Bellator 179 Results

Bellator 179 took place at the SSE Arena in London, England last night and featured the Bellator debut of Rory MacDonald. The promotion seemed to miss the mark with fans by airing the event via tape delay, but the event itself delivered a big night of exciting fights.

Main Card

Rory MacDonald def. Paul Daley via submission (rear-naked choke)(Round 2, 1:45)

Linton Vassell def. Liam McGeary via submission (arm-traingle)(Round 3, 2:28)

Cheick Kongo def. Augusto Sakai via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Alex Lohore def. Dan Edwards via technical knockout (Round 2, 0:56)

Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. Daryl Griffin via technical knockout (Round 1, 3:40)

Undercard

Alfie Davis def. Jay Dods via first-round TKO (2:34)

Stav Economou def. Dan Konecke via submission (guillotine) (R1, 1:05)

Amir Albazi def. Jamie Powell via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)

Nathan Jones def. User Kayani via submission (RNC) (R1, 4:35)

Fabian Edwards def. Rafal Cejrowski via first-round KO (3:44)

Jeremy Petley def. Chase Morton via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)

Mike Shipman def. Marcin Prostko via first-round TKO (2:39)

Salih Kulucan def. Diego Barbosa via submission (heel hook) (R1, 2:18)

Garbrandt Off UFC 213

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The injury bug strikes again! This time it has taken the UFC 213 main event from us. Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw has been removed from UFC 213. Cody Garbrandt recently sustained a back injury in training for his title defense. Dana White sent the champ to his personal Doctor in Germany to undergo a procedure that could get him healthy in time for the July 8th bout, but to no avail.

Garbrandt revealed through a Facebook post, “No I’m not fighting on the 8th. This has been my dream to get to the top and I want to have longevity!”

However, fear not, this will likely be a rescheduled matchup. The public interest coupled with TJ solidly at the top of the Bantamweight contender pile points to us seeing this matchup as soon as the Champ regains his health. In another one of  his posts, Cody stated, “4 more weeks of recovery! Then I can slowly start to train and test it out.”

On behalf of all fans everywhere: we wish Cody a full speedy recovery. It would be a shame to watch a fight of this caliber without both men at 100%. So until the fight happens I guess we can just rerun TUF episodes or scroll through their twitter timelines. Because for these two the only substitute for a fist fight is verbal assault and you’ll be seeing a lot of it for a couple more months now.

UFC 211 Recap

UFC 211 is in the books, and what a night to remember. UFC 211 marked the most successful night of Cage Prophet Predictions with a profit of 40+ units for our personal bets. If you followed Cage Prophet’s free four line parlay suggestion your bet cashed at +800. Gambling aside, the caliber of fights witnessed was second to none. UFC 211, easily the biggest card of 2017, matched right up with any other card in recent memory. To the casual fans this card may have been glossed over, but to the real fight fans it doesn’t get much better.

Cage Prophet was in attendance in Dallas for UFC 211, live coverage was conducted on twitter. Be sure to follow @cageprophet for future live coverage of events as well as live night of bet picks as lines continue to shift right up until the cage door locks. Be on the lookout for this weeks podcast where Kevin will discuss the entire event and break down his favorite fights individually.

Full Results:

Main card
Stipe Miocic def. Junior dos Santos via first-round TKO
Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Jessica Andrade via unanimous decision
Demian Maia def. Jorge Masvidal via split decision
Frankie Edgar def. Yair Rodriguez via second-round TKO (doctor’s stoppage)
David Branch def. Krzysztof Jotko via split decision

Undercard
Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier declared a no-contest (accidental foul)
Jason Knight def. Chas Skelly via third-round TKO
Chase Sherman def. Rashad Coulter via second-round TKO
James Vick def. Marco Polo Reyes via first-round TKO
Cortney Casey def. Jessica Aguilar via unanimous decision
Enrique Barzola def. Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision
Gadzhimurad Antigulov def. Joachim Christensen via submission (rear-naked choke) R1

 

UFC 211: Odds Talk

If you haven’t listened to the latest Cage Prophet Podcast you probably should. The podcast is under 15 minutes and covers most of the bets on this page. However, there are a few bets on here that are new and some people are just old fashioned and want to read anyways. So for all you nerds that still like to read, here are the Cage Prophet picks of UFC 211.

