UFC 217 Bisping vs GSP
November 4th, 2017 New York, NY
*odds are from 5dimes as of noon pacific 11/1/2017
Fight Pass Early Prelims
Aiemann Zahabi $8700 (7-0) +105 vs Ricardo Ramos $7500 (10-1) -125
Both these fighters are grapplers with decent striking it is possible that their grappling cancels each other out and it turns into a striking battle. If it does go to the mat Ramos has the edge.
Aiemann Zahabi-Grappler/Striker 1-0 in the UFC.
Ricardo Ramos-BJJ 1-0 in the UFC.
Michael Oleksiejczuk $7100 (12-2) +395 vs Ion Cutelaba $9100 (13-3 1NC) -495
*This fight has Fight of the night written all over it.
Michael Oleksiejczuk-Striker making his UFC debut. taking this fight on short notice, he has insane KO power currently on a 9-fight win streak.
Ion Cutelaba-Grappler/Striker 2-2 in the UFC. Cutelaba wrestler by trade with vicious power likes to keep the fight standing and look for the KO.
#9 Aleksei Oleinik $8200 (52-10-1) +325 vs #12 Curtis Blaydes $8000 (7-1) -400
Aleksei Oleinik-Sambo 4-1 in the UFC. Oleinik is high level submission artist with 45 wins by submission with deceptive power will look to take Blaydes down and choke him out.
Curtis Blaydes-Grappler/Striker 2-1 1NC in the UFC. Blaydes will be the larger fighter with very good wrestling which he will need to utilize in order to keep the fight standing.
Randy Brown $7800 (9-2) -120 vs Mickey Gall $8400 (4-0) +100
Randy Brown-Striker 3-2 in the UFC. who is a very technical striker with a boxing background who will look to keep the fight standing.
Mickey Gall-Grappler 2-0 in the UFC. Gall is coming into this fight riding a 2-fight win streak with slick submission skills
#7 Corey Anderson $7200 (10-3) +142 vs #6 Ovince Saint Preux $9000 (21-10) -160
Corey Anderson-Grappler 6-3 in the UFC. Anderson’s takedowns are his bread and butter which he uses to grind his opponent into the cage or the mat once there smothers his opponent and strikes while
Ovince Saint Preux- Striker/Grappler 9-5 in the UFC. St. Preux can certainly handle himself on the mat coming off another Von Flue choke submission victory over Yushin Okami
Walt Harris $8800 (10-5) -345 vs Mark Godbeer $7400 (12-3) +285
Walt Harris- Striker 3-4 in the UFC. explosive fighter who relies on his striking ability and has won all 10 of his fights by knockout. Harris is a nightmare standing up and he does a lot of his work in the early rounds.
Mark Godbeer- Striker 1-1 in the UFC. Godbeer is a striker with raw power and very aggressive puncher who has produced knockouts in five of his last six victories and has won just one fight by decision overall. Godbeer has fought majority of his fights standing, but he does have two career submission victories.
James Vick $7700 (11-1) +150 vs Joe Duffy $8500 (16-2) -170
James Vick-Striker/Grappler 7-1 in the UFC. 6’3” he’s a very large, long lightweight that is hard to game plan for. He’s a very good boxer with solid submission skills
Joe Duffy-Striker 4-1 in the UFC. Very technical boxer with decent submission skills likes to grind fights out.
Johnny Hendricks $7300 (18-7) +190 vs Paulo Borrachinha $8900 (10-0) -230
Johnny Hendricks-Wrestler/Striker 13-7 in the UFC. Former WW champion has struggled since losing his title to Robbie Lawler he has been on a downward spiral, going 2-4 with some pretty bad losses. He is a wrestler by trade with knockout power.
Paulo Borrachinha-Grappler/Striker 2-0 in the UFC. Very athletic is constantly moving forward behind a barrage of heavy punches. He throws them with power and accuracy even though majority of his fights are by stoppage his ground game has yet to be tested.
#2 Stephen Thompson $8600 (13-1-1) -185 vs #4 Jorge Masvidal $7600 (32-12) +160
Stephen Thompson-Striker/Grappler 8-3 in the UFC. Five-time world champion Kickboxer with a 5th degree black belt in Tetsushin Ryu Kempo Karate and a 1st degree in Tetsushin Ryu Jiu-Jitsu and a purple belt in RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu will look to keep the fight standing using his kicks to gauge distance and calculated strikes as he moves forward.
Jorge Masvidal-Striker 9-5 in the UFC. If you are not familiar with “Gamebred” look up his fights on YouTube. Well-rounded fighter with crisp boxing will apply pressure with solid jiu-jitsu, for being a taller fighter he is remarkably difficult to take down.
[C] Joanna Jedrzejczyk $9200 (14-0) -600 vs #4 Rose Namajunas $7000 (7-3) +450
Joanna Jedrzejczyk-Muay Thai/Striker 8-0 in the UFC. 6x defending champion is a world class striker will pick her opponents apart with stiff jabs and surgical combinations and chop her opponents legs out with kicks. She has very good takedown defense and usually makes her opponents eat a few shots for attempting to take her down.
Rose Namajunas-Grappler/Striker 4-2 in the UFC. She is well rounded fighter with slick submission skills and utilizes flashy strikes on the feet.
[C] Cody Garbrandt $8300 (11-0) -175 vs #2 TJ Dillishaw $7900 (15-3) +155
Cody Garbrandt-Striker/Grappler 6-0 in the UFC. BW champion will defend his title against former teammate in Dillishaw. Garbrandt has precision strikes that he throws with bad intentions he has shown that he can defend the against the takedown very well like he did in his last fight against Dominick Cruz.
TJ Dillishaw-Wrestler/Striker 10-3 in the UFC. Former champion and teammate is a solid wrestler with good ground and pound he is a very accurate striker with solid takedown defense. Dillishaw is a very calculated patient fighter will look for opening and try to exploit them.
[C] Michael Bisping $8100 (31-7) -105 vs George St-Pierre $8100 (25-2) -115
Michael Bisping-Striker 20-7 in the UFC. 2x Defending champion throws punches in bunches arguably one of the most underrated or overlooked fighters in mma. He is an aggressive come forward fighter that applies relentless pressure. If he wins he would be the only guy to say they beat Anderson Silva and GSP.
George St-Pierre-MMA fighter 25-2 in the UFC. 12x WW champion very well-rounded fighter with a wrestling base very aggressive takedown. Coming off a 4-year layoff where he continued to train and clear his mind. He fought in the WW 170 lbs. but he was always the bigger fighter in that weight class, since walking away from the ring he has 5-6 days a week and for the first time in a long time he is going into this fight injury free.