Mihajlovic Betting on Breaking the Ice at UFC on FOX 20
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
UFC betting fans love to watch a good fight, but love a lucrative one even more. While UFC on FOX 20 will provide more than enough entertainment as Holly Holm is set to take on the South American Valentina Shevchenko, it also has a very auspicious bout. UFC on FOX 20 will take place on Saturday July the 23rd at United Center in Chicago. If you’re looking to tune in FOX will obviously be streaming the fight as well as many TV apps or entertainment consoles apps. Let’s check in on the fight card and see the most valuable wagers for UFC betting fans. Here is the complete fight card, as well as the sportsbook odds.
Luis Henrique +140 vs. Dmitry Smolyakov -160
Clearly the most valuable wager is the +475 Mihajlovic upset. These two were originally set to face each other all the way back in April but Mihajlovic was pulled from the fight with no reason attributed. This time it looks like these two will indeed face each other and Ngannou is the heavy favorite. The French-Cameroonian is coming into this fight with a 7-1 record and has earned a reputation as a heavy-hitter by winning 57% of his fights by knockout. Ngannou won over Mihajlovic’s replacement, Curtis Blaydes, by outlasting his opponent in what was certainly a hard earned win. Although Blaydes might have been able to win bout in the end, it was ultimately stopped short due to his smashed eye socket. Ngannou showed great resilience and patience in that fight as well as in his previous matches. He’ll be coming into UFC on FOX 20 with a 6 match win streak and will be looking to keep it rolling on the Serbian Mihajlovic.
Mihajlovic isn’t too impressed with that win streak however, considering that he’s coming in on a 10 win streak. Bojan lost the first 3 fights of his professional career and quickly rebounded by winning 40% of his bouts by knockout. Mihajlovic is making his UFC debut at 36 years old and while he may be older he is definitely smaller than his opponent. Mihajlovic weighs in at 235 lbs. standing at 5’11” compared to the French-Cameroonian’s 250 lbs. 6’4” measurements. The highlight of the Serbian’s career is definitely his 10 win streak as he hasn’t overcome any noteworthy opponents. Standing in an inch under 6’ definitely classifies him as one of the smallest heavyweight competitors, but the Serbian usually uses his small height to his advantage. Mihajlovic’s small stature gives him an advantage when landing small compact punches to the body, as well as producing favorable outcomes when attempting takedown. Expect Mihajlovic to favor the mat and attempt to wear down Ngannou who has a takedown average of 0. If you’re a UFC betting fan who likes to favor the underdog then picking Mihajlovic to upset in his UFC debut is certainly the wager you’re looking for.