At the onset of Fight Night is a flyweight title bout between Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez. This is a rematch of a February 29, 2020 bout that was won by Figueiredo. Since Figueiredo failed to make weight he was denied the title belt. On the whole, there are five main card UFC betting matchups. An interesting aspect of Fight Island is the time difference. Main card bouts will begin at 5 a.m. local time at Abu Dhabi. For that reason, the main card can be seen in United States prime time.
UFC Fight Night – Figueiredo vs. Benavidez – Main Card
|Date and Time:||Saturday, July 18, 2020, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|UFC Fight Night Main Card TV Coverage:||ESPN+|
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Joseph Benavidez – Flyweight Title Bout
Joseph Benavidez has a career offshore betting record of eight wins and two losses. Last time out was a technical knockout loss to Deiveson Figueiredo. That snapped a three-bout winning streak. Deiveson Figueiredo has won his more recent three bouts. And has not fought since that win over Benavidez. Figueiredo has 18 wins with one loss.
Jack Hermansson vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Middleweight Bout
Jack Hermansson has won three of his last four fights. However, Hermansson is coming off a second-round technical knockout loss to Jared Cannonier on September 8, 2019. His career record is 20 wins and five losses. In sum, Kelvin Gastelum has a career record of 15 wins and five losses. He has won just two of this last six fights. Gastelum is coming off a split decision win over Darren Till.
Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev – Lightweight Bout
With a record of 14 wins and three losses, Marc Diakiese has flashed resurgence. To show he has won his last two fights with the UFC betting odds. Diakiese is coming off a unanimous decision win over Lando Vannata on September 28, 2019. Previously he has fought in BAMMA, Cage Kumite, MMA Total Combat and MMA DNA. Rafael Fiziev has a career record of six wins and one loss. He is coming off a decision win over Alex White on October 26, 2019.
Ariane Lipski vs. Luana Carolina – Women’s Flyweight Bout
Former KSW women’s flyweight champion Ariane Lipski has dropped two of her last three fights. Lipski has a career record of 12 wins and five losses. In turn, she is coming off a unanimous decision win over Isabela de Padua on November 16, 2019. Counter to that is Luana Carolina with a record of six wins and one loss. On May 11, 2019 Carolina scored a decision win over Priscila Cachoeira.
Alexandre Pantoja vs. Askar Askarov – Flyweight Bout
UFC Fight Night Main Card Free Picks
In this situation, Ariane Lipski should be a strong value. Cause by her most recent win to get back on track. Joseph Benavidez, Rafael Fiziev and Askar Askarov bring potentially strong value as quality dogs.
UFC Fight Night Main Card Free Picks: Joseph Benavidez, Ariane Lipski, Rafael Fiziev, and Askar Askarov