The UFC Fight Night event in Singapore was a difficult card to bet on due to the amount of fighters making their debut in the UFC. After several months of consistent winning, we chose to play this card safe and only go for bets that were absolute certain winners. As a result, we made two solid predictions that both ended up winning us a good amount of money to kick off our UFC betting campaign for 2014.
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MAX HOLLOWAY v WILL CHOPE
Will Chope started strong in this fight but Holloway weathered the early storm to finish Chope with strikes in the second round. Chope had a massive size and reach advantage over the young Hawaiian, but that didn’t deter Holloway from getting inside and lighting up Chope with some big power punches. As soon as Chope showed signs that he was hurt, Holloway swarmed on him and almost finished the fight at the very end of the first round. Chope was definitely saved by the bell and there were questions as to whether or not he would be able to continue the fight into the second round.
It was a dominant performance for Holloway, who had to be feeling some pressure going into this fight after suffering two losses in this previous two fights. At one point Max Holloway was being dubbed as one of the hottest young prospects in the UFC’s Featherweight division and this impressive performance puts his career right back on track.
HYUN GYU LIM v TAREC SAFFIEDINE
This fight played out exactly how we thought it would. Tarec Saffiedine used his superior speed and striking advantage to pick apart Lim. Saffiedine kept landing vicious leg kicks throughout the fight, to the point where Lim could barely stand up at the end of the third round.
It was an excellent performance from Saffiedine who will be looking to build momentum in the UFC’s Welterweight division by fighting a top 10 contender in his next fight. Saffiedine was never really in trouble during this fight, apart from a late flurry from Lim in the last 20 seconds of the 5th round. As a result, Saffiedine should present a tough challenge for any Welterweight in the UFC’s stacked Welterweight division.