UFC Fight Night 100 Play: Pedro Munhoz (+150) vs Justin Scoggins (-170)

Pedro MunhozUFC Fight Night 100: Bader vs Nogueira II Date: November 19, 2016 Arena: Ibirapuera Gymnasium City: Sao Paulo, Brazil Bantamweight bout: Pedro Munhoz (+150) vs Justin Scoggins (-170) Fight Breakdown: The featured bout for the Fight Pass prelims for UFC Fight Night 100 in Brazil will be a bantamweight contest between Pedro “The Young Punisher” Munhoz and Justin “Tank” Scoggins, with Munhoz being a +150 ($100 to win $150) underdog and Scoggins being a -170 ($170 to win $100) betting favorite to win at Several Bookmakerss. Pedro Munhoz (12-2-1 NC MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) is coming off a first round guillotine choke submission win over Russell Doane and will be looking to make it two straight with a victory over Scoggins in this contest. “The Young Punisher” trains out of Black House MMA in Los Angeles and posseses excellent Muay Thai skills. He throws very heavy leg kicks and is effective with all limbs. The Brazilian also has good boxing skills that are constantly improving. He works an nice lead jab and throws nice hooks to the body. A lifelong martial artist, Munhoz started training in Karate and Judo as a child, which explains his solid base, as he has excellent takedown defense. He is never afraid of the fight hitting the mat, though, as he has an incredible Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game. The RFA veteran is a durable fighter with a solid chin and great cardio, so I expect him to be ready for a full 15 minutes of action against Scoggins, should the fight hit the judges’ scorecards for a decision. Justin Scoggins (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Ray Borg and currently enjoys a two-fight winning streak inside the Octagon, though those bouts came in the flyweight division and this will be his debut a weight class above in the UFC’s bantamweight division. Welcoming him in his 135-pound debut will be former RFA bantamweight champion Munhoz, who is arguably the stiffest test of the 24-year-old’s professional mixed martial arts career. “Tank” is a very well-rounded mixed martial artist who excels in every facet of the sport. He is incredibly talented on the feet, coming from a Karate background and having a fighting style similar to the likes of Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and “Super” Sage Northcutt. Scoggins is very talented on the mat, as well, having a phenomenal wrestling game and being able to work opponents to the mat and control them there. Posessing a good chin and terrific cardio, I believe Scoggins will be ready for a full three rounds of action getting into this 135-pound debut. Gabe’s Call: Munhoz by Submission (guillotine choke, 2:03 round 1) Gabe’s Thoughts: I think this is a close fight but I think there’s value in Munhoz at his underdog price of +150, as I think he should be a -150 betting favorite heading into the contest. Gabe’s Recommended Play: Munhoz (+150) 2u to win 3u

Written by Gabe Killian

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