fighter with some nice wins in his records, but in his game he showed some huge shortcomings that allowed Taylor Lapilus to comprehensively disassemble him despite the significant height advantages of “Mayhem”. While Borg’s lack of reach may seem daunting on paper, Maness is not a difficult person to bridge the gap and is at the wrong end of the battle for the speed of his hands. The Borg has tools that hold their own on their feet and on the mat, so bet.
Timur Valiev, although a natural Bantamweight, had an excellent course at the PFL tournament with a capacity of 201 kilograms, which showed his speed and variety. Emmers, though a capable striker and a very effective wrestler, has a disturbing habit of indulging his opponents in the strokes that forced him to be eliminated in the Contender Series and defeated by Gig Chikaze in his 80th debut. He can’t afford a slow start against Valiev, and even if he gets his head straight, Valiev has a remarkable advantage and enough balance and coding ability to mitigate the threat of Emmer’s arrests. Expect a strong debut from Ricardo Almeida BJJ.
Shahbazyan Edmen (-320) Derek Brunson (+260)
Vannata Lando (-145) Bobby Green (+125)
Calderwood Joanne (-160) Jennifer Maia (+140)
Luque Vicente (-185) vs. Randy Brown (+160)
Holland Holland (-210) Trevin Giles (+175)
thoughts: Bobby Green and Vicente Luque are underestimated here.
Defeating Yancy Medeiros, who had suffered life-changing battles in his previous battles, and Marcos Mariano, who was signed as cannon fodder, had little to convince me that Lando Vannata would finally fulfill his potential. On the other hand, when Francisco Trinaldo and Drakkar Klose gave everything they could handle, it was quite clear that Green’s recovery was not a joke. If Green can prevent him from falling out of the first round 10-8 as in the past, he must take over the goods during the fight. It is a change in the worst case and slightly prefers the best green, thanks to which the “king” is a valuable choice of pitch.
Honestly, I don’t understand the advantages of Randy Brown over Vicente Luque other than height and reach. Luque has much more firepower, a ridiculously resistant chin, better technical kickboxes and a more dangerous ground game. It is highly unlikely that Brown will go to the “Silent Killer” or find lasting wrestling success and leave him at the mercy of some of the division’s toughest hands. Luque is too hard, too neat and too powerful to play “Rude Boy” or for virtually anyone outside the top of the 10th Welterweight table.
Best bets on UFC Vegas 5:
Parlay-Ray Borg and Vicente Luque: $ 50 to $ 60
Parlay-Gerald Meerschaert and Timur Valiev: $ 40 to earn $ 63.60
Single bet-Bobby Green: $ 40 to $ 50
Between the possible serious action fights and the debut, which must be watched on the bottom card, this one does not look too embarrassed.
Initial investment by 2020: $ 300
Current total: $ 443.76
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