Only one major UFC card in February and it is Saturday night from Perth Arena in Australia (fight is Sunday Down Under) since Luke Rockhold requires on fill-in challenger Yoel Romero for the interim middleweight belt. It’s the only title fight on the card. Per usual, the main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET and on pay-per-view. The prelims are on Fox Sports 1. Here’s a look at the main fights. The UFC made its debut in Australia with UFC 110 in February 2010. The organization’s very first card in Western Australia, will be its 12th in the nation. Let us have a look the top UFC 221 gambling odds for this particular Saturday.
UFC 221 Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions UFC 221 Betting Odds: Rockhold (+135) / Romero (-160) The Cuban Romero is the No. 1 competitor at the middleweight division along with also the American Rockhold that the No. 2. Rockhold is -140 in with Romero in +120 and also an over/under of 1.5 rounds. So who is the winner? Australian Robert Whittaker, but he was made to pull out against Rockhold due to injury — the main reason why the card is in Australia was due to Whittaker. “I have gone into many fights hurt,” Whittaker said this week. “I went into the Yoel Romero fight with a torn MCL, I went into multiple fights with broken hands, and that’s never deterred me. And through my prep and my camp, I did my hamstring — I did blow off my hamstring out — but I was ready to work on it. So we worked around it, threw it on the wall, no volatile sort of material, then I got an abscess disease. That totally knocked me out of the playground.” While he was formerly able to train his hamstring injury, the disease ended up departing”The Reaper” bedridden for several weeks, and Whittaker believes the weakening of his immune system might have resulted in his consequent battle with chickenpox as well. Chickenpox in adults can be quite serious, even fatal.
When Was the Last Time Robert Whittaker Fought?
Whittaker continue fought in July, beating Romero by unanimous decision. He hasn’t faced Rockhold. Georges St-Pierre won the middleweight title this past year over Michael Bisping in UFC 217 but vacated it because he could not defend it in due time due to his own health issues. Whittaker then won the interim belt Romero. A former UFC champion, Rockhold is coming from a TKO win over David Branch in September. Rockhold lost his title to Bisping in UFC 199 at June 2016. Concerning remarkable differential (the difference between significant strikes landed per second and significant strikes absorbed per second ) Rockhold has a significant advantage over Romero. His striking differential from the UFC is plus-2.50, while Romero’s is now plus-0.77. But during his UFC career, Romero has scored six knockdowns in a rate of 0.78 knockdown a 15 minutes. Rockhold just has two knockdowns via eight-career UFC fights. In addition, he’s been on the receiving end of 3 knockdowns.
Mark Hunt (13-11) vs. Curtis Blaydes (8-1)
UFC 221 Betting Odds: Hunt (+135) / Blaydes (-160) It’s a heavyweight bout with New Zealand’s Hunt rated No. 5 at the division and Blaydes No. 9. However, Blaydes is a -160 popular and Hunt +135. Hunt was recently cleared to return to competition. Citing”medical concerns,” Hunt was hauled out of November’s UFC Fight Night 121 headliner at Sydney, a conclusion had been made after Hunt admitted to memory loss and slurred speech in a piece he composed for titled,”If I perish fighting, that’s fine.” Hunt, already with one lawsuit against the UFC, jeopardized another in the wake of the promotion’s decision to pull him out of UFC Sydney. He called UFC President Dana White that a”bald-headed prick” in a scathing Instagram post. Hunt claimed this suspension was punishment because of its civil lawsuit he filed against the business, White and Brock Lesnar regarding Lesnar’s failed test at UFC 200. Hunt’s final fight occurred in May at UFC Fight Night 110, where he conquered Derrick Lewis via TKO in a slugfest”Fight of the Night” After enduring a TKO loss to high contender Francis Ngannou within his promotional debut, Blaydes, a 26-year-old former collegiate wrestler, has since won four consecutive fights. Three of the wins — over Cody East, Adam Milstead and Oleksiy Oliynyk — arrived via knockout. Blaydes has finished seven of the eight career wins by knockout or technical knockout.

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