Diving into the UFC 190 Prelims on FOX Sports 1

Patrick-Cummins-Wins-PNGThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Rio de Janeiro tonight (August 1, 2015) with UFC 190: Rousey vs Correia ,featuring a stacked 13-fight card. The main card action will get going at 10pm ET on Pay Per View, with preliminary action preceding it at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1 and a pair of scraps on UFC Fight Pass prior to that at 7pm ET. If interested in wagering on any plays for this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at Several Bookmakerss. Headlining the televised preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 will be a welterweight contest that sees The Ultimate Fighter Season 17 veteran Neil Magny look to extend his impressive seven fight winning streak to eight when he squares off against Brazilian veteran Demian Maia, who will undoubtedly be the biggest test of the Colorado fighter’s professional mixed martial arts career. Maia will look to make it three in a row for himself by putting an end to Magny’s run in the division. After picking off seven outside of the rankings, Magny will finally be facing ranked opposition. Though he has been improving fight to fight, he will be at a massive disadvantage in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which was what cost him in his first and thus far only UFC loss against BJJ black belt Sergio Moraes. Magny opened as the underdog at the sportsbooks for this bout at +150, with Maia being favored to win at -190. The lines have since tightened up a bit and sit at a current +165/-175. Light heavyweight action precedes that contest, as California’s Patrick Cummins and Brazil’s Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante look to bounce back into the win column when they square off against each other on this Rio de Janeiro evening. This is a very important fight for both 205-pound fighters, as a long could send them all the way to the back of the light heavyweight line. It’s no secret that Cummins will be looking to take this fight to the mat and display his superior wrestling, and “Feijao” will hope to keep things on the feet and find a fight ending finish. We will either see the passing of a torch, or the ressurgence of a veteran. Cummins opened as the -155 betting favorite in this contest, with “Feijao” being an underdog at +115. My guess is that there has been action both ways but most of it has come in on Cummings, with current betting lines being -160/+150. Welterweights precede the 205-pounders with TUF veterans Warlley Alves and Nordine Taleb taking center stage in what will likely be some fun mixed martial arts action. Alves aims to make it three in a row inside the Octagon, while Taleb looks to extend his UFC winning streak to four. Alves opened as a -230 favorite in this bout, with Taleb being a +170 underdog. Lines have since tightened up a bit and sit at a current -230/+210. Getting the action started for the UFC 190 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 will be a bantamweight bout between a couple of Brazilians, as Iuri Alcantara takes on Leandro Issa. In this “winner vs loser” match-up, Alcantara will hope to return to the win column, while Issa attempts to make it three in a row by taking out his toughest test to date. Alcantara opened as a -505 betting favorite in this match-up, with Issa being a +335 underdog. The public has since backed the underdog, making current betting lines -250/+230.

Written by Gabe Killian

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