UFC 213 takes place on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card airs live on pay-per-view starting 10 p.m. ET following the previews on FX. Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will defend her title against Valentina Shevchenko in the main event.
Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes retired two of her division’s biggest stars - Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate - in consecutive fights. In both matchups, the Brazilian bomber dispatched her opponents in frighteningly violent fashion. Her next matchup might not be so easy - the champ meets gritty Russian kickboxer Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of UFC 213 on July 8.
The rest of the card is impressive, with a middleweight interim title bout between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker serving as the co-main event. Let’s get into some of the night’s best fights into detail and start getting hyped.
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The co-main event will be a battle for the interim middleweight title, as Romero takes on Whittaker. Romero has won his last eight fights and is ranked as the No. 1 contender in the division, while Whittaker has won his last seven fights and is ranked No. 3.
Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker Prediction
Not many people expected Robert Whittaker to beat Jacare Souza. It was too early in his career for the 26-year old to take on a perennial top-3 middleweight. But not only did “The Reaper” win, he opened up a can on the Brazilian like no UFC fighter had ever done. It wasn’t even close.
Now, the Australian is fighting for the interim title against the division’s scariest man: Yoel Romero. Should Whittaker down the hulk, it’d be a stunning rise to prominence for a fighter who was still considered a prospect just one fight ago. Continue...
UFC 213 Prelim Fights:
Welterweights: Donald Cerrone (+115 ) vs. Robbie Lawler (-135) - Fight moved to UFC 214
Heavyweights: Alistair Overeem (-130) vs. Fabricio Werdum (+100)
Fabricio Werdum is a former champion who really misses having a belt around his waist. Ever since losing the title to Stipe Miocic at UFC 198, the Brazilian has been vocal about getting another shot at the king. Should he beat perennial contender Alistair Overeem this Saturday, nobody should be surprised if he elects to sit out until he gets the challenge he feels he deserves. Continue...
Lightweights: Anthony Pettis (-231) vs. Jim Miller (+181)
Heavyweights: Travis Browne (-205) vs. Alexei Oleinik (+170)
Welterweights: Jordan Mein (+100) vs. Belal Muhammad (-130)
Welterweight: Chad Laprise (-700) vs. Brian Camozzi (+500)
Chad Laprise is a big favorite to defeat Brian Camozzi at UFC 213 on Saturday in Las Vegas. Laprise is 12-2 in his career, including 4-2 in the UFC, while Camozzi is 7-3, including 0-1 in the UFC. This fight is one of four on the FS1 portion of the preliminary card, leading up to a five-fight main pay-per-view card, which features Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko. Let’s look at Laprise vs. Camozzi and UFC picks. Continue...
What to Watch For
The first time Nunes and Shevchenko met, Nunes eked out a decision victory against the Russian. While the Brazilian started off strong, by the third round Shevchenko had turned the tide with her relentless cardio. One got the feeling that a five-round affair would have had a different result. Now we get to see if that’s truly the case as Nunes faces her most difficult title defense yet.
Young Australian Robert Whittaker seized the spotlight by demolishing longtime contender Jacare Souza. Now, the 26-year old takes on the scariest man in the division: Yoel Romero. In case you forgot, Romero is a beast of a man who only needs a split second and a single strike to demolish his opponents. But Whittaker’s stunning rise cannot be ignored - his quickness and striking prowess are already among the best in the division.
Former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler won fight of the year (and some say history) with his 2015 thriller against Rory MacDonald. He nearly won it again the next year for a bloodbath against Carlos Condit. His matchup with Cerrone has the potential to be even better than those two - considering “Cowboy’s” own action-oriented style and Lawler’s brawling instincts.
Fabricio Werdum wants another crack at the heavyweight title, but to get there he’ll have to avenge a loss to Alistair Overeem. The Brazilian lost in tepid fashion to The Reem years ago in Strikeforce, but he’s evolved exponentially since then. Overeem doesn’t do boring fights - his chin is to unsteady for him not to try for an early finish.
Stay Tuned for Fight Odds and Updates
Make 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 some fight odds right now. Odds for the entire card 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 is over.
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