Your Best Bets for UFC Fight Night 89’s ‘Fight of the Night’

Joanne-CalderwoodUFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs Thompson Date: June 18, 2016 Arena: The Arena at TD Place City: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs Thompson. The 13-fight card kicks off with the UFC Fight Pass prelims at 6:45pm ET, with televised prelims to follow on FOX Sports 1 at 8:30pm ET and the main card getting going at 10:30pm ET. If interested in wagering on these ‘FOTN’ props or any other plays for this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. The ‘Fight of the Night’ plays that hold the most value are: Calderwood/Letourneau +800 || .5 to win 4u This is the first even women’s flyweight bout in UFC history and I think if these ladies put on a show and leave it all in the Octagon, they will stand a good chance of taking home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors. This is also a rare “winner vs loser” match-up, with Calderwood coming off a unanimous decision win over Cortney Casey and Letourneau coming off a unanimous decision loss to 115-pound champion Joanna Jadrecjzsyk in her failed bit for the title. A strong showing by both women may convince the UFC brass to make this division stick around, and at +800, I think it’s worth a shot to gamble on them putting on one helluva barn-burner. Bagautinov/Herrera +800 || .5u to win 4u Bagautinov and Herrera will be kicking things off on the Fight Pass prelims of the evening and I think they are likely to get the show started on a high-note. Both 125-pounders are generally fun to watch and I am personally a fan of both of them. This is another “winner vs loser” match-up, with Bagautinov coming off back to back unanimous decision losses to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez, respectively, and Herrera coming off a first round knockout of Jackson-Wink MMA product Joby Sanchez. I think there’s a good chance this fight ends up producing some serious fireworks in front of a packed Canadian crowd, which is rare for the first preliminary bout of the evening. At +800, I think this is worth a stab.

Written by Gabe Killian

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