Your Best Bets For UFC Fight Night 39’s ‘Fight of the Night’

Clay GuidaYour Best Bets For UFC Fight Night 39’s ‘Fight of the Night’ UFC Fight Night 39 will be live from the du Arena in Abu Dhabi on Friday, April 11th with eight scheduled bouts, including a four fight main card that will be broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass. After the fights have concluded, the UFC will be awarding a $50,000 ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus for the most exciting bout of the evening. To place a wager on this prop, or any others for Fight Night 39, you may do so at Several Bookmakerss. I believe the top two contenders for this prize are: Big Nog/Big Country +300 — Both of these heavyweights are tough and fight with a ton of heart every time they step foot in the Octagon, and every hardcore MMA fan knows that win or lose, these two always leave it all in the cage. I am expecting this to be a fun fight, for however long it lasts. They are both talented grapplers, but I think this bout will take place on the feet. I can see them clinching up against the cage, but I don’t think much of the fight will take place on the mat, if any at all. It is worth noting that both heavyweights are coming off losses and are in need of a win, so they will likely be looking to impress in this main event, and stay in the good graces of Dana White and the UFC. “Big Country” has won a number of ‘Knockout of the Night’ awards, but has only ever earned ‘Fight of the Night’ one time, and it came in a losing effort to Fabricio Werdum. “Big Nog” on the other hand owns two ‘Fight of the Night’ bonuses, which he earned with unanimous decision victories over Randy Couture and Tim Sylvia, respectively. Noguiera is the more polished boxer and technical striker, but Nelson hits harder. This is going to be an interesting chess-match to see, and I for one am looking forward to it. At +300, I definitely see enough value to warrant a bet. Guida/Kawajiri +225 — Out of the eight scheduled bouts in Abu Dhabi, at +225, this featherweight scrap is the favorite to take home the bonus, and rightfully so. Guida and Kawajiri are two of the most exciting mixed martial arts to ever compete in the lightweight division of the sport, and now with both of them fighting in the featherweight division, I expect the fireworks to continue. Sure, a Clay Guida fight does not guarantee excitement the way it used to. Not since that five round fight against Gray Maynard which was the biggest snooze-fest fight of the year, as it sent half the audience watching live at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City into a deep, comatose sleep. I think he learned a lesson from that fight, though, considering he opted to stand and trade with Chad Mendes in his last bout. He was doing alright, too, until Mendes caught him clean in the early going of the third frame of action. Guida never went out cold, but he got dropped, and Mendes followed with a quick barrage of strikes. The referee didn’t wait long at all before intervening, and then Guida quickly jumped back up to his feet and started jogging around. Sure, the referee stopped it a bit early, but I don’t think you can say it was a bad stoppage. Against Kawajiri, a fighter Guida has respected throughout the entirety of his career, I think he will be looking to deliver yet another memorable fight for the fans to watch for years to come. Should this fight take home the bonus, it would be the sixth for Guida, while it would be the first for Kawajiri, as it is only the second time he will be appearing inside the Octagon. I strongly believe that it will be one of these two fights that will earn the ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus. With Andrew Craig vs Chris Camozzi getting canceled this morning due to Craig having tonsillitis, UFC Fight Night 39 will now go on with eight scheduled bouts, instead of nine. Craig vs Camozzi was going to be my third option for the bonus, but since the cancelation, I’ve been left with two. I rarely say this, but I would be surprised if neither of these fights earn the bonus. That is why I think a minimum 1u bet is worth making on both fights to win.

Written by Gabe Killian

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