Your Best Bets for UFC Fight Night 56’s ‘Fight of the Night’

Alan JoubanUFC Fight Night 56 Date: November 8, 2014 Arena: Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves City: Uberlandia, Mina Gerais, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Brazil this Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 56 with a five fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 10:30pm ET. Preliminary action will be preceding it at 2pm ET on FOX Sports 2. 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 172, you may do so at Several Bookmakerss. I believe the best-valued contenders for UFC Fight Night 56’s ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus are: Jouban/Alves +475 — I think this fight is only going to last a few minutes, but it’s going to be an action-packed few minutes that will have fight fans on the edge of their seats until one man goes down in a fashion that makes us jump to our feet. I think this is going to be a very fun striking war for however long it lasts, and at the current betting price of +475, I think there is enough value to throw a little something on it. This welterweight scrap is the second UFC bout for both 170-pounders who are each 1-0 inside the Octagon, with Jouban having scored an impressive first round knockout over “The Polish Pistola” Seth Baczynski and Alves defeating Marcio Alexandre via guillotine choke submission to become the TUF Brazil season three winner. Should these two take home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, it would certainly be the first time for both fighters. Lima/Ansaroff +1500 — Ansaroff is set to make her promotional debut on the heels of a very impressive five fight winning streak with all five victories coming inside the distance; four via T/KO and one by submission. It goes without saying that she is a finisher, and she will be looking to extend that streak against Lima in what she hopes to be an impressive debut. The Brazilian is a tough test for her, even though she is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk in what was her promotional debut. I except Ansaroff to get the better of Brazilian in this bout and extend her winning streak to six in a row, though I do think Lima could really go for it in front of the Brazilian crowd, so I could see this fight as being a real sleeper for the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, especially at the current huge underdog odds of +1500. It those ridiculous odds, I think this is worth a stab, especially considering how much Dana White likes to reward the women’s fighters. Magalhaes/Smith +850 — I think this middleweight scrap could result in a very entertaining, technique-lacking brawl that really gets the crowd riled up. At the current huge underdog price of +850, I really like it for a play. Smith has already claimed one ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus during his time with the UFC, so should these 185-pounders take home the evening’s honors, it would mean the second time for him, while being the first for the Brazilian. Smith bounced back with a unanimous decision victory over Tor Troeng this past Summer and will be looking to make it two in a row against Magalhaes, who will be looking to extend his own winning streak to four, as he has defeating Karlos Vemola, Nick Ring and Luke Zachrich in his last three outings. I think this could very well be an entertaining fight, unless they decide to turn it into a grappling affair, which is also a realistic possibility. Though, at +850, it’s worth the gamble.

Written by Gabe Killian

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