UFC 212 takes place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The card airs on pay-per-view after the FS1 prelims. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo will meet interim titleholder Max Holloway in a title unification main event. Bet on the latest UFC 212 odds at BookMaker.eu now!
Some of Brazil’s best fighters will take center stage for a UFC pay-per-view card on June 3. UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro will feature an awesome slate of champions, No. 1 contenders, top-10 fighters and rising prospects all repping their home country against a slew of well-deserving opponents.
Jose Aldo is the greatest featherweight of all time. Max Holloway, at only 25, has evolved into one of the best young fighters in an absolutely stacked division. Both men are super athletic with elite skill sets, setting up what looks to be an explosive, fast-paced throwdown for the belt. Should Holloway win, he would join Conor McGregor as the only man to beat Aldo in the UFC - an era that spans nearly a decade.
While more fights are still being added to the card, there are already a few notable fights we need to discuss now. In some cases, UFC odds for these matches are already available at BookMaker.eu, where you can bet on fights year round.
UFC 212 - Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway Betting Prediction
This Saturday’s featherweight title unification bout between champion Jose Aldo and interim titleholder Max Holloway presents a crossroads for the division. If Aldo wins, it’s likely we could see another era of dominance for the 29-year old, as he’s already beaten many of the current contenders during his first reign.
But if Holloway can become just the second man to beat Aldo in more than 10 years, that opens up a lot of new doors for the 145-pound class. There are plenty of challengers that the young Hawaiian has yet to face, and watching him trying to become the next great featherweight champ would be something new for everyone. Continue...
Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz have one thing common: their only UFC losses have come against strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Their styles could not be more different. Gadelha is a powerhouse grappler - a girl with ridiculous natural strength and multiple world championship in BJJ. Kowalkiewicz is a high-level kickboxer with endless heart and cardio. It’s an awesome style matchup between the No. 1 contender and the No. 2 ranked strawweight.
UFC 212: Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewciz Prediction
In 27 combined MMA fights, strawweight contenders Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz have only lost to one fighter: champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. That will change this Saturday when the two square off in Rio de Janeiro.
Currently, Gadelha and Kowalkiewicz are ranked No. 1 and No. 2, making for a high-stakes matchup at 115 pounds. The matchup also presents an intriguing clash of style, pitting Gadelha’s world champion BJJ skills against Kowalkiewicz’ decorate kickboxing background. Continue...
Middleweights - Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt
UFC 212 - Vitor Belfort (-162) vs. Nate Marquardt (+132) Prediction
In 1996, a young Vitor Belfort stepped into the cage for the first time as a pro MMA fighter. More than 20 years later, he’ll lace up the gloves for the last time. This Saturday, “The Phenom” will meet veteran Nate Marquardt at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro in hopes of walking away from the sport with a win.
Can Belfort score a storybook knockout and ride off into the sunset, or will Marquardt spoil the part? Let’s take a look at the UFC betting odds and break down the matchup from a betting angle. Continue...
Lightweights - Erick Silva (+115) vs. Yancy Medeiros (-145)
UFC 212 - Yancy Medeiros vs. Erick Silva Predictions
Welterweight Yancy Medeiros will fight on the same card as his teammate Max Holloway this Saturday, as the Hawaiian is set to face Erick Silva in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While neither man is in title contention, they bring fun fighting styles that should get the crowd to its feet. Medeiros is a bruiser in the tough Hawaiian mold, while Silva is an athletic marvel with explosive striking - this should be good. Continue...
Bantamweight - Johnny Eduardo (+155) vs. Matthew Lopez (-195)
UFC 212 - Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez Prediction
Matthew Lopez is favored against Johnny Eduardo at UFC 212 on Saturday in Brazil. Lopez is 9-1 in his career, including 1-1 in the UFC, while Eduardo is 28-10, including 3-2 in the UFC. This fight is one of four on the FS1 portion of the preliminary card, leading up to the main card, which features a featherweight unification bout between Jose Aldo and Max Holloway. Let’s look at Eduardo vs. Lopez and UFC Picks. Continue...
Flyweight - Marco Beltran (+128) vs. Deiveson Alcantara (-158)
We’ve got a feeling that there will likely be another premier matchup or two thrown onto this pay-per-view - multiple Brazilian stars are already calling for a spot on this card. We’ll keep you posted with the latest updates.
Stay Tuned for Fight Odds and UpdatesMake sure to check the fight odds at BookMaker.eu for all your available betting options. For pay-per-view cards, odds usually release early for the bigger fights. In fact, you can bet on fight odds for Aldo-Holloway right now. Odds for the entire night are generally available on Monday of fight week.
And during fight week, keep an eye out for our in-depth betting guides that we post during that time as well! You’ll find detailed analyses for fights, common sense betting picks and underdog specials to help you win some cash before the night’s over.
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