Your Best Bets for UFC 177’s ‘Fight of the Night’

FergusonUFC 177 Date: August 30, 2014 Arena: Sleep Train Arena City: Sacramento, CA UFC 177 will be live from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA for the second time in eight months with an eight-fight card, including a five-fight main card that will be live on Pay Per View at 10pm ET. If interested in wagering on these proposition plays, or any other plays for this fight card, you may do so at Several Bookmakerss. I believe the best-value contenders for this prize are: Castillo/Ferguson +575 — Castillo is fighting in front of family and friends in his hometown of Sacramento so we know he will be leaving it all in the cage; if he makes it a competitive fight against Ferguson, I believe this fight will definitely have a great chance of taking home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors. Both of these lightweights are coming off very impressive finishes, with Castillo scoring a very impressive come-from-behind one-punch knockout over “The Spaniard’ Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172 back in April, and Ferguson dismantling and knocking out Katsunori Kikuno in the very first round of action UFC 173 three months ago, sending the Japanese veteran down to the featherweight division. Should this 155-pound scrap take home the bonus, it would mean the first time for Ferguson, while being the second for Castillo, who earned his first with a three-round war with lethal Brazilian Muay Thai striker Edson Barboza last December. As long as there is no early finish to this fight, I have no doubt we will be in for some exciting action. If the fight goes three minutes or all 15, I think it will be a barn-burner. At the current betting line of +575, it is only one of two fights on the nine-fight card I see enough value in to warrant a small wager. The other being… Ferreira/Nijem +850 — This is the fight on the main card I see most value in. It will more than likely not go the distance; and even if it only lasts a couple of minutes, I think it will be action-packed and pure fireworks. I expect both of these lightweights to go out and search for a finish from the opening bell, and I feel one of them will eventually find it; Ferreira would be the wiser side to go with, but after Nijem’s last performance, I find it hard to bet against him right now, as I feel he could have another surprise right up his sleeve. I would not be surprised to see him get his second consecutive win over an undefeated opponent; and this one would mean a lot more than the last, as Ferreira is a champion coming from one of the more respected organizations on the regional circuit in Legacy FC. Should this scrap take home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, it would mean the first time for both lightweights.

Written by Gabe Killian

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