Online UFC Betting Looks Ahead to 213’s Headlining MatchesPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
This weekend’s online UFC betting event will deliver some of the best fights of the year. After having to contend with a series of Fight Night Events, UFC 213 promises to dramatic fights with climatic finishes.
The headlining match of the night will pit Amanda Nunes against Valentina Shevchenko. Nunes is a Brazilian born fighter who currently wields the women’s bantamweight belt. However, Nunes is much more than that. She’s actually the first gay champion the UFC has ever had, which makes her an icon across many platforms.
Shevchenko is a worthy opponent and there’s no doubt this is as fierce as a pairing as the UFC can deliver. However, the co-headlining night of the match could very well exceed the sports betting anticipation for 213’s title fight.
Yoel Romero is an Olympic wrestler who has earned a reputation in the promotion for being a straight madman. With two Kos on his record via flying knees, there’s no question that Romero is the pinnacle of human athleticism. Romero will be facing off against Robert Whittaker and surprisingly enough; the MMA odds are siding with Whittaker.
UFC 213 – Co-Headlining Match – Saturday, July 8th
Yoel Romero 1 ½ (+165) +110 vs. Robert Whittaker 1 ½ (-190) -130
As stated, Romero comes into this bout as the online UFC betting underdog. This is shocking to say the least, considering that Romero has yet to lose a fight with the UFC. In fact, ‘Soldier of God’ comes into this bout with a 12-1 record, as well as a 8-fight win streak.
On the other hand, Whittaker comes into this fight flashing his own merits. ‘The Reaper’ has a professional record of 18-4 and comes into this pairing riding a 7-fight win streak. Whittaker is also 26 years young which contrasts drastically against Romero’s old age of 40. The odds may be taken the staggering difference in age into account when putting odds together for this fight, but it still feels like they’re underestimating Romero.
This fight will pair an absolute madman in Romero against a well-rounded fighter in Whittaker. Every single one of Romero’s finishes has been via knockout – a testament to the physical prowess of the Cuban. Whittaker has a good blend of knockouts and submissions, which prove that he is more balanced than Romero. However, he’ll have to avoid the devastating blows Romero is known to deliver.
Because of both fighters’ win streaks, this fight will be for the middleweight interim title. Whoever wins this bout will have to face Michael Bisping. Bisping has always been accused of dodging Romero and it’ll be interesting to see if he does in fact step into the octagon to face Romero or instead opts to retire.
UFC 213 – Headlining Bout – Saturday, July 8th
Amanda Nunes (C) 2 ½ (+105) -110 vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 ½ (-125) -110
This will be a rematch of their fight at UFC 196. Nunes won that fight via unanimous decision and will be looking for a more defiant victory. Nevertheless, this bout represents Shevchenko’s first crack at the women’s bantamweight title and online UFC betting fans can expect her to bring her A-game.