With 2016 coming to an end, UFC 207 is your last chance this year to cash in on some serious underdogs. At UFC 207, both the men’s and women’s bantamweight titles are on the line highlighting the card. Ronda Rousey’s return is the talk of fans and many wonder how she’ll fair after a year layoff, and where her confidence is after a devastating knockout loss. In the co-main Dominick Cruz looks to keep his winning ways rolling when he faces team alpha male standout Cody Garbrandt in a fantastic affair. For full card predictions and live tweeting, follow @EthanRubyMMA and @realmmanews on twitter.
Here’s some bets on the card and some long shots worth betting:
Tim Means wins 3 round decision (+277)
Coming back off a tainted supplement suspension, “The Dirty Bird” is full of motivation and has a very winnable fight in front of him vs Alex Oliveira. Means is 6-1 in his last 7 and has a very long frame for 170 pounds; the perfect reach and size for Alex Oliveira who is moving up after missing weight in his last bout. I don’t see Means losing this fight and Oliveira has never been finished. At +277, this bet is too hard to pass up on.
T.J. Dillashaw wins inside the distance (+374)
John Lineker is a fan favourite for his big power and crazy fights, but against a technician like Dillashaw that will be his demise. Dillashaw is the bigger fighter with the advantage on the mat and a technical advantage on the feet. Dillashaw would be smart to take this fight to the ground where he could submit or pound out Lineker for the win inside the decision.
Dominick Cruz wins 5 round decision (+145)
Dominick Cruz is the king of outworking opponents and always being one step ahead; literally. Cruz’s footwork is the best in the game and possesses incredible timing on his combinations to take little damage. This style is perfect to defeat Cody Garbrandt who has never fought someone of this calibre. Even though he has a chance for a knockout, Garbrandt is just a step behind Cruz at this point, but is someone to watch in the future.Dominick Cruz wins 5 round decision (+145)
Ronda Rousey wins via submission (+130)
A year ago, Rousey by submission at plus money was completely unthinkable, but after a year away and a loss, fans are ready to be sceptics. Rousey’s judo game and submissions are world class and can absolutely be used to stop Amanda Nunes, and fast. Many people are ready write off Rousey, but I’m not yet sold on her demise.