UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov
Date: April 22, 2017
Arena: Bridgestone Arena
City: Nashville, TN
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads back to Nashville, TN for the fourth time in promotional history this Saturday (Aprill 22, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov. The 13-fight card is set to kick off with preliminary action on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET, which follow follow on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m., with the main card kicking off on the same channel at 10 p.m. If interested in wagering on any bouts for this fight card, all betting lines are available at Several Bookmakers.
Here is my parlay:
Lightweight bout: Scott Holtzman (-345) vs. Michael McBride (+285)
Gabe’s Thoughts: I believe Holtzman is the superior mixed martial artist heading into this 155-pound contest, and I expect him to get the better of McBride everywhere. I am not confident he will secure a finish, but I do feel confident that he will manage to win each and every round for a clear cut unanimous decision, should the fight reach the judges’ scorecards for a nod. I think it is 50/50 whether or not he scores the finish, but I do see this as Holtzman’s fight to lose, and coming off his unanimous-decision loss to Josh Emmett back in December, he is hungry for victory and aims to do so in front of his home crowd in Tennessee. I think Holtzman should be a -550 betting favorite in this bout, so I like him at his current offering price of -345.
Gabe’s Call: Holtzman by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight bout: Ovince St. Preux (-185) vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima (+160)
Gabe’s Thoughts: Early action for this bout has come in on the Brazilian, and I do not agree with that at all. Sure, OSP has appeared to be on a decline, but he has also been facing stiff opposition. De Lima is not nearly as stiff as Jon Jones, Jimi Manuwa or Volkan Oezdemir. I think this fight will be much closer to a walk in the park for St Preux than a stiff test. Outside of catching OSP with something funky, I don’t see the Brazilian finding success in this matchup. I believe this is OSP’s fight to lose, and I see him picking up an impressive victory in front of his hometown crowd in Nashville. I see a lot of value in him at his current offering price of -185, as I think he should be a -350 betting favorite heading into this 205-pound contest.
Gabe’s Call: OSP by T/KO (punches, 1:04 round 1)
Gabe’s Recommended Parlay: OSP and Holtzman at -102