The UFC is traveling all the way to Singapore for UFC 275. There are a number of fighters on this card making long trips to get to their fighting destination. These travel arrangements could open the door for upsets galore at UFC 275. Follow me on Twitter @CombatSportsNBC for my tracked bets. Feel free to DM me if you want my picks for any fight on the card and my thoughts on any other props or parlays you’re interested in playing.
*** Fight: Brendan Allen vs Jacob Malkoun
** Prop Play: Brendan Allen to win in Round 3 or Decision (+175) on PointsBet
Analysis: Brendan Allen is the superior striker in this matchup. Allen will pick Jacob Malkoun apart as long as this fight stays standing. Malkoun has had success when he is able to grapple and take his opponent down. Malkoun will pursue the takedowns in early and often in this fight which will leave him gassed. Expect Allen to take control of this fight when Malkoun tires and gets sloppy with his striking.
*** Fight: Manel Kape vs Rogerio Bontorin
** Prop Play: Manel Kape by KO/TKO (+132) on PointsBet
Analysis: This is a striker vs grappler matchup. Rogerio Bontorin is looking to wrestle. He wants to secure takedowns and lay on his opponent. Manel Kape is a creative striker. Kape has the power in those strikes to finish this fight in various ways. Kape needs to let his hands fly and keep this fight at striking distance. He should secure a KO/TKO finish.
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*** Fight: Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk
** Prop Play: Zhang Weili by Points (+155) on PointsBet
Analysis: Weili and Joanna had an epic five-round battle two years ago. Weili walked away with a split decision victory and lost back-to-back fights vs Rose Namajunas in title fights. Weili is training with Henry Cejudo which should help her prepare. Weili should be able to mix her striking and wrestling to win rounds vs Joanna. The striking exchanges will be scored very close but the wrestling advantage goes to Weili and that should be how she finishes rounds. I see a Weili Zhang decision victory after three rounds.
*** Fight: Valentina Shevchenko vs Taila Santos
** Prop Play: Valentina Shevchenko To Win Inside The Distance (+136) on PointsBet
Analysis: Valentina Shevchenko is better than Taila Santos in every aspect of the fight game. I would like to see Santos let her hands go early in this fight and try to hurt Valentina. Once Valentina settles into a fight she wears on her opponents and picks them apart with strikes and finds openings to secure takedowns. Most of those takedowns end up in finishes on the ground. Valentina is a superior striker, grappler, and wrestler. Taila Santos should walk forward and throw power and volume early to back Valentina up and look to connect with a big punch. Valentina most likely settles into this fight and finishes it in round four via strikes.
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