Welcome fight Enthusiasts to UFC 115 from Rotterdam the Netherlands. This fight card will occur 11:45am Saturday so with an early slate comes early puppy presentation. Here are the mangy, unwanted rabid rogue’s we’ve diagnosed as being in position to offer us their best effort Saturday in Rotterdam.
UFC chalk continues its torrid pace realizing a 68% success rate in 2017. We’ll play conservatively with the goal of pulling some profit from this fight card.
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Taisumov -435 vs. Silva -385*
Here we’ll allow the numbers to steer us to the much taller longer man in the Octagon which is an angle we do pay attention to. Taisumov is a typical Russian grinder though he may be less capable on the mat and a bit more comfortable standing than most of his Countrymen. He’ll be giving away size, length and reach to the Brazilian who steps up in class a bit in this spot. Silva’s a dangerous striker with a kickboxing background and a solid BJJ foundation. Silva’s striking and length can make Taisumov labor to get inside thus making him more predictable and hittable. Taisumov may well find Silva more dangerous inside the Octagon than his last three or four opponents.
Silva +385 (half)
Khabilov -265 vs Green +245
Khabilov is a huge step up for Green but we feel Green may just be up to the task here. Green’s the larger, taller, younger southpaw who sports a sold wrestling base and in this fight a decent stand up edge. He’s facing a grizzled veteran whose strength is his strength…his wrestling, grinding and stamina. This looks to be potentially a great fight as we see the larger Green as must having to keep this fight on the feet and not allow the Russian to wipe his face on the floor. Green must be able to quell the takedowns and keep this soiree standing. If he’s able to execute that plan….he can fight Khabilov on the feet where his chances of victory are best. Stand it up!
Green +240 (half)
Till -190 vs. Velickovic +180
Till’s a young brash confident fighter who has been a touch inactive recently though he did get his hand raised a few months ago against a relative tomato can after missing weight. His prior event was in 2015 which was an unimpressive draw to fighter Nicolas Darby. Till is young and still a bit green based on our handicapping for he’s forward moving, busy yet can be wide and wild. His opponent Velickovic will at least accommodate Till in that there will be little threat of any ground attack from the Serbian as this fight is destined to be a stand-up striking affair. Bojan and Till will be fighting one another at each’s strength which makes this fight must watch in our opinion. The Serbian arrives with the intangible traits such as drive, grit, toughness and training regime (Denver area and altitude). Sometimes it’s the fight in the dog not the dog in the fight….
Velickovic +190 (half)
Edwards -265 vs. Barberena +235
Edwards is the longer, taller, faster more skilled precision striker with a developing ground game. He’ll have a speed and athletic advantage over Bam-bam which is nothing new to Barberena. Barberena will be forced to make this fight and take the pressure right to Edwards and try to get his hands on the slickster in order to make this fight less a stand up affair and more a gruel on the ground, a fracas on the fence or at minimum a clasping awkward clinch fight. This tactic will bot favor Barberena as well take some of the freshness, quickness and distance away from Edwards. Barberena may well give up the first but if he executes the plan the second then minutes of this fight will be key in Bryan battering the Brit.
Barberena +235 (half)
Bahadurzada -145 vs. Wilkinson +125
Bahadurzada fights at 170 usually and in this short notice (for Wilkinson) fight the weight was modified to 185. Siyar then wallowed onto the scale at 186 looking like the Pillsbury doughboy. This is a fade of Bahadurzada's much as it is my handicapping the newcomer as taller, younger, longer and in a great spot to bounce the inactive Bahadurzada for he offers well too many physical advantages against a fighter whose determination in this game we doubt and whose activity level has been sparse.
Volkov -115 vs. Struve +105
We’re interested in this main event but will choose to view some of the Saturday Matinee before we make any position. Keep an eye on Twitter for any late release on this Main Event.
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* originally posted incorrectly