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 (April 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 follows on FX 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.
Flyweight bout: Dustin Ortiz (-210) vs. Brandon Moreno (+175)
Gabe’s Thoughts: This is simply a value play, as I see this being a close fight that could go either way. Ultimately, I favor the veteran Ortiz to do enough to take the nod, but Moreno is a complete gamer, constantly improving and tough to count out. I think he should be a +130 underdog here, so I see value in him at the currently offered underdog price of +175.
Gabe’s Call: Ortiz by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Gabe’s Recommended Play: Moreno (+175)
Women’s Strawweight bout: Jessica Penne (-145) vs. Danielle Taylor (+125)
Gabe’s Thoughts: I think Taylor finds some success on the feet against Penne in this contest, and I also see her managing to keep things on the feet for the better half of three rounds. Should Penne manage to take the fight to the mat, I think Taylor’s chances of holding her own down there. We have yet to see it, but she does have a solid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game of her own, so I don’t expect her to be a fish out of water should this fight hit the canvas. I think Taylor should be a slight betting favorite in this matchup, so I like her for a play at her current underdog price-tag of +125.
Gabe’s Call: Taylor by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gabe’s Recommended Play: Taylor (+125)