The UFC continues its International Tour with a stop at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia for UFC Fight Night 121. The main event takes place in the heavyweight division where Fabricio Werdum takes on Marcin Tybura.
Werdum steps back into the cage after picking up a quick victory over Walt Harris at UFC 216. The Brazilian is 2-2, alternating wins and losses over his last four fights. Marcin Tybura is 3-1 under the UFC banner and currently on a three fight winning streak. His most recent fight was at UFC Fight Night 111 where he where he decisioned Andrei Arlovski.
The co-main event takes us to the women’s flyweight division where Bec Rawlings goes up against the debuting Jessica-Rose Clark. Rawlings will be looking to put a halt to a two-fight losing streak. Her latest loss occurred at UFC Fight Night 104 where she dropped a decision to Tecia Torres.
The main card also includes Tim Means vs. Belal Muhammad in what should be a very exciting fight, Australian Jake Matthews vs. Bojan Velickovic, Elias Theodorou vs. Dan Kelly and Alexander Volkanovski vs. Humberto Bandenay.
The early prelims will air on Fight Pass starting at 5:30 PM CT, with Fox Sports 1 taking over at 7 PM CT for the prelims. Keep it on FS1 for the main card starting at 9 PM CT.
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Here are the current odds and my predictions for 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.
Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1) vs. Marcin Tybura (16-2) – Heavyweight 265 lbs.
Current Odds: Werdum -330; Tybura +260
Pick: Werdum by Submission
Bec Rawlings (7-6) vs. Jessica-Rose Clark (7-4, 1 NC) – Flyweight 125 lbs.
Current Odds: Rawlings -130; Clark ev.
Pick: Clark by Decision
Tim Means (27-8, 1 NC) vs. Belal Muhammad (12-2) – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Current Odds: Means -225; Muhammad +175
Pick: Means by Decision
Jake Matthews (11-3) vs. Bojan Velickovic (15-5-1) – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Current Odds: Matthews -145; Velickovic +115
Pick: Matthews by Decision
Elias Theodorou (14-2) vs. Daniel Kelly (13-2) – Middleweight 185 lbs.
Current Odds: Theodorou -320; Kelly +250
Pick: Theodorou by Decision
Alexander Volkanovski (15-1) vs. Shane Young (11-3) – Featherweight 145 lbs.
Current Odds: Volkanovski -650; Young +450
Pick: Volkanovski by TKO
Ryan Benoit (9-5) vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian (13-2) – Flyweight 125 lbs.
Current Odds: Benoit -280; Mokhtarian +220
Pick: Benoit by TKO
Nik Lentz (29-8-2, 1 NC) vs. Will Brooks (18-3) – Lightweight 155 lbs.
Current Odds: Brooks -475; Lentz +350
Pick: Brooks by Decision
Anthony Hamilton (15-8) vs. Adam Wieczorek (8-1) – Heavyweight 265 lbs.
Current Odds: Wieczorek -165; Hamilton +135
Pick: Wieczorek by TKO
Damien Brown (17-10) vs. Frank Camacho (20-5) – Lightweight 155 lbs.
Current Odds: Camacho -130; Brown ev.
Pick: Camacho by Decision
Alex Chambers (5-2) vs. Nadia Kassem (4-0) – Strawweight 115 lbs.
Current Odds: Kassem -185; Chambers +155
Pick: Kassem by TKO
Jenel Lausa (7-3) vs. Eric Shelton (10-4) – Flyweight 125 lbs.
Current Odds: Shelton -365; Lausa +285
Pick: Shelton by Submission
Rashad Coulter (8-2) vs. Tai Tuivasa (5-0) – Heavyweight 265 lbs.
Current Odds: Tuivasa -175; Coulter +145
Pick: Tuivasa by TKO
Enjoy the fights!
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