Pair of Preliminary Card Parlays for UFC Fight Night 65 in Australia

hiokiUFC Fight Night 65 Date: May 9, 2015 Arena: Adelaide Entertainment Centre City: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to return to Australia this Saturday (May 9, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 65: Miocic vs Hunt. The event will feature an entirety of 12-bouts, all live on UFC Fight Pass. Preliminary action will get going at 7:45pm ET with eight bouts, and the four-fight main card will get underway at 11pm ET. If interested in wagering on this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. Here are a pair of preliminary card parlays for UFC Fight Night 65 in Australia: Featherweight bout: Daniel Hooker (+250) vs Hatsu Hioki (-300) Gabe’s Thoughts: I think this is a good spot for Hioki to pick up a win and return to the win column. I could see him ending this fight inside the distance or taking home a decision, so I will be avoiding playing props on this fight, though I do like Hioki straight up. I think the Japanese veteran will get the better of Hooker both on the feet and on the mat in this match-up and when it’s all said and then, I expect he will get his hand raised, while Hooker falls to a two fight skid inside the Octagon. Gabe’s Call: Hioki by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Middleweight bout: Daniel Kelly (+325) vs Sam Alvey (-420) Gabe’s Thoughts: To put it simply, Alvey is the superior fighter heading into this 185-pound scrap and I expect him to get the better of the undefeated Australian, ultimately handing him his first official professional mixed martial arts loss. Kelly may want to strike with Alvey rather than attempt takedowns, but if he does try to take Alvey down, I think Alvey will successfully defend his attempts and keep the fight on the feet, where he will outclass Kelly and likely put him away. Gabe’s Call: Alvey by T/KO (strikes, 3:23 round 1) Middleweight bout: Brad Scott (-115) vs Dylan Andrews (-105) Gabe’s Thoughts: Scott very much disappointed me in his last fight and lost points in my book, but I can’t ignore the fact that he is the more talented fighter getting into this bout. The reason I was disappointed in him is because he showed no heart and no desire to win. After losing the first round to Claudio Silva, he came back and easily won the second, but was easily taken down by his opponent in the third and kept down for the remainder of the round, ultimately losing a unanimous 29-28 decision. What makes it bad is that he dominated the second round and he was fresh heading into the third round while Silva was terribly fatigued. The fighter who had no gas left in his tank managed to take Scott down and lay on him for the entire round without Scott making a legitimate attempt to get the fight back to the feet where he was in full control. That fight left me very sour on Scott, but I think will bounce back in this match-up against the 35-year old Andrews who has been plagued with injuries and on a decline. I give Scott the edge on the feet in this contest, and contrary to popular opinion, I also give him the edge in grappling. Despite being outgrappled in his last bout, I think he has some decent offensive grappling skills and could see him using it to grind Andrews out and pick up the W that way. I think he will mix it up with his striking, clinch-work against the cage and some takedowns to ultimately pick up a unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards, however I think a finish by either T/KO or submission are both very realistic possibilities, as well. Gabe’s Call: Alvey by T/KO (strikes, 3:23 round 1) Gabe’s Recommended Parlays: 1) Hioki (-300), Alvey (-420) and Scott (-115) at +208 for 4.1u to win 8.55u, 2) Kelly/Alvey Under 1.5 rounds (+130) and Scott/Andrews Over 1.5 rounds (-190) at +251 for 1.75u to win 4.39u

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