UFC on FOX 24 takes place on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The card airs live on FOX following the FS1 prelims. Scheduled to fight are flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson, middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza, and rising strawweight Michelle Waterson. Bet on the latest
God bless UFC FOX cards. For the most part, they’re every bit as loaded as a pay-per-view card - you just don’t have to pay anything for them. That’s the case with UFC on FOX 24 on April 15, which features a title fight supported by several top contender matches.
We’ll keep you updated on the latest UFC fight odds for this event, with detailed previews and betting picks during fight week. For now, let’s take a look at what to expect.
Flyweight Championship - Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis
Johnson has been the UFC’s most dominant champion for years, and he’s never even really been challenged during his reign. At this point, we’re all just waiting for him to break Anderson Silva’s record for most title defenses. Expect him to be a huge favorite in the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu, as Reis is being thrown into the fire against the champ mainly because he’s a guy that DJ hasn’t seen yet.
UFC on Fox 24 - Johnson vs. Reis Prediction
At this point, the most interesting thing about Demetrious Johnson’s title reign is waiting to see if he’ll break Anderson Silva’s record for most title defenses. Kind of like how the ‘95-’96 Bulls were so much better than the rest of the league that we were just waiting to see if they’d set the single season wins record. Continue...
Women’s Strawweight - Rose Namajunas vs. Michelle Waterson
This will likely be the most watched fight of the night, as it pits two attractive women against each other in a high-stakes contender matchup at 115 pounds. Namajunas and Waterson are ranked No. 4 and No. 6 respectively, but the best part of this scrap is that they’re both wildly entertaining fighters.
Namajunas is just 24 years old with a quickly evolving skillset on the feet as well as a lightning quick submission game. Waterson is a former Invicta champion who has no problem going toe-to-toe against bigger fighters and an excellent grappling game of her own. Each has the ruggedness to make this a brutal battle of attrition.
UFC on Fox 24 - Namajunas vs. Waterson Prediction
In a bout that could determine the next women’s strawweight title challenger, No. 4 ranked Rose Namajunas will meet No. 6 Michelle Waterson in the co-main event of this Saturday’s UFC on FOX 24. It’s a matchup that not only carries high stakes, but promises to be an exciting affair between two fan-friendly fighters. Continue...
Middleweight - Ronaldo Souza vs. Robert Whittaker
Souza is one of the best middleweights in the world - the only reason he hasn’t fought for the title yet is because of the logjam at the top of the division. After a stay-busy fight against Tim Boetsch at UFC 208, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu master now tests one of the division’s few blue chip prospects in Robert Whittaker.
Whittaker has the youth, power and striking to make this an extremely compelling matchup. How he fares against a killer like “Jacare” will tell us a lot about how good the 26-year old can be.
UFC on Fox 24 - Souza vs Whittaker Prediction
This Saturday, we’ll find out if 26-year old Robert Whittaker is ready to join the elite field of middleweight contenders. Currently riding a six-fight win streak, the Aussie takes a giant step up in competition to face No. 3 ranked Ronaldo Jacare Souza. It’s a pivotal fight for both men, as a loss for Jacare would push him out of the title picture, while a win for Whittaker could very much justify a title bid of his own. Continue...
Featherweight - Jeremy Stephens vs. Renato Moicano
Flyweight - Tim Elliot vs. Louis Smolka
Light Heavyweight - Devin Clark vs. Jake Collier
Welterweight - Zak Cummings vs. Nathan Coy
Middleweight - Anthony Smith vs. Andrew Sanchez