UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Holland

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What’s up fight fans?

We know it's Football season but who doesn't love a bit of violence on the weekend?

We're back after a week off with a great fight night card from the packed Amway Center in Orlando.

The card has some great scraps and looks as good as any PPV this year, so let's get straight into it!

Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland

It’s always fun having main events that do not hold the highest stakes but are meant for the pure entertainment of fight fans.

Wonderboy is back to compete in a 5 round fun striking war against big mouth himself, Kevin Holland.

Both men faced losses against wrestling-heavy contenders but finally, they get a favourable dance partner in each other, and we can expect 5 rounds of crazy action.

Stephen Thompson is one of the OGs of the game and has faced the who's who in his 10-year UFC run.

He has fought for UFC gold and beaten some top names like Jorge Masvidal, Vicente Luque, and Rory MacDonald.

Wonderboy is towards the end of his exciting career, but this is the perfect matchup for him to entertain the fight fans again.

Kevin Holland on the other hand has been on a crazy run himself fighting 11 times in the last 2 years and setting the record for most wins in a calendar year.

Holland has been in some fun fights which has made him a fan favourite.

This fight has a lot of variables, Wonderboy is the better technical striker, but he is 39 years old and Holland does have a sneaky submission game which makes this fight intriguing.

Best Bets

Our first best bet comes on a last-minute middleweight bout between Jack Hermansson and Roman Dolidze.

Jack is the much more experienced fighter here having better grappling and technical striking credentials.

Roman has taken this fight last minute so we think he's entering this bout without a drilled game plan so we're picking Hermansson to either get a sneaky submission or a decision win.

Our next bet comes on the people's main event, Tai Tuivasa vs Sergey Pavlovich.

This one is going to be a firefight and both men are going to swing for the fences.

In a fight like that, we're taking the near 3/1 dog in Bam Bam who has fought better competition and has shown heart which is key in such matchups.

Our final pick comes on our fun main event.

Although Thompson is 39, his losses have come to heavy grapplers, so we think he is facing a favorable opponent in Kevin Holland.

Wonderboy is technically the better striker, and we think Holland's best chance here is a finish, so we'll pick the underdog veteran who is the better fighter overall in our opinion.

Selection: Jack Hermansson submission or points (Win method, double chance) @1.83

Selection: Tai Tuivasa (Win market) @2.7

Selection: Stephen Thompson (Win market) @2.27

Selection: Parlay all Selections @11.22