The middleweight bout between Brad Tavares and Israel Adesanya headlines Ultimate Fighter 27. It will be a big night of action with the UFC betting odds indeed. The women’s flyweight match between Roxanne Modafferi and Barb Honchak also merits attention too. Ultimate Fighter 27 is the culmination of reality television series The Ultimate Fighter. This episode features the featherweight and lightweight finals. Many believe that Tavares could be a live dog against Adesanya. Modafferi is yet another attractive underdog. In fact, a total of nine bouts are on the card. For that reason, it should be a great Friday night at the fights!
Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale
Date and Time: Friday, July 6, 2018, 9 p.m. ET
Location: Pearl Concert Theater, Paradise, Nevada
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Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale TV Coverage: FS1
Brad Tavares is 30 years of age and a resident of Las Vegas. Which makes this a home bout for him. Tavares has a career record with the UFC Betting Odds of 17-4. Actually, Tavares has posted five knockouts out of his 17 wins. His other wins were two submissions and 10 decisions. He competes in the middleweight division. Extreme Couture MMA Fitness Dubai is the team Tavares fights with. A career that began in local promotions was catapulted to UFC in 2010. Ultimate Fighter 11 was the springboard eventually.
Tavares Previous Fights
In his last bout on April 14, 2018 Tavares met Krzysztof Jotko. In fact, the bout was part of UFC On Fox. Glendale, Arizona was the venue. Tavares scored a technical knockout win at 2:16 of the third round. It was his fourth consecutive win. On October 7, 2017 Tavares met Thales Leites at UFC 216. The bout to place in Las Vegas. Finally, Leites was defeated in a three round unanimous decision.
Israel Adesanya is 28 years of age and is a native of Nigeria. Actually, he fights out of New Zealand for the City Kickboxing team. Adesanya has a career record of 5-1. Of his five wins a total of one has come by knockout. Versatility has been the hallmark of his career. Also, Adesanya has fought across kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA and boxing. His all time sports betting record is 82-6-2. As a result, in December of 2017 he signed with UFC.
Adesanya Previous Fights
The first bout of the Nigerian’s career was against Rob Wilkinson. UFC 221 at Perth, Australia was the venue. Adesanya scored a technical knockout win at 3:37 of the second round. It was a smashing debut for what is expected to be a star career. In his last bout on April 14, 2018 Adesanya met Marvin Vettori. Glendale, Arizona was hosting UFC on Fox. Vettori lost a split decision. The win set up the showdown with Tavares.
Matchup to Watch
This matchup offers a stark contrast. Tavares is the veteran. Adesanya has tremendous versatility. And it is that variety which gives him the edge with the UFC Betting Odds. Few fighters can match Adesanya vast array of skills. Which will serve him well here.
UFC Betting Odds Picks
Israel Adesanya rates the call for Ultimate Fighter 27!
UFC Betting Online Pick: Israel Adesanya
UFC Betting Online Fight Prediction: Adesanya over Tavares by unanimous decision.
Check out highlights of Israel Adesanya’s win over Marvin Vettori!