Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-3, 6 KOs, 3 SUBs) will meet rising contender Kelvin Gastelum (13-2, 5 KOs, 4 SUBs) in UFC on FOX 25 on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. The card airs live on FOX starting 9 p.m. ET. Bet on the Hottest UFC odds at BookMaker.eu now.
Chris Weidman will be fighting in his backyard of Long Island, and that he desperately wants a win for an assortment of reasons. For starters, he was humiliated the final time that he fought in his home state, becoming wrecked by Yoel Romero. However, more to the point, Weidman has to avoid a fourth straight loss if he would like to stay relevant at 185 lbs.
His job will not be easy, as he matches a reddish hot Kelvin Gastelum, who has looked spectacular in recent conflicts. Let’s take a look at the UFC chances at BookMaker.eu and break down your gambling choices.
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Chris Weidman +158
Kelvin Gastelum -200
Over/under 2.5 rounds, over -160 Matchup Preview
Though Weidman is only 33, his apparent physical decline has been shockingly steep. He was 13-0 and the middleweight champ. Going into this Saturday, he has been knocked out in three consecutive fights – and every one of those KO/TKOs were brutal.
It is not that he has looked poor – Weidman was competitive against Rockhold, Romero and Mousasi before captured with strikes. However,”The All-American” appears to have reached his fighting peak – and it falls just under the elite level.
Weidman can get takedowns, but he can not do much harm. He can hit, but he’s not good enough to stand for five rounds against guys the very best standup fighters. As he’s been rocked in 3 consecutive fights, and we have to question his chin.
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