UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs. Tybura
Date: November 18
Arena: Qudos Bank Arena
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is heading to Sydney, Australia for the fifth time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 121: Werdum vs. Tybura. The 13-fight card is scheduled to kick off with preliminary action at 6:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass, with the prelims continuing at 8 p.m. on FOX Sports 1 and the main card getting underway 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.
These are your best bets for the bonus:
Matthews/Velickovic (+600) || 1u to win 3.5u
Jake Matthews is moving up to the UFC’s welterweight division after dropping two in a row at 155 pounds. Welcoming him at 170 pounds is Bojan Velickovic, who is making a quick turnaround following a unanimous decision loss to surging undefeated prospect Darren Till. Matthews generally delivers entertaining performances, and while Velickovic is generally a not-so-exciting point fighter, he has been trying to be more entertaining as of late, and if he does not remain too conservative against Matthews, we could be in for one helluva scrap. Should these two walk away with the bonus, it would be the second time for the Australian, Matthews, while being the first for the Colorado-based Velickovic.
Shelton/Lausa (+650) 1u to win 6.5u
Eric Shelton is coming off back to back split decision losses and seeks his first UFC victory in this contest where he takes on Jenel Lausa, who is coming off a unanimous decision loss to then-undefeated Magomed Bibulatov. I expect Shelton versus Lausa to be an entertaining scrap that takes place largely, if not entirely on the feet, where I think both flyweights will have their moments. Despite both 125-pounders having the ability to finish fights, they are also both tough to put away, and stylistically, I think this is a matchup that plays out for all three rounds more often than not, which means I think there is a good chance we are in for 15 minutes of fireworks. I think this fight is a sleeper for the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus, and at +650, it is my favorite play for the prop. Should they manage to earn the honors, it would be the first time for both flyweights.