UFC Fight Night 120: Poirier vs. Pettis
Date: November 11
Arena: Ted Constant Convocation Center
City: Norfolk, VA
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is heading to Norfolk, VA for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 120: Poirier vs. Pettis. The stacked 13-fight card is set to kick off with prelims on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET. Preliminary action will continue on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m., with the main card getting going on the same channel at 10 p.m. If interested in wagering on any bouts for these fight cards, all betting lines are made available at Several Bookmakers.
Here is my parlay:
Welterweight bout: Matt Brown (-340) vs. Diego Sanchez (+310)
Gabe’s Thoughts: At this point in his career, I don’t see how Sanchez wins this fight outside of Brown getting disqualified. I believe this is Brown’s fight to lose and I see him coming out on top with flying colors. He should earn a highlight reel finish in this one, and though he may be retiring after this bout, I think Sanchez is the one who really should be retiring, and I expect this 170-pound contest to be evidence of that. Even at -340, I think Brown holds serious value, as I believe he should be between -1500 and -2000 in this co-main event bout.
Gabe’s Call: Brown by T/KO (strikes, 3:10 round 1)
Women’s Strawweight bout: Tatiana Suarez (-280) vs. Viviane Pereira (+255)
Gabe’s Thoughts: I think Suarez holds great value at her current offering price of -280, as I think she should be somewhere between a -1400 betting favorite in this women’s 115-pound contest. That is keeping in mind the fact that she is coming off an injury layoff. Were it not for her injury and extended layoff, I would have put her at a solid -2000. She is at a striking disadvantage in this bout, but I don’t expect that to matter one bit. I believe she will find success in taking this fight to the mat, where I see her dominating the Brazilian. I favor a submission finish for Suarez, but if she fails to secure it, I think we will see three 10-8 rounds en route to a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards. I see this as being her fight to lose, so I believe Suarez will come out on top with an impressive victory in Virginia; ultimately remaining undefeated, while giving Pereira her first taste of professional mixed martial arts defeat.
Gabe’s Call: Suarez by Submission (neck crank, 3:23 round 1)
Gabe’s Recommended Parlay: Brown (-340) and Suarez (-280) at -133