Johnson vs Borg Odds and Preview
The event will take place this coming Saturday September 9th at Rogers Place and will be headlined by current UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson against Champion contender Ray Borg. Although this fight clearly doesn’t have the same sex appeal as the recent Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather tilt from last month, it should be noted that Johnson is one of the more accomplished fighters in his weight class amongst his peers. If Johnson does indeed successfully defend his crown, it would mark the eleventh time he’s done so accordingly and would make him the first ever fighter to achieve such a task. Standing in his way is a bigger, stronger, and much younger Ray Borg who has an extra inch of reach, and seven years of youth on his side and comes in to this Saturday’s fight with an 11-2 record and has won consecutive fights by unanimous decision. The Arizona native Borg who goes by the “Tazmexican Devil” fights with a Gaidojutso fighting style that has been made popular by trainer Greg Jackson. The unique fighting style has proven to be quite effective since it’s inception in 2000. Fighters like Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, Holly Holm and Rashad Evans all fight with the same style, and all have enjoyed loads of success.
Johnson comes into Saturday’s fight as the overwhelming favourite at 1.10 odds to win the match according to Bet365. At age 31 he’s won his last 12 fights and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Johnson is an extremely elusive fighter whose biggest strength is his quick strike ability with both landing punches and kicks. Borg comes in at a whopping 7.00 odds to pull off the upset and that number is by far the most crooked on the card.
Shevchenko vs Nunes Odds and Preview
The second Championship fight on the card comes on the women’s side of the draw as reigning Champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil will square off against Valentina Shevchenko. Nunes is a lethal fighter and when she smells blood, is unstoppable. The 29-year old has won her last five fights ( by TKO, two by submission and one by decision). The lone decision came back at UFC 196 in March of last year against none other than Shevchenko. In fact, the first fight against the Soviet born Shevchenko was the only fight in the last five that has even gone beyond round one. In the last two fights for Nunes she has embarrassed the competition. She submitted Miesha Tate in the first round of UFC 200 and then her most recent fight was a frantic flurry of punches in the first 48 seconds of the opening round against former champion Ronda Rousey.
Shevchenko is paying 1.80 to win outright and is the slight favourite to dethrone the current champ while Nunes is paying an even 2.00 odds to successfully defend her title. Bet on UFC 215 at Bet365 Sportsbook T&C apply (18+)