Roll with Holloway in UFC Fight Night Fantasy
August 14, 2015 3:05 PM
by Alan Berg
The UFC makes its first trip to Saskatchewan, Canada for UFC Fight Night on FS1. The main event features two talented featherweights trying to make their way into the top three for a shot at the UFC title.
No.5 Max Holloway has battled the best in the division; he went the distance with UFC interim champion Conor McGregor, lost a split decision to Dennis Bermudez. Lately things have turned around as Holloway is on a six fight win streak and should get a big name next time out provided he puts away No. 7 Charles Oliveira.
Oliveira is another battle tested UFC fighter; he has won four straight after losing to Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson. On paper he looks like a solid test for Holloway.
However Holloway (-220) is a class above Oliveira (+180). The line is about right but I think Holloway should be closer to -300 than -200. Look for a solid performance from Holloway as he can start calling out the top dogs of the UFC with a win.
Here are the plays for Kountermove.com or any other MMA fantasy game (salaries used are from Kountermove):
Max Holloway ($5,400) – Like I said he should be a bigger favorite, I expect him to dominate this fight as long as it lasts. Projection: KO2.
Diamonds in the Rough
Patrick Cote ($4,700) – A long time veteran of the octagon, he lost to Tito Ortiz at UFC 50 in 2004! Cote has won four of five fights and his opponent Josh Burkman has lost four of five (the other being a no contest). Cote should get it done. Projection: UD3.
Felipe Arantes ($4,600) – An underdog on Kountermove but a betting favorite -185, Arantes has been completely inconsistent going 3-3-1 in the past four years. His opponent Yves Jabouin has been knocked out three times in his last five fights, Arantes makes it four out of six. Projection: KO2.
Alan Berg has 10-plus years of experience at Las Vegas sports books and prior to moving to Las Vegas covered sports for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Follow him on Twitter: @vegasberserker Contact him at ABerg@GamingToday.com.