Main Card Parlay for UFC 189

Conor-McGregorUFC 189 Date: July 11, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, July 11th for potentially the biggest event in promotional history, UFC 189: Mendes vs McGregor. The stacked card will feature 11 bouts in entirety, including two title fights. Main card action is set to get underway at 10pm ET on Pay Per View, with a four-fight preliminary card preceding it at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1 and a pair of scraps beforehand on UFC Fight Pass at 7pm ET. If interested in wagering on this parlay, or any bouts on this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at Several Bookmakerss. Here’s my two-way parlay for UFC 189: Interim Featherweight title bout: Chad Mendes (+120) vs Conor McGregor (-140) Gabe’s Thoughts: I don’t think Mendes’ wrestling is going to be enough to beat McGregor. Outwrestling him for five rounds is the only way I could see him beating him, and I am not counting on that outcome. More than likely, I think McGregor wins this fight inside the distance. Mendes had been taking time off from training until news of Aldo’s injury broke, so I don’t think we will be getting a Chad Mendes at his 100% best. Meanwhile, that’s exactly what I believe we will be getting from McGregor, who I see becoming the new (interim) UFC Featherweight Champion of the world. Gabe’s Call: McGregor by T/KO (strikes, 3:58 round 1) Featherweight bout: Dennis Bermudez (-200) vs Jeremy Stephens (+170) Gabe’s Thoughts: I think this is Bermudez’s fight to lose and see him handily winning it, as long as he avoids a knockout blow from Stephens. “Lil’ Heathen” is amongst the hardest hitters at 145-pounds, arguably possessing the most one-punch knockout power in the division. Skill-set for skill-set, I think Bermudez is the better fighter and the one I see with a brighter future in the division. I see “The Menace” as a future title contender, while Stephens will likely fall to a role of “gatekeeper” for the remainder of his career inside the Octagon at 145-pounds. A finish would not surprise me, but I think more often than not, Bermudez gets the better of Stephens over three rounds of action for a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards at Octagon-side. Gabe’s Call: Bermudez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Gabe’s Recommended Parlay: McGregor (-140) and Bermudez (-200) at +157 for 4.55u to win 7.15u

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