“Battle Island” — previously often known as Yas Island — in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, hosts one more night of blended martial arts (MMA) motion this Saturday night (July 15, 2020), together with a Flyweight title bout within the featured attraction. After lacking weight the primary time round, Deiveson Figueiredo will look to make it 2-Zero towards Joseph Benavidez and earn some {hardware} within the course of.

UFC Battle Island 2 viewers can even get to see Jack Hermansson face Kelvin Gastelum as each males try to regain their footing as Middleweight contenders and Marc Diakiese try to proceed his resurgence towards Tiger Muay Thai placing menace Rafael Fiziev.

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Because it seems, tough Octagon debuts sometimes result in main enchancment. Each Lerone Murphy and Taila Santos regarded far superior of their sophomore efforts, undoing the work performed by Jack Shore’s dominant end and Tim Elliott’s slender victory. Lesson realized … at the least till I overlook.

UFC Battle Island 2 Odds For The Below Card:

Roman Dolidze (-170) vs. Khadis Ibragimov (+150)
Grant Dawson (-255) vs. Nad Narimani (+215)
Joe Duffy (-345) vs. Joel Alvarez (+285)
Montel Jackson (-200) vs. Brett Johns (+170)
Amir Albazi (-165) vs. Malcolm Gordon (+135)
Arman Tsarukyan (-200) vs. Davi Ramos (+170)
Serghei Spivac (-160) vs. Carlos Felipe (+140)

Ideas: Arman Tsarukyan is the star of a reasonably fraught undercard.

Davi Ramos’ final battle noticed him completely neutralized by Islam Makhachev, and although Tsarukyan’s Octagon debut towards Makhachev confirmed that he can’t fairly match the Dagestani in that division, he’s a detailed second and a extra versatile striker in addition to. Tsarukyan is greater than able to preserving it on the ft, the place he’s noticeably higher than the Brazilian grappling ace. Financial institution on Armenia to win massive.

Parlaying Tsarukyan with Joe Duffy — the deservedly largest favourite on the cardboard — nets constructive odds. Seeing as “Irish” has a large edge within the rise up and sufficient wrestling chops to take Alvarez’s floor sport out of the equation, that appears like a recipe for achievement from the place I’m sitting.

On the riskier facet, I like Amir Albazi over Malcolm Gordon. Although Gordon’s bought some nasty pop in that proper hand, he additionally tends to shell up beneath stress and appears to be the marginally weaker wrestler of the 2. Put him in with Montel Jackson, whose important measurement benefit ought to pay dividends towards Brett Johns.

UFC On Battle Island 2 Most important Card:

Deiveson Figueiredo (-210) vs. Joseph Benavidez (+175)
Jack Hermansson (-110) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (-110)
Marc Diakiese (-155) vs. Rafael Fiziev (+135)
Ariane Lipski (-120) vs. Luana Carolina (EVEN)
Alexandre Pantoja (-200) vs. Askar Askarov (+170)

Ideas: Actually not seeing a complete lot right here. A part of me desires to place some cash down on Fiziev as a result of he’s low-key one of many scarier strikers within the Light-weight division, however Marc Diakiese’s large enhancements and harmful wrestling expertise make that too dangerous for my style. It’s most likely simply finest to simply go away this lot alone.

UFC Battle Island 2 Finest Bets:

  • Parlay — Arman Tsarukyan and Joe Duffy: Wager $88 to make $80
  • Parlay — Amir Albazi and Montel Jackson: Wager $40 to make $56.40

After two stable occasions, we are able to safely anticipate some extra “Battle Island” fireworks tomorrow. See you then, Maniacs.

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Preliminary Funding For 2020: $300
Present Whole: $477.74