This Saturday, UFC 204 will take place at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, and will feature one of the most anticipated rematches in UFC history. Current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will be defending his title against challenger Dan Henderson, who famously dropped Bisping with a huge knockout punch at UFC 100.
The co-main event matches middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi against former champion Vitor Belfort. Check out Sports Interaction’s UFC 204 betting here for the most up-to-date odds.
Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson
Records: Bisping 30-7-0 Henderson 32-14-0 Division: Middleweight UFC odds: Henderson +175 Bisping -235 Prediction: Bisping by Decision
This is a revenge fight for Michael Bisping. His destruction at the right hand of Dan Henderson 6 years ago is the stuff of legend, and Bisping will be bringing that defeat into the Octagon as his source of inspiration. The six years that have passed will be in Bisping’s favor, as Dan Henderson is now 46 years old and a single fight away from an overdue retirement. Henderson is a world class wrestler with a terrifying punch, but Bisping will be faster, and if he can keep this fight going, he’ll be able to tire Henderson out. Bisping is the -235 favorite.
Vitor Belfort vs. Gegard Mousasi
Records: Belfort (25-12 MMA, 14-8 UFC), Mousasi (39-6-2 MMA, 6-3 UFC) Division: Middleweight UFC odds: Belfort +250 Mousasi -360 Prediction: Mousasi by TKO
UFC 204 features some seriously veteran fighters. Vitor Belfort is 39 years old has been fighting for two decades, and is the +250 underdog in this fight. Belfort is a good boxer with an aggressive knockout style, but hasn’t looked great in some time, losing badly to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in May. Mousasi is the faster of the two, and is a more technical fighter, who will use his speed and footwork to outpace and outlast Belfort.
Jimi Manuwa vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Records: Manuwa (15-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC), Saint Preux (19-8 MMA, 7-3 UFC) Division: Light Heavyweight UFC odds: Manuwa +135 Saint Preux -175 Prediction: Saint Preux by Decision
Both of these light heavyweight fighters have struggled in their last few fights, but the odds here are in Saint Preux’s favor, as his all around athleticism makes him the favorite. Jimi Manuwa would need to try and outlast his opponent to get a win here, with the hope that St. Preux could get tired out first. Saint Preux is the better wrestler, and if he can get Manuwa to the mat early, he might even have a chance for a submission win.
Stefan Struve vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
Records: Omielanczuk (19-5-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC), Struve (27-8 MMA, 11-6 UFC) Division: Heavyweight UFC odds:Omielanczuk +155 Struve -195 Prediction: Struve by TKO
Daniel Omielanczuk got the call for this fight when Ruslan Magomedov had to back out. The Polish fighter is at a significant length and height disadvantage, although Stefan Struve has had some health issues lately that could impact his performance. Regardless of that, it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which Omielanczuk could find a way past the full foot size difference between these two fighters, which is why he’s the +155 underdog.
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