UFC Boston: Team picks

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After a dominant return to form for Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-3) last week against Michelle Waterson (17-7), and Cub Swanson’s (26-11) fight of the year contender decision victory over Kron Gracie (5-1). The Octagon will travel to the TD Graden for UFC Boston.

Main event

The main event for UFC Boston will see former middleweight king, Chris Weidman (14-4) move up to light-heavyweight to face rising star Dominick Reyes (11-0).

Weidman will make his light-heavyweight debut as a +146 underdog, on the back of his third-round TKO loss to Ronald Souza (26-7). Weidman has struggled as of late with a record of 1-4 in his past five fights. Which likely influenced his decision to make the move up in weight.

Reyes, on the other hand will come into the fight undefeated. With five wins in the UFC in just 11 total career fights. Reyes knows that a win against the former middleweight champion will go a long way towards setting a title fight against current light-heavyweight king Jon Jones (25-1).

Co-main event

The co-main event at UFC Boston will, hopefully, settle a feud between unorthodox bantamweight Yair Rodriguez (12-2) and the hard-hitting Jeremy Stephens (28-16).

The bad blood between these two started last month after the initial meeting was ruled a no-contest during the main event at UFC Mexico.

The fight was ruled a no-contest after Stephens could not continue following an eye-poke from Rodriguez. After the fight, Rodriguez was visibly upset and blamed Stephens for quitting claiming he was scared.

Stephens did not take kindly to Rodriguez’s comments, as if he needed any more motivation to try and take his opponent’s head off. This motivation was made clear as Stephen’s exclaimed “your boy is gonna die” during his weigh-in.

Rodriguez will enter this grudge match as a slight -106 favourite against Stephens.

The rest of the card’s odds

  • Greg Hardy (-270) vs Ben Sosoli (+250)
  • Joe Lauzon (+144) vs Jonathan Pearce (-149)
  • Maycee Barber (-136) vs Gillian Robertson (+131)
  • Deron Winn (-116) vs Darren Stewart (+108)

All odds are taken from Shoreline Sportsbook.

Daniel’s picks

  • Reyes
  • Stephens
  • Hardy
  • Lauzon
  • Roberton
  • Stewart

Hunter’s picks

  • Reyes
  • Stephens
  • Hardy
  • Pearce
  • Barber
  • Winn

Lee’s picks

  • Reyes
  • Rodriguez
  • Hardy
  • Pearce
  • Barber
  • Winn

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