Main Card Plays for UFC 197

Yair RodriguezUFC 197 Date: April 23, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is live on Pay Per View this Saturday night (April 23, 2016) with UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux. The action-packed 12-fight card kicks off at 6:30pm ET on UFC Fight Pass, with preliminary action continuing at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1 and the main card getting going at 10pm ET on Pay Per View. If interested in wagering on these plays, or any plays for this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at Several Bookmakerss. Here are my main card plays: Flyweight title bout: Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (-400) vs Henry Cejudo (+355) Gabe’s Thoughts: I see so many people counting Cejudo out of this fight. I’m not one of them. I personally think he has a legitimate chance at pulling off an upset, largely because he presents a big question mark. I don’t think Johnson has faced anybody who possesses the combination of Olympic gold level wrestling, boxing and power that Cejudo brings to the table. I also think Cejudo is the type of fighter who excels against greater competition. I think we will see the best Henry Cejudo we’ve seen, however I don’t know if it will be enough to dethrone Johnson. Regardless of who get his hand raised, I think this fight hits the judges’ scorecards for a decision more often than not, and at -187, I like the Total of Over 4.5 rounds for a play. Gabe’s Call: “Mighty Mouse” by Split Decision (49-46, 47-48, 49-46)) Gabe’s Recommended Play: Over 4.5 rounds (-187) 1.87u to win 1u Featherweight bout: Andre Fili (+120) vs Yair Rodriguez (-130) Gabe’s Thoughts: In short, I believe Rodriguez is the superior mixed martial artist of the two and as long as he avoids getting caught, I think he will get the better of Fili in this contest. Gabe’s Call: Rodriguez by Submission (rear naked choke, 2:!3 round 2) Gabe’s Recommended Play: Rodriguez (-130) 5.2u to win 4u

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