MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Number Of New UFC Fights Booked

Conor McGregor The UFC today announced a number of new fights, including a rematch between welterweight studs Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann, which will headline August 28th UFC on FOX Sports 1 card in Indianapolis, IN. The fight, which will be contested for five rounds, was broken down in greater detail on earlier today. Another fight that was announced was a women’s bantamweight fight between Liz Carmouche and UFC newcomer Jessica Andrade, which was booked for UFC on FOX 8 according to This is a very strange matchup between Carmouche, who just fought for the title, and Andrade, who is a complete unknown, but it’s likely a fight that’s designed to get Carmouche back on track and she should definitely open the fight as a -300 favorite if not more. The UFC also booked two new bouts for the upcoming UFC on FOX Sports 1 card, which takes place August 17 in Boston, MA. The first fight is a bout between top prospect Conor McGregor and TUF Live vet Andy Ogle, while the second bout sees former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown return to action to take on TUF 14 alum Akira Corassani. The fight between McGregor and Ogle is definitely a squash match and it’s clearly designed to get McGregor another highlight-reel KO victory as he moves his way up the 145-pound ladder. Expect McGregor to open up around -500 with the comeback on Ogle being +400, and if that’s the case then I see value in McGregor, who I just can’t see losing this fight. Although Ogle is tough and always game, McGregor is a more talented fighter and has an insane amount of power for the weight class so I see him winning this quite easily. As for the bout between Brown and Corassani, well, although Corassani has looked solid as of late Brown is a former world champ and possesses some of the best wrestling in the business. He also trains at American Top Team, one of the best camps in the world. Brown will likely open at around -200 with the comeback on Corassani being +150 or higher and if that’s the case I like a bet on Brown, who I believe will be able to get the takedowns and win the fight on the judges’ scorecards. And one last fight is a middleweight bout between Clint Hester and TUF Brazil winner Cezar Mutante, which takes place at UFC 163 on August 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It’s a decent fight as Hester has solid striking and is improving, but his weakness is the ground game and Mutante has some serious talent on the mat. Expect Mutante to open at around -200 with the comeback on Hester being +150, but if Hester can land one of his devastating power punches on Mutante’s suspect chin don’t be shocked if the underdog comes through.

Written by Adam Martin.

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