Which Fighter Got Dropped from the UFC’s Biggest Event?
Posted by: Mike Davis
Now that the results of this year’s unforgettable, historic, consequential election cycle are in the books, online UFC betting fans can prepare for an even that will be just as memorable, just as newsworthy, and just as significant.
On November 12th, the UFC will be celebrating the revocation of a longtime professional MMA ban that was imposed on the city of New York by holding the largest event in the history of the sport in NYC. UFC 205 will without a question be the single largest event in the history of the UFC, and the history of MMA. No other fight card in online UFC betting history can come close to rivaling the tremendous talent, the vast diversity, and the rising tensions that UFC 205 is providing. This isn’t just any other night for the UFC, but even though it will be groundbreaking, it’s still a UFC event. Therefore, it is in no way shape or form exempt from the usual shenanigans seen throughout the promotional company.
It is all too common for MMA betting sites to have to make last minute adjustments to a bout’s betting lines due to an unanticipated altercation. The change can be for various reason; an injury, a suspension, or even personal affairs. Fans who were looking forward to seeing Rashad Evans lock horns against Tim Kennedy at UFC 205 will have to find another fight to focus on. UFC 205 had remained uncharacteristically free from the meddling of USADA or injuries, but it seems that some discrepancies were found in Rashad Evans’ medical records. Not too many details have come out regarding the issue, but what is certain at this time is that Evans will not be competing this upcoming Saturday night.
Losing a fighter is not something you want to see when an event is less than a week away, but it is still enticing to see the biggest names on the card remain exactly where they belong. Obviously all eyes will be on Conor McGregor this Saturday night as the Irishman inches in on history. 2016 has been littered with historic moments in sports history; the Cavs coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals, and then the Chicago Cubs accomplishing the exact same feat during the World Series. But this Saturday night, the Notorious McGregor will have an opportunity to wield two belts from two different weight classes, something that has never been done before.
There’s no doubt that McGregor’s historic fight against Eddie Alvarez will be the highlight of the night, but there are still plenty of online UFC betting lines for all the other bouts ahead of the headlining match. The welterweight bout between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson is promising, as well as the women’s Strawweight fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Either way, fans will have plenty of fights to predict.