UFC on FuelTV 5 delivered brilliant entertainment just six days ago in Nottingham and now it’s already time for another UFC show as UFC on FX 5 goes down tonight in Minnesota, USA . The card is headlined by a five round heavyweight bout between the giants Travis “Hapa” Browne and Antonio “Big Foot” Silva. Here are our betting picks for the event.
Aaron Simpson vs Mike Pierce: two excellent wrestlers meet in this welterweight duel. Simpson got first win at welterweight by outgrappling Kenny Robertson to a decision win. Pierce is 2-2 in last four with narrow split decision losses to top dogs Johny Hendricks and Josh Koscheck. Simpson is a great allrounder but he will not be able to outgrapple Pierce who should hold the advantage on the feet. Our pick is Pierce at 1.57
Jacob Volkmann vs Shane Roller: another wrestler meets wrestler match up. Volkmann is a pure grappler with very little to offer on the feet. Roller on the other hand has shown that his striking is improving and that he has some power in his hands. This is a even match up and we feel that the line should be closer. Roller at 2.50 is worth a bet.
Jeremy Stephens vs Yves Edwards: Fighting since 1997 Edwards is a true veteran. He is still a great fighter but mileage shows in his ability to take punches. Now he faces Stephens who is a heavy hitter. Stephens has improved a lot during last couple of years and only lost to top competition. Bet on Stephens at 1.43