UFC 215 is live from the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada tonight. Due to Ray Borg having to pull out of his main event bout against Demetrious Johnson, the fight has been scrapped. The new main event for UFC 215 is Amanda Nunes defending her Bantamweight title against Valentina Shevchenko. The co-main event is a pivotal battle in the welterweight division where Neil Magny faces off against Rafael Dos Anjos.
The five fight main card also includes, Henry Cejudo vs. Wilson Reis in what should be an exciting fight between two of the top five flyweights in the world, Ilir Latifi takes on up-and-comer Tyson Pedro in a battle of light heavyweights and Gilbert Melendez makes his return to the cage when he goes up against fellow MMA veteran Jeremy Stephens.
The early prelims will air on UFC Fight Pass starting at 6PM CT, with Fox Sports 1 taking over at 7PM CT for the prelims. The main card starts at 9PM CT on PPV.
Here are the current odds and my predictions of each fight.
Note: The predictions in this column do not necessarily mean that I will be betting them. I have changed my mind in the past and gone the other way after conducting more research. For all of my official bets follow me on Twitter @FightChampBlog. You can also find all of my official MMA bets at betmmatips.com.
Amanda Nunes (14-4) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (14-2) – Bantamweight 135 lbs.
Current Odds: Shevchenko -130; Nunes ev.
Pick: Shevchenko by TKO
Neil Magny (19-6) vs. Rafael Dos Anjos (26-9) – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Current Odds: Dos Anjos -200; Magny +160
Pick: Dos Anjos by Decision
Henry Cejudo (10-2) vs. Wilson Reis (22-7) – Flyweight 125 lbs.
Current Odds: Cejudo -345; Reis +275
Pick: Cejudo bt Decision
Ilir Latifi (13-5, 1 NC) vs. Tyson Pedro (6-0) – Light Heavyweight 205 lbs.
Current Odds: Pedro -145; Latifi +115
Pick: Pedro by Submission
Jeremy Stephens (25-13) vs. Gilbert Melendez (22-6) – Featherweight 145 lbs.
Current Odds: Melendez -120; Stephens -110
Pick: Melendez by decision
Prelims Quick Look
Ketlen Vieira +170 over Sara McMann -220
Ashlee Evans-Smith -270 over Sarah Moras +215
Gavin Tucker -305 over Rick Glenn +245
White -210 over Clarke +165
Bhullar -210 over Henrique +165
Martins -535 over Johnson +395
Enjoy the fights!
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