Six of the Best: Betting Tips – UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs Arlovski

By Owen Phillips     7/5/16     Betting

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MMA Files gives you 6 winners for each UFC with ‘Six of the Best: Betting Tips‘. UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs Arlovski is next up on Monday morning (Australian time).

Alistair Overeem ($1.41) vs Andrei Arlovski ($3.00)

Overeem has been going really well of late, putting together a three fight wining streak. His last win against Junior Dos Santos was impressive, stopping him with punches after getting a knockdown with a beautiful left hook. Arlovski suffered a KO at the hands of the surging Stipe Miocic in his last fight. This matchup is interesting because both fighters are from the same gym, Jackson Wink in New Mexico. Greg Jackson will be in Arlovski’s corner which will be an advantage for him. Overeem has been so calculated in his recent fights and avoided brawling. Can Arlovski entice his team-mate into a stand and trade battle? This will give Arlovski the best chance at the win. I’m going with Arlovski to pull off the upset.

Winner – Andrei Arlovski

Gunnar Nelson ($2.50) vs Albert Tumenov ($1.53)

Nelson was schooled in his last fight against Demian Maia which is not shameful. Tumenov brings fantastic boxing which has built a run of impressive victories. Nelson has good foot work to avoid getting hit and once he can bring the fight to the ground he generally will find the submission from there. Nelson has never been knocked out and Tumenov has never been submittted. I think this may change and I’m leaning towards Nelson.

Winner – Gunnar Nelson

Kyoji Horiguchi ($1.16) vs Neil Seery ($5.25)

Horiguchi is a great talent and the only person who has beaten him in the UFC is the champ Demetrious Johnson. Horiguchi is bound to gain a rematch at some stage but first he has to get past the very competitive Neil Seery. Seery is very hard to put away and is always in the match until the end which will probably be the case in this one. It will be close but I give Horiguchi the edge.

Winner – Kyoji Horiguchi

Reza Madadi ($2.50) vs Yan Cabral ($1.53)

This fight will be a fun one with the always crazy Madadi bringing his style to battle against submission specialist Cabral. Cabral is probably better on the ground but Madadi can get the finish there and has strong ground and pound. If it stays on the feet I favour Madadi. This one could go the distance and I think Madadi might get his hand raised.

Winner – Reza Madadi

Rustam Khabilov ($1.50) vs Chris Wade ($2.60)

Two great grapplers meet and each one will want to get the takedown and work from top position to grind the other out. Khabilov has fought the tougher opponents and will be a step-up for Wade. Wade is very talented but I think Khabilov has the slight advantage and gets the victory.

Winner – Rustam Khabilov

Nikita Krylov ($1.44) vs Francimar Barroso ($2.80)

Barroso has a 3-1 record in the UFC and has looked good along the way. Krylov has been performing well since his move down to light-heavyweight with his only loss to Ovince Saint Preux. Krylov is more likely to get the finish and I think this will be the difference in this fight.

Winner – Nikita Krylov


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