Coming up the second weekend of September, UFC 215 will take place. This will take place north of the border at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. The fights are set for September 9th, 2017. The fight card includes the Flyweight between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg, along with the Women’s Bantamweight featuring Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. Let’s take a look at the top betting picks for UFC 215:
Flyweight: Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg
Demetrious Johnson comes into the event with much more Mixed Martial Arts experience than his opponent. This will be the 30th fight for Johnson. He is seeking his 27th win. Known as Mighty Mouse, the 5’3, 125 fighter has not lost since 2001 to Dominick Cruz in Washington D.C. Ray Borg is fighting in his 14th event. Borg comes into the bout 11-2. He has won his last two fights, with his most recent over Jussier Formiga in Brazil. This is the 13th match of the night. Johnson is a massive favorite in this game. The best you can get the big favorite; Johnson is – at -1250.
Women’s Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko
In the big female fight, Amanda Nunes is the talk of the MMA circuit lately. She comes into the event with a 14-4 record. Nunes is known as the Lioness, and was born and raised in Brazil. Nunes has won her last five fights, following a loss to Cat Zingano in Las Vegas. Valentina Shevchenko seeks her 15th win in 17 fights in her career. She is 29 years old, and seeking her third straight win. She downed holly Holm in Chicago, and Julianna Pena in Denver. Schevchenko is the favorite, but we really like Nunes here. Take Nunes +100 in this bet.
Heavyweight: Junior dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou
The big boys get together for this fight. Junior dos Santos has a 18-5 record coming into this one, but coming off a TKO loss to Stipe Miocic in Dallas. Before that, he took down Ben Rothwell, but has not won two fights in a row since 2012. Francis Ngannou has lost just once in 11 fights this season. The 30 year old from Cameroon has won 9 straight fights, with his lone loss coming back in December of 2013. Junior Dos Santos wins this battle.
Featherweight: Jeremy Stephens vs. Gilbert Melendez
In the Featherweight bout, Jeremy Stephens is fighting in his 40th event. He has won 25 and lost 14 to this point. Stephens is 31 years old and was born and raised in Iowa. He has lost his last two fights and five out of his last seven. His most recent win was over Renana Barao in Las Vegas. Gilbert Melendez is 22-6-0 overall in MMA fighting. He is 35 years old, and goes by the nickname of El Nino. Melendez has lost his last three fights, including last year to Edson Barboza. The bet here is Jeremy Stephens -115 over Gilbert Melendez.
We hope you enjoyed our Top Betting Picks for UFC 215. Best of luck with all your Mixed Martial Arts betting. We hope you enjoyed our look at these fights, and take a few tidbits to help you take down the sportsbooks during UFC 215 in September!