Six of the Best: Betting Tips – UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs Thompson
By Owen Phillips 18/6/16 Betting
MMA Files finds you 6 winners from each UFC event with ‘Six of the Best: Betting Tips’. This time we will analyse UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs Thompson for the cash makers. This event takes place on Sunday (Australian time).
Rory MacDonald ($1.85) vs Stephen Thompson ($2.00)
Thompson will look to hurt MacDonald with his kicks then hand combinations. MacDonald is very technical and will have answers to everything Thompson can throw at him. MacDonald’s well-rounded MMA game and toughness puts him in a good place to beat the surging Thompson. I think he gets the job done.
Winner – Rory MacDonald
Donald Cerrone ($1.57) vs Patrick Cote ($2.40)
Cote is one of the toughest fighters in the UFC and has never been stopped by strikes. He will have more power than Cerrone but Cerrone should be a bit faster. I think Cerrone can hurt Cote and jump on a submission.
Winner – Donald Cerrone
Valerie Letourneau ($1.57) vs Joanne Calderwood ($2.40)
Calderwood likes to strike on the feet but has not shown her best in her last few fights. Letourneau will be happy to trade with Calderwood and her power will be an advantage. In a war I am leaning towards Letourneau.
Winner – Valerie Letourneau
Tamdan McCrory ($1.44) vs Krzysztof Jotko ($2.80)
Jotko is well-rounded and has good Muay Thai on the feet. McCrory does his best work on the ground but getting Jotko there could be tough. I think McCrory can still get the job done in this one.
Winner – Tamdan McCrory
Elias Theodorou ($1.36) vs Sam Alvey ($3.15)
Theodorou will try to grind on Alvey and take the fight to the ground where he does his best work. Alvey will be at an advantage if both fighters stand and trade. Theodorou is creative on the feet and looks like he has more tools to win. The one thing that Alvey has is knockout power and I think he catches Theodorou and gets his hand raised.
Winner – Sam Alvey
Randa Markos ($1.58) vs Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger ($2.40)
Jones-Lybarger was very good in her UFC debut against Tecia Torres, showing she can handle herself against top competition at short notice. Markos was shaded by Karolina Kowalkiewicz in her last bout and will again look to impose her grappling to control the fight. This will be a close one and I’m giving Markos the edge plus she will want to impress after missing weight.
Winner – Randa Markos
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