UFC 215 is set to be an exciting night on September 9, 2017.
With dual title fights, and 10 different non-title bouts, there are countless ways to make money.
To help you understand the fighters, check out the conference call with Demetrious Johnson, Ray Borg, Amanda Nunes, and Valentina Shevchenko — the 4 title fighters.
UFC 215 Main Card Fight Betting Tips
There’s quite a bit in play for UFC 215’s title fights.
Demetrious Johnson vs Ray Borg (Title Fight)
Demetrious Johnson is poised to break an unbeatable record by landing his 11th consecutive UFC belt defense at UCF 215. Standing in his way of making history, though, is Ray Borg, the up and coming tough-as-nails young fighter.
Johnson, or Mighty Mouse, finds himself as the true favorite at -900, while Borg, the Tazmexican Devil, lands the underdog at +550. During the previous 10 fights, UFC flyweight champion Johnson has drawn under -400, while maxing out at -1000 on 4 different occasions.
Johnson is currently one of the most complete, dominant, and well-rounded fighters to ever step in the Octagon, with his unparalleled footwork and cage movement. He’s ended fights with all 8 limbs in the past, and hasn’t met a grappler that can keep up in the 125lb weight class.
Don’t count Borg out, though. Once he’s found a rhythm, his elite abilities show up and he can capitalize on most mistakes fighters make. He’s got explosive power, and while he doesn’t necessarily excel in any specific area, he’s at his best when his opponent is left guessing what is coming next.
Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko (Title Fight)
During a time where the UFC was uncertain and definitely unpredictable, Amanda Nunes rose from the depths to claim the UFC’s women’s bantamweight title to prove that she’s the best 135lb female fighter in the world.
Even after proving she’s the best, she’s squaring up against a fighter that could easily knock her off the throne. In the main event of UFC 215, Valentina Shevchenko is stepping up to try to take the belt from Amanda Nunes in a highly anticipated matchup.
These two fighters have already squared off once in the past, at UFC 196. Nunes secured the win by a decision, but the fight didn’t have a massive impact on her career.
She came out hot, heavy, and highly aggressive against Shevchenko, and kept the pace up for the first 10 minutes of the fight. However, as she began to gas, Shevchenko handily took over in the 3rd round. Their past performance goes to show how much of an effect cardio is going to have on this fight.
The lines are open and close, with Shevchenko being pegged as the favorite, coming in at -125, and Nunes at -105. Shevchenko is the only fight Nunes has had that went to a decision. She’s a finisher of fights.
The Lioness has won 13 of her last 14 fights by way of stoppage, leaving Shevchenko as the only fight in that batch that went to the judges scorecards. She’s looking to harness her explosive power and extra reach to keep the fight standing up, instead of relying on her cardio and taking the fight to the ground.
Shevchenko is a highly skilled Muay Thai fighter who loves to dictate the terms of the fight with her skills and her range. She’s patient and waits for the perfect moment to punish her opponents for making a mistake on their feet. Her cardio is where she excels, and her precision and technical abilities position her as a good bet in this fight.
Rafael dos Anjos (-210) vs Neil Magny (+170)
Gilbert Melendez (-110) vs Jeremy Stephens (-120)
UFC 215 Undercard Fights
Sara McMann vs Ketlen Vieira
Ilir Latifi vs Tyson Pedro
Henry Cejudo vs Wilson Reis
Sarah Moras vs Ashlee Evans-Smith
Gavin Tucker vs Rick Glenn
Arjan Bhullar vs Luis Henrique da Silva
Kajan Johnson vs Adriano Martins
Mitch Clarke vs Alex White