UFC Fight Night 112 takes place on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The card airs live on Fox Sports 1 starting 9 p.m. ET. No. 7 lightweight Michael Chiesa meets rising prospect Kevin Lee in the main event. Bet on the latest
The crowded lightweight title picture might have to make room for another contender after UFC Fight Night 112. In the main event of the June 25 card, highly regarded Michael Chiesa will look to halt the rise of red-hot Kevin Lee. Whoever emerges the victor will have a rightful claim to meet a top-5 fighter.
Let’s take a look at the current scheduled fight card, and get a closer look at some of the night’s notable bouts. During fight week, the full slate of UFC fight odds for every fight will be available to bet on at BookMaker.eu.
UFC Fight Night 112 - Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee Prediction
You’ve got to get lightweights Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee some credit for manufacturing some drama into their main event matchup at UFC Fight Night 112 this Saturday. After the two swung at each other during a UFC press conference, there’s definitely some interest in watching a grudge match between two guys that casual fans have likely never heard of. Continue....
UFC Fight Night 112 Undercard
Middleweight - Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks
Women’s Strawweight - Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish
Lightweight - B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver
Two UFC veterans past their prime meet on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 112 on FS1, as B.J. Penn takes on Dennis Siver. Penn comes into this fight at 16-11-2 but he has lost his last four bouts, while Siver is 23-11 and on a two-fight losing streak. This fight is one of six on the main card on FS1, which features Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee. There are also six fights on the preliminary card, with three on FS2 and three on UFC Fight Pass. Let’s look at Penn vs. Siver and UFC picks. Continue...
Light Heavyweight - Ilir Latifi vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Women’s Strawweight - Maryna Moroz vs. Carla Esparza
Carla Esparza is favored against Maryna Moroz on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma on FS1. Esparza is 11-4 but she has lost two of her last three fights, while Moroz is 8-1 and on a two-fight winning streak. The fight between Esparza and Moroz is one of three on the FS2 portion of the preliminary card, leading up to a six-fight main card on FS1 that features Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee. Let’s look at Esparza vs. Moroz and UFC picks. Continue...
Light Heavyweight - Joshua Stansbury vs. Jeremy Kimball
Lightweight - Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch
Two fighters who have not been in action in more than a year make their return on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 112, as Clay Guida takes on Erik Koch. Guida is 32-17 in his career but hasn’t fought since June of last year when he was beaten by Brian Ortega at UFC 199. Koch is 15-4 in his career and hasn’t fought since May of last year when he defeated Shane Campbell.
The fight between Guida and Koch is one of three on the FS2 portion of the preliminary card, leading up to a six-fight main card on FS1 that features Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee. Let’s look at Guida vs. Koch and UFC picks. Continue...
Odds & Ends
Former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks looked like a new man at 185 pounds, dispatching of Hector Lombard with renewed energy. It should be noted that Lombard is also a blown up welterweight who has cardio issues. In Boetsch, Hendricks meets a natural middleweight.
While Boetsch isn’t exactly a gatekeeper to the elite tier, he’s a respected vet who has gutted out some impressive victories in the past. How Hendricks fares against “The Barbarian” should tell us a lot about his ceiling at 185 pounds.
Yes, B.J. Penn, former lightweight champion, Hall of Famer, and living legend isn’t hanging up the gloves yet - even after he was destroyed by young stud Yair Rodriguez his last time out. He’s stepping down a level to meet Dennis Siver, a kickboxing vet ranked outside of the top 15.
Penn’s name alone will draw casual interest, but if he can’t get past Siver, he might as well go look for legend fights in Bellator.
Strawweight Felice Herrig just handed blue chip prospect Alexa Grasso her first loss, and now she gets yet another undefeated prospect in Justine Kish. Herrig, a Muay Thai fighter, could really find her groove as a prospect killer should she beat Kish. Given the fighting styles of both women, this should be a fun, gritty scrap.
In another strawweight bout, former champion Carla Esparza is mired in a 1-2 slump, but her path doesn’t get any easier against the 8-1 Maryna Moroz. This is more a test for Moroz, who looks like she’s ready to vault up the rankings with a win over the first strawweight champ.
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will probably follow his twin brother into retirement soon, but he’s out to prove he’s got some fight left in the tank. It’s been tough to watch Noguera getting beaten up with frightening regularity these days, but Ilir Latifi is definitely the level of fighter he can gut out a win against.
Stay tuned for more updates
We’ll post UFC fight odds from BookMaker.eu as soon as they release, along with detailed fight previews and betting picks during fight week. There’s still a good number of fights being targeted for this card, so remember to check back in for updates to the card.