The UFC invades my international vacation spot of Sweden for the first time, and brings a pile of great fights to the table. Sweden’s greatest MMA export will take a step up in competition in his homeland, as Alexander Gustafsson faces Brazilian monster Thiago Silva in a defining moment in both men’s careers.
Tag: Cyrille Diabate
The UFC 138 undercard kicked off early on Facebook and then continued on with the main card, live in the UK and Canada. Those of us in the US will have to wait to watch in on Spike TV on the ever popular tape delay.
It’s fight week again which can only mean one thing, bold predictions time! UFC 138 is one of those cards that raise the eyebrows of fans for the wrong reasons. Sporting a card that will look better in person than on paper, the undercard will stream on Facebook while the main card will be shown via tape delay in the states on Spike TV.
All but one of the 20 fighters on Saturdays UFC 138 card made weight today and surprise, surprise it was Thiago Alves who came in heavy. Now before you pop a gasket over Alves missing weight yet again, he was just a single one past the 171 lbs non-title welterweight limit. He was given one hour to get rid of that pesky pound and step back on the scale.
It’s going to be tough to follow last week’s event, and while the UFC 138 card isn’t packed with star power, it’s certainly filled with competitive match-ups. With a lot of new faces, this could be a tough one to make money on, but you know we’ve all got to try to outsmart the bookies. So, check out my comparison betting odds for this event, as well as any money-making props that catch my eye and let’s bring home the bacon together.
What happens when a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt throws the game plan out the window and attempts to out strike a world class kickboxer? The answer to that question was displayed tonight at UFC Live between Cyrille Diabate (17-7-1) and Steve Cantwell (7-4).