Fights to Avoid Betting for UFC Fight Night 87

Anna-Elmose-UFCUFC Fight Night 87 Date: May 8, 2016 Arena: Ahoy Rotterdam City: Rotterdam, Netherlands The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to The Netherlands for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs Arlovski. The 12-fight card will kick off on UFC Fight Pass at 10am ET with prelminary action, which will continue on FOX Sports 1 at noon ET, and the main card will get underway on the same channel at 2pm ET. If interested in wagering on any bouts for this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at Several Bookmakerss. My Fights to AVOID betting are: Women’s Bantamweight bout: Anna Elmose (+335) vs Germaine de Randamie (-420) Gabe’s Thoughts: I think this is de Randamie’s fight to lose and agree with the current betting odds, as I think they are very accurate. That means I don’t see any value in “The Iron Lady” at her current offering price of -420. I was eyeing her for a parlay when she was at -360 but after climbing up to -420, it ultimately has to be a pass for me. She will have the edge in striking and size heading into this contest, and over the course of three rounds, I think there’s a decent chance that she stops the undersized promotional newcomer. That said, I’m not confident enough in that to be touching the Over/Under Total, so to conclude, this will be a bout I avoid at the sportsbooks this weekend. Gabe’s Call: de Randamie by T/KO (strikes, 3: 59 round 1) Gabe’s Recommended Play: AVOID Lightweight bout: Reza Madadi (+155) vs Yan Cabral (-175) Gabe’s Thoughts: I think this is a very close fight and a “dog or pass” situation in my eyes. I was considering a play on the underdog Madadi but have ultimately decided to take a pass. I think there are currently some questions surrounding both fighters and I would rather see them answered without having my wallet involved. I can’t fault anybody for taking a shot on Madadi here, but I think this is a fight that is best left avoided at the sportsbooks this Sunday. Gabe’s Call: Madadi by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Gabe’s Recommended Play: AVOID

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