Your Best Bets for UFC 201’s ‘Fight of the Night’

Francisco RiveraUFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley Date: July 30, 2016 Arena: Philips Arena City: Atlanta, GA The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Atlanta, GA for the third time in promotional histor with UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley. The action packed 12 fight card is set to kick off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30pm ET with preliminary action, which will continue on FOX Sprots 2 at 8pm ET. Main card action will be live on Pay Per View at 10pm 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: Perez/Rivera +500 || .5u to win 2.5u This is an excellent match-up in the UFC’s bantamweight division. You are almost guaranteed fireworks whenever a pair of Mexicans are pitted against each other in combat sports. I expect it will be no different with these two, as I see them giving great efforts to get their hands raised. Both bantamweights are entertaining and fun to watch, so I think there’s a good chance they put on a show for the fans. That does not necessarily mean they will stand and trade; I just believe they are well rounded fighters and we may very well get to see them engage in a mixed martial arts chess match. This is a rare “winner vs loser” match-up in the UFC’s bantamweight division, with Perez coming off a unanimous decision win over Taylor Lapilus and Rivera coming off a split decision loss to Brad Pickett. Should these 135-pounders take home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, it would mean the first time for Perez, while being the second for Rivera. Krylov/Herman +775 || .4u to win 3.1u This is a very fun, fan friendly match-up in the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Krylov is riding an impressive four fight winning streak with all four victories coming inside the distance, and he aims to make it five in a row against Herman, who is coming off a first round knockout win over Tim Boetsch in his return to 205-pounds. I think that stylistically, this fight has a great chance of proving to be very entertaining. Regardless of how long it lasts, I think fight fans will be in for a treat with this one. Should they manage to take home the evening’s ‘Fight of hte Night’ bonus, it would be the first time for the Ukrainian, while being the third for Herman.

Written by Gabe Killian

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