Cage Warriors 87 Betting Tips and Predictions

Cage Warriors 87 takes place just a short 5-minute drive from my home and features several fighters that live very close to my hometown.

It hurts me to bet against one of these Welsh fighters, but I need to separate my emotions from business, and after researching this event it was clear that there was one excellent opportunity to make money.

The betting lines for Cage Warriors 87 start to close in around 3 hours, and I expect the odds to decline on this bet significantly shortly after I post this tip. Please place your bet as soon as possible to maximise the amount of money that you can make.

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Aaron Khalid vs Ross Houston Betting Tip and Prediction

I love Aaron Khalid. He’s a solid young fighter, and he comes from my hometown, but I can’t help but feel that this matchup is too much too soon. Aaron is still developing, and I would have liked Cage Warriors to have managed his career a little better and give him time to grow as an athlete.

Cage Warriors do a good job of giving exciting young fighters like Aaron a big platform to perform in front of their hometown fans, but they frequently jump the gun and fast track exciting young prospects into matchups that they are not ready for.

We recently saw this happen when they matched up Paddy Pimblett with Nad Narimani. Pimblett is a valuable asset for Cage Warriors because he can sell out big arenas in his hometown of Liverpool, but it was clear that he was not quite ready for the big stage when he struggled against Ultimate Fighter alumni, Julian Erosa. When Cage Warriors matched him up against an experienced vet like Narimani, it was inevitable that he would struggle.

I hoped that Cage Warriors would have learned from their mistake, but it seems that they are doing the same thing with the army of Welsh fighters that they have signed to their roster.

Aaron Khalid is young and tough, but he hasn’t had enough time to develop the technical skills required to compete against an opponent like Ross Houston. Aaron is raw and unpolished, while Ross is clinical and precise.

I would love Aaron to win this fight, and it’s possible he could because his hometown fans will give him a big boost, but skill for skill I cannot ignore the fact that he is second best to Ross everywhere. Ross Houston is very good, and this is a tough fight for Aaron Khalid.

Reasons for betting on Ross Houston to beat Aaron Khalid

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”18″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#679f42″]Ross Houston is significantly better than Aaron Khalid in every single aspect of MMA.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#679f42″]Houston is a strong wrestler and an intelligent grappler. He always favours position over submission and does a good job of maintaining dominant positions over his opponent. Aaron Khalid frequently gives up position and he is too accepting of being on the bottom. [/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#679f42″]Aaron Khalid has poor takedown defense.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#679f42″]Aaron Khalid has low level striking. He looks awkward, nervous and unsure of himself when standing. [/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#679f42″]Ross Houston is a coach at SBG Inverness. His ability to coach others shines through in his fighting style because he has very good fight IQ. [/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#679f42″]Ross Houston is strong in all areas, Khalid is primarily a grappler. [/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-check” icon_color=”#679f42″]Ross Houston is young, but he shows a lot of maturity in the cage. He understands the importance of winning rounds and he doesn’t risk adrenaline dumping by over-aggressively pursuing the finish.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Risk Factors with betting on Ross Houston

[ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”18″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-exclamation-triangle warning” icon_color=”#ea5e50″]Aaron Khalid has home advantage and the Welsh fans are very loud and passionate. This could have an adverse effect on Houston’s performance.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-exclamation-triangle warning” icon_color=”#ea5e50″]Ross Houston is still young which means he might be inconsistent.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-exclamation-triangle warning” icon_color=”#ea5e50″]These are two inexperienced fighters which means something crazy happening is always more likely.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”Defaults-exclamation-triangle warning” icon_color=”#ea5e50″]Anything can happen in MMA.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list]

Our Betting Tip

Ross Houston to win


3 Units

[3% of your bankroll]


Decimal = 1.54
Moneyline = -185
Fractional = 27/50


Implied Probability

The bookies believe that Ross Houston has a 65% chance of beating Aaron Khalid based on their current odds.


Our Probability

We believe that Ross Houston has a 70% chance of beating Aaron Khalid based on our extensive research and analysis.

I'm a Professional Gambler from the UK. I specialize in betting on MMA. I've got 1 kid, a Shih Tzu and I've been making money from gambling for around 8 years now.

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