Your Best Bets for UFC Fight Night 42’s ‘Fight of the Night’

UFC on FX 5Your Best Bets for UFC Fight Night 42’s ‘Fight of The Night’ UFC Fight Night 42 will be live tonight (June 7, 2014) from Albuquerque, NM for the first time in UFC history with 11 scheduled bouts, including a six fight main card that will kick off at 10pm ET on FOX Sports 1. 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 UFC Fight Night 42, you may do so at Several Bookmakerss. I believe the best-value contenders for this prize are: Hallmann/Edwards +1200 This fight has a very good chance of being entertaining, and at +1200, I feel there is great value in it. Both of these lightweights are tough and always come to fight. I would be very surprised if this fight is boring. Even if it ends up being a grappling match, I think it will still be entertaining, because Hallmann is not a lay-and-pray type of grappler. When he is in top position, he is always fishing for a T/KO or submission. Edwards is a striker who is always fun to watch, so I think the exchanges on the feet will be exciting, especially considering how his style meshes up with Hallmann’s style on the feet. I expect improvement from the Pole in this bout, specificall in his striking, and would not be surprised to see him present holes in the department for Edwards. Should this fight take home ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, it would be mean the first time for Hallmann, while being the second for the veteran Edwards. Caraway/Perez +800 Whether this bantamweight scrap lasts two minutes or goes all 15, I feel it is going to be very exciting. These bantamweights have yet to see a boring fight inside the Octagon. They both fight to win, but not only win, but also to finish. Caraway generally looks for the submission, while Perez generally looks for the knockout. I feel both of these fighters are going to come forward and look for the finish, with Perez looking for his fists to be the answer, and Caraway looking for takedowns, scrambles, and ultimately the submission for his 17th career victory in that fashion. I would be very surprised if this fight was not entertaining, so at +800, I feel there is a lot of value in this prop. Should this fight earn ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, it would mean the first time for Perez and the second time for Caraway, who earned his bonus with his entertaining fight and third round submission victory over Mitch Gagnon, in what was Caraway’s debut in the 135-pound division. Voelker/Benoist +900 This another prop I see good amount of value in. When you pit these two welterweights against each other inside the Octagon, you can bet that they are going to come forward and look to put each other away. They are both very tough and durable, so it won’t be an easy task for either. As long as this fight is not completely one-sided or does not have a very early finish, I feel it will prove to be entertaining, and ultimately a contender for the bonus. Should this welterweight scrap take home ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, it would mean the first time for Voelker, and the second time for Benoist, who earned the bonus with his unanimous decision victory over Matt Riddle in what was his promotional debut. Note: I am 5/10 with my 10 “Your Best FOTN Bets” articles, and was 5/8 before last Saturday’s double-header, the first event of which did not award any fight on the card with ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, but I felt my selection of Hein/Dober was the best fight on the card, and should have taken the award.

Written by Gabe Killian

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