UFC 205 to take the Roof off MMA BettingPosted by: Mike Davis
MMA betting fans can look forward to the biggest event in the history of the sport; UFC 205. 205 marks the first time that the promotional company will be holding an event within New York City, specifically the Madison Square Garden. Madison Square Garden has a reputation for being one of the largest venues of the nation, and rightfully so, MSG usually holds the biggest events. Because of this, the UFC isn’t about to miss the opportunity to hold the flashiest event in the history of MMA. With three title fights on the Main Card, and some of the biggest names in the sport, UFC 205 is the event MMA fans have been waiting for. Let’s see what kind of odds the Main Card fighters are facing, to see what the best bet on UFC 205 could be.
UFC 205 – Saturday the 12th of November @ MSG
Eddie Alvarez 1½ (-160) +125
This fight card includes some of the biggest names in the business, but MMA betting fans know exactly which fight will be headlining the match: Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor. Alvarez is coming off a bout against Rafael dos Anjos, in which Alvarez successfully stripped the former champ of his title. Now Alvarez is set to make his first title defense against the biggest name in the sport; Conor McGregor. McGregor is coming off of his revenge against Nate Diaz, and will be looking to add another belt to his collection. McGregor is the reigning UFC Featherweight Champion and if he wins in November, he will also be the champion of the UFC Lightweight division. No other fighter has ever accomplished that feat within the UFC, but McGregor has taken a lot of heat for not defending his own title within the Featherweight division.
Jose Aldo has asked to get out of the UFC due to the promotional company not giving him his rematch against McGregor. But who can blame the UFC, or McGregor, for not giving a damn about Aldo’s rematch. After all, Aldo got knocked out in 13 seconds. If he wanted a rematch maybe he should have lasted longer in the octagon. You can try to make the argument that McGregor got luckily, but with the Irishman’s track record, you won’t be getting too far.
McGregor is used to having all eyes on him, but with a fight card this jam-packed, the other bouts are bound to draw attention. Tyron Woodley will be making his first title defense against Stephen Thompson. This is one bout fans certainly won’t want to miss.
Unlike Alvarez or Woodley, this will not be Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s first title defense. The Polish fighter has defended her belt against Jessica Penne and Valerie Letourneau. But now at MSG, Jedrzejczyk will get a chance to defend her belt against a fellow Pole, Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Both fighters have expressed joy for being able to put on a fight between two fighters of Polish decent in New York, a city with a high amount of Poles.
MMA betting fans may have a preference over which fight they want to catch, but one thing is for sure; this is one event no UFC fan can miss.