UFC Fight Night 91 PreviewPosted by: Mike Davis
UFC betting is coming to South Dakota! UFC Fight Night 91 will be hosted at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. On Wednesday July 13th McDonald vs. Lineker will be headlining for UFC’s homecoming in the Mount Rushmore State. The official fight card along with the UFC betting odds are as follows:
Alex Nicholson vs. Devin Clark
Cody Pfister vs. Scott Holtzman
Eric Spicely vs. Sam Alvey Katlyn
Ben Nguyen vs. Louis Smolka
Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Alexey
Landon Vannata vs. Tony Ferguson
Matthew Lopez vs. Rani Yahya
Cortney Casey vs. Cristina Stanciu
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Lauren Murphy
Keita Nakamura vs. Kyle Noke
Tim Boetsch vs. Josh Samman
Michael McDonald vs. John Lineker
Tony Ferguson will be fighting to possibly earn a shot at the lightweight title come Wednesday night. If he is successful Eddie Alvarez might have to defend his crown before he’s done breaking it in. Ferguson was scheduled to fight against Michael Chiesa. Unfortunately, Chiesa suffered a back injury which has forced him to be a spectator for this fight. In place of Chiesa, Landon Vannata will be stepping up. Vannata is still new to the UFC and sportsbooks adjusted accordingly, they have Ferguson as the favorite with a staggering -750. Ferguson has proven himself to be one of the UFC’s premier fighters and without a full camp of training Vannata’s finds himself in a classic ‘David vs. Goliath’ scenario.
McDonald vs. Lineker is shaping up to be an intense matchup. These two fighters bring very different fighting styles to the octagon and it’ll be more than entertaining to see who emerges victorious. Lineker is known for his ‘Hands of Stone’ while ‘Mayday’ is known for his mat advantage. If McDonald is looking to achieve success during this bout then his main strategy should be to get the Brazilian slugger down on the mat as soon as possible. If he fails and is forced to duke it out with Lineker on his feet, then sportsbook users can be confident that he won’t sustain a beating from those stone hands.
Kyle Noke vs. Keita Nakamura is a fight worth acknowledging. This match is an international welterweight bout and will pin the Aussies against their Pacific Ocean brethren. These two fighters technique have more in common than McDonald vs. Lineker. Although they can do it all, but they don’t excel at any area in particular. Noke might have a slight advantage on his feet and Nakamura might be a better grappler, but this is more opinion than fact. Overall, UFC betting fans can bank on Noke’s size to play a big part in determining this bout’s outcome.