Fights to Avoid Betting for UFC Fight Night 66 in the Philippines

Phillipe NoverUFC Fight Night 66 Date: May 16, 2015 Arena: SM Mall of Asia City: Pasay, Philippines The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to make it’s inaugral trip to the Philippines on Saturday (May 16) with UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs Faber. The event will feature an entirety of 12 bouts, including a six fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 10am ET, with preliminary action preciding it at 8am ET on the same channel, and a pair of scraps at 7am ET on UFC Fight Pass prior to that. If interested in wagering on this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at Several Bookmakerss. My Fights to AVOID betting for UFC Fight Night 66 are: Featherweight bout: Phillipe Nover (+155) vs Yui Chul Nam (-175) Gabe’s Thoughts: I think this is a close fight that could go either way. I am making Nover my pick because I am personally rooting for him to win the fight, however even at his current underdog price of +155, I don’t feel comfortable making a play. Dog or pass situation, and I pass. Gabe’s Call: Nover by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Gabe’s Recommended Play: AVOID Welterweight bout: Dhiego Lima (-190) vs Li Jingliang (+165) Gabe’s Thoughts: Lima should be able to win at least two out of three rounds to pick up a decision here, but I don’t trust that he will, and I think he is being overvalued at his current betting price of -190. There is slight value here with “The Leech” but even at his current price, I don’t feel comfortable playing him. In short, I think this ultimately has to be a fight to avoid at the sportsbooks this weekend. Gabe’s Call: Lima by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Gabe’s Recommended Play: AVOID Flyweight bout: Nolan Ticman (-230) vs Zhuikui Yao (+190) Gabe’s Thoughts: Both fighters make their UFC 125-pound debuts in this contest after going 1-0 in the promotion’s bantamweight division, with Ticam losing a unanimosu decision to Frankie Saenz and Yao dropping a controversial split decision to Royston Wee. I lean with Ticman to get his hand raised in this contest, but I think it’s a closer fight than the betting odds currently indicate. That said, I don’t think the dog offers enough value to make a move, so it’s another dog or pass situation I’m going to opt to skip out on. Gabe’s Call: Ticman by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Gabe’s Recommended Play: AVOID

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