  • Stipe Miocic -125
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk -175
  • Damien Maia +115
  • Frankie Edgar -120
  • Dustin Poirier -120
  • James Vick -350
  • Jason Knight +110
  • Enrique Barzola +120

PROP BETS

  • Dustin Poirier By KO/TKO +365 hedge with Alvarez by KO/TKO +565
  • Dustin Poirier wins in Round 2 +725
  • Chas Skelly vs Jason Knight – Under 2.5 Rounds +165
  • Maia vs Masvidal – Under 1.5 Rounds +165

 

And If you’re feeling squirrelly – 4 line Parlay: Joanna, Edgar, Vick, Stipe

UFC 211: Weigh Ins

The official early weigh ins have been conducted and UFC 211 is ready to go. After a successful morning of weight cuts the Main Card remains intact suffering no more losses since the Cejudo vs Pettis cancellation on Thursday.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)

  • Champ Stipe Miocic (246) vs. Junior Dos Santos (245) – for Heavyweight title
  • Champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115) vs. Jessica Andrade (114.5) – for Strawweight title
  • Demian Maia (170.5) vs. Jorge Masvidal (171)
  • Frankie Edgar (145.5) vs. Yair Rodriguez (146)
  • David Branch (185) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (185)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Eddie Alvarez (156) vs. Dustin Poirier (156)
  • Jason Knight (146) vs. Chas Skelly (146)
  • Jared Gordon (n/a)* vs. Michel Quinones (145.5)
  • Marco Polo Reyes (154) vs. James Vick (156)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 p.m. ET)

  • Jessica Aguilar (115) vs. Cortney Casey (116)
  • Rashad Coulter (241) vs. Chase Sherman (250)
  • Enrique Barzola (146) vs. Gabriel Benitez (145.5)
  • Gadzhimurad Antigulov (204) vs. Joachim Christensen (204.5)

UFC 211 Cancellation: Cejudo vs Pettis

As the UFC 211 card is on the cusp of kicking off in Dallas, tragedy strikes. Henry Cejudo has pulled out of his Flyweight bout against Sergio Pettis. Cejudo cited a hand injury as the cause for having to pull out of the fight. As a result Pettis will have to make weight on Friday just to collect his show money.

The UFC has yet to announce if they are going to pursue finding a replacement to allow Pettis a chance to fight for his win bonus. However, with this fully stacked card, it appears as if Pettis will have no option but to weigh in without a fight.

While this isn’t the most significant loss on the card in terms of overall fan anticipation, it marks the biggest loss for our sports bettors. Pettis was slated as a +350 underdog, making him the most profitable bet on the card. We may never know how this fight would have went down, but the line was off and Cage Prophet was saying bet the dog. We will be posting an updated list of our favorite underdog bets soon, but until then, who is your favorite underdog?

Stevie Ray vs Paul Felder: UFC Fight Night 113

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Stevie Ray and Paul Felder have officially been booked for the UFC Fight Night 113 card in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scotland’s own Stevie Ray (21-6) is currently enjoying a two fight win streak. With wins over veteran fighters Ross Pearson and Joe Lauzon, Ray looks to test his mettle against against a fellow European Lightweight in the form of Paul Felder. Felder (13-3) finished his last fight against Alessandro Ricci with a standing elbow KO, earning him a performance of the night bonus.  Both men are active and exciting strikers, this bout has all the ingredients needed for a fight of the night slug fest.

A headliner for the card has not yet been announced, the card will air live on FS1 on July 16.

Francis Ngannou: “Ready For The Next Level”

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UFC Heavyweight Francis Ngannou will be moving from his current home of France to Las Vegas, Nevada. The Heavyweight contender recently tweeted, “I’m officially move to Las Vegas and get ready for the next level”

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Cage Prophet has one thing to say to the UFC Heavyweight division: Be afraid, be very afraid. Since making his UFC debut, Ngannou has gone 5-0 all by finish. Ngannou has racked up 4 KO/TKO finishes as well as a first round submission. He quickly plowed through the competition climbing his way through the ranks, leading him to a first round knockout over the legendary former champ Andrei Arlovski.

You may ask, “Does moving to Las Vegas really give him an edge?” and the answer is yes, it absolutely does. The UFC has recently put the finishing touches on it’s state of the art campus. While in Las Vegas, Ngannou will be able to enjoy the benefits of the UFC’s world class fighter specific facilities. Benefits will include: medical monitoring, nutritionists, strength and conditioning, not to mention the best coaching staff and training partners in the world. If anything is going to take Ngannou to the next level it will be full time training in Las Vegas.

While we eagerly await to hear who Ngannou will be taking on next, you can bet that it will be a top five opponent. Ngannou has been vocal about his hopes for a Title shot and his latest emphatic win over Arlovski has him in the running. Cage prophet expects the UFC to give him at least one more top five opponent before giving him a shot at Stipe Miocic for the Belt. Still, stranger things have happened. His time to challenge the champ may be sooner than we think.

When do you think Francis Ngannou will fight for the belt? Let us know in the comments below.