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The UFC rides into Austin, Texas, with a wild event headlined by Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett. This is a pay-per-view quality card with plenty of combustible matchups. Don’t miss this one as we count over eight fights with a decent chance of being finished. Bet online on five of these fights as their UFC odds promise a lucrative return.
- Date: Saturday, 4 p.m. ET
- Venue: Moody Center, Austin, TX
- Watch on: ESPN
Hawes Gets Card Started in Spectacular Fashion
Phil Hawes remains one of the middleweight division’s most promising fighters. Despite getting knocked out in his last bout, the UFC matchmakers still believe in him. Hhence why they gave him Deron Winn. This is a tailor-made matchup for Hawes (11-3-0) as Winn (7-2-0) is significantly smaller and slower. Hawes knocking out Winn could be the card’s best UFC bet.
Pick: Hawes To Win By KO, TKO or DQ +155
Marquez Busts ‘Robocop’
Julian Marquez is equipped with two things: The greatest moniker in the UFC (“Cuban Missile Crisis”) and a penchant for finishing his opponents. The Cuban-American has a 100 percent finish-to-win ratio in the UFC. Gregory Rodrigues hits hard but he does not have the cast-iron chin of Marquez (9-2-0). Marquez should dust “Robocop” Rodrigues (11-4-0) at some point.
Pick: Marquez To Win By KO, TKO, DQ or Submission +300
Buckley Sleeps Duraev Early
Joaquin Buckley may never top his viral knockout in his MMA career. But he’s still a fight finisher as three of his four wins have signified. Fighting Albert Duraev, Buckley (14-4-0) gets a scrappy Russian who will try to grind him out. However, Buckley has a speed advantage here and will find Duraev’s (15-3-0) chin before he can tire out the American.
Pick: Buckley To Win By KO, TKO, DQ or Submission +300
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Lauzon Quickly Retires ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone
Hats off to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. He’s had one of the greatest careers for a professional fighter, even if he never won a championship under the WEC/UFC era. Being matched up against Joe Lauzon, who is similarly battle-worn, seems like an ideal “legend versus legend” matchup. It isn’t. Lauzon (28-15-0) has a way of making short work of fading fighters.
Lauzon owns eight first-round finishes in the UFC and a few of them have come against cooked fighters like Diego Sanchez and Takanori Gomi. Cerrone (36-16-0), despite being a durable fighter, is also notoriously slow and has not won a fight in three years. That’s bad news against a fast starter like Lauzon.
Pick: Lauzon In Round 1 By KO, TKO or DQ +600
Kattar, Emmett Will Not Go Distance
For our main event, we expect a war between Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett. Both fighters are not exactly knockout artists but do have considerable finishing ability. With the online sports betting lines split on their fight going the distance, we’re leaning on a finish happening within 25 minutes.
Kattar (23-5-0) has one of the best chins in the UFC, but Emmett (17-2-0) has the rare one-punch knockout power. The Team Alpha Male product can shut Kattar’s lights off, especially after all the damage Kattar sustained over his last two fights. On the flip side, Kattar can also put Emmett away, as his opponent is 37 years old and has been hurt badly in the past.
Pick: Will The Fight Go The Distance – No (-120)