Your Best Bets for UFC Fight Night 50’s ‘Fight of the Night’

Sean-SorianoUFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT UFC Fight Night 50 will be live this Friday night from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT. The event will produce a 10-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 9pm ET, with a preliminary card preceding it at 7pm ET on the very same channel. 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: Mousasi/Souza +275 — I am in agreement with the +275 betting line for this prop, as I feel this main event scrap is the fight on this entire 10-fight card that has the biggest chance of taking home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus. This is a rematch of a bout that took place several years ago in Japan under the DREAM banner, in which Mousasi defeated “Jacare” via upkick knockout in the very first round of action. I feel like this is going to be a great fight, whether it lasts three minutes or goes all 15. Should this bout earn the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, it would mean the first time for the Brazilian, while being the second for the Armenian, as he earned one in his five-round main event decision loss to Lyoto Machida in Brazil nearly seven months ago. Overeem/Rothwell +650 — If Rothwell is able to be remotely competitive in this match-up, I think it will have a great chance of taking home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ award, regardless of whether it lasts a few minutes or goes for all three rounds of action. This is a fight between a pair of heavyweight finishers who go for the kill right from the opening bell. They don’t try to hide the fact that they are looking for the finish, and looking for it early. I think this bout has a great chance of producing fireworks; I feel it’s going to be a very fun fight to watch; one we will enjoy, even if it only lasts all but 0:20 seconds of action. Should this scrap take home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus, it would mean the first time for both heavyweights. At the current betting line of +650, I feel there is some good value in this prop, as I think it should be +450. Worth a small stab for sake of value, in case the main event doesn’t deliver. Skelly/Soriano +900 — This is my dark-horse to take home the prize. This is the very first fight of the night, kicking off the UFC Fight Night 50 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1. Both of these featherweights are full of heart and have a “leave it all in the cage” mentality when it comes to fighting. I believe they will both be looking to impress, and ultimately start the show off on a high note. They are both generally fun to watch and win or lose, they deliver every they step inside the cage. This will be the third Octagon outing for Skelly, while being the second for Soriano. Skelly is making a very quick turnaround since picking up a first round submission victory over Tom Niinimaki at UFC Fight Night 49 just two weeks ago in Oklahoma. At the current betting line of +900, I feel there is enough value in this prop to warrant a stab.

Written by Gabe Killian

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