UFC 221 Romero vs Rockhold

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UFC 221 Romero vs Rockhold

Feb. 10, 2018 Perth, Australia

*Odds are from 5dimes as of 3am Pacific 2/7/18

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Early Prelims

Luke Jumeau (12-4) $8000 +110 vs Daichi Abe (6-0) $8200 -130

Luke Jumeau 1-1 in the UFC. Solid striker. Throws a lot of his strikes with power and does not throw many combinations.

Daichi Abe 1-0 in the UFC. Solid striker with solid judo throws. Has good power in his right hand with really good cardio.

 

Teruto Ishihara (11-4-2) $7500 -180 vs Jose Quinonez (7-2) $8700 -220

Teruto Ishihara 3-2-1 in the UFC. Solid power in his left hand. Needs to mix up his strikes and add some combinations to avoid getting taken down.

Jose Quinonez 3-1 in the UFC. Solid grappler with a come forward pressure. He’s got decent submissions and a solid ground game.

 

Ross Pearson (21-12-1NC) $8600 -145 vs Mizuto Hirota (19-8-2) $7600 +125

Ross Pearson 11-11 1NC in the UFC. Tends to be predictable in his striking. Focuses a lot on his left hand power.

Mizuto Hirota 1-3-1 in the UFC. Solid grappler with okay power.

 

FS1 Prelims

#4 Jussier Formiga (20-5) $8100 -120 vs #8 Ben Nguyen (17-6) $8100 +100

Jussier Formiga 6-4 in the UFC. Good grappler with average strikes and slick submission skills.

Ben Nguyen 4-1 in the UFC. Solid striker with decent defensive grappling and above average takedown defense.

 

Alexander Volkanovski (16-1) $8900 -175 vs Jeremy Kennedy (11-0) $7300 +155

Alexander Volkanovski 3-0 in the UFC. Aggressive grappler with solid striking once in top control very aggressive ground and pound.

Jeremy Kennedy 3-0 in the UFC. Wrestler with aggressive takedowns. Tends to lay and pray once in top control.

 

Rob Wilkinson (11-1) $7000 +250 vs Israel Adesanya (11-0) $9200 -300

Rob Wilkinson 0-1 in the UFC. Average striker with decent grappling.

Israel Adesanya making his UFC debut. Very technical striker. Will need to keep the fight standing and utilize his advantage on the feet.

 

Damien Brown (17-11) $7700 -135 vs Dong Hyun Kim (15-8-3) $8500 +155

Damien Brown 2-3 in the UFC. Decent striker with average takedown defense. Will need to keep the fight standing.

Dong Hyun Kim 2-2 in the UFC.  Patient striker with solid takedowns. Will need to come in with a good fight plan.

 

Main Card

 

#13 Tyson Pedro (6-1) $9100 -265 vs Saparbek Safarov (8-1) $7100 +225

Tyson Pedro 2-1 in the UFC. Solid striker with decent grappling, heavy knees and strikes in the clinch. Decent takedowns with aggressive ground and pound.

Saparbek Safarov 0-1 in the UFC. Gritty striker with average power. Tends to get hit a lot

 

Jake Matthews (12-3) $7400 +165 vs Li Jingliang (14-4) $8800 -190

Jake Matthews 5-3 in the UFC. Solid grappling with strong takedowns. A grindy type fighter with average striking. Focuses more on wrestling and tends to gas.

Li Jingliang 6-2 in the UFC. Solid power and a very gritty striker. Has good leg kicks and average takedown defense with solid takedowns as well as sneaky submission skills.

 

Tai Tuivasa (8-0) $9300 -280 vs Cyril Asker (9-3) $6900 +280

Tai Tuivasa 1-0 in the UFC. Really strong power shots. Patient fighter with good takedown defense.

Cyril Asker 2-2 in the UFC. Grappler with solid takedowns and good striking.

 

#5 Mark Hunt (13-11-1 1NC) $7800 +135 vs #9 Curtis Blaydes (8-1 1 NC) $8400 -155

Mark Hunt 8-5-1 1NC in the UFC. Gritty brawler looks to turn a fight into a brawl. Will need to keep the fight standing.

Curtis Blaydes 3-1 1NC in the UFC. Aggressive grappler with solid takedowns. Very athletic for a HW with good kicks. Will need to avoid the accumulation of strikes.

 

#1 Yoel Romero (12-2) $7900 +130 vs #2 Luke Rockhold (16-3) $8300 -140

Yoel Romero 8-1 in the UFC. Dangerous all round explosive striker with Olympic level grappling. He’ll need to close the distance and stay away from Rockhold’s leg kicks.

Luke Rockhold 6-2 in the UFC. Solid striker with defensive grappling and sneaky submission skills. Very dominant top control with aggressive ground and pound.