The next big MMA event takes place on Saturday evening, with UFC 255 live from UFC Apex in Las Vegas

The main event features Deiveson Figueiredo defending the flyweight championship against No Alex Perez, ranked 4 The co-main event has Valentina Shevchenko putting her women’s flyweight belt on the line vs. Non Jennifer Maia, ranked 3

As always with a major PPV event, there is definitely a lot of betting to be done. Let’s take a look at some of them

BetMGM has installed Figueiredo as a big favorite – as of Friday it comes down to -313 which means you have to bet $ 313 to win $ 100 Meanwhile Perez is a 250 which means if you get $ 100 back, you will win $ 250

Figueiredo (19-1) captured the vacant belt, plowing Joseph Benavidez for the second time to win by submission in the first round and claim his first world title at the end of July The Brazilian is 8- 1 in UFC, including six by stoppage Perez (24-5) entered the UFC via Dana White’s Contender Series He took advantage of his opportunity by going 6-1 with four of those wins by stoppage

On paper and looking at the odds it would appear that Figueiredo wins in a rout.But there is one factor that comes into play, which could help Perez resurrect

Since Perez started in the UFC he has shown a knack for finishing things on the feet or on the ground No one has surpassed Figueiredo, but he is vulnerable on the pitch – in his only loss to the ‘UFC vs Jussier Formiga he was passed on the mat Add to the fact that Perez has seven career wins (three in UFC) by submission, and now you can have a competitive fight if he hits the canvas

The keyword for this phrase is “if” Figueiredo is no slouch with his ground game, as he punched Benavidez after dropping him to set up the starter, and Perez was subdued three times in his career

Figueiredo is expected to win by KO He has the heaviest hands and his shot is more defined Perez has a chance, but he needs to get things down early, so Figueiredo doesn’t sweat and is more difficult to grasp

Figueiredo will be able to block all of Perez’s takedown attempts and beat him to the point where he stops him on his feet and successfully defends the 125-pound title for the first time in the opening five minutes and notches a first-round victory for the third time in four fights

This is the second biggest chance for a championship fight since UFC 193 in November 2015, when Holly Holm scored the monumental knockout against Ronda Rousey Can history repeat itself?

If you look at their respective CVs Maia doesn’t stand a chance, and it should be a resounding victory for Shevchenko You never mean that a fighter doesn’t stand a chance – but it seems to be unless Shevchenko won’t slip on a banana peel in his ring or inside the Octagon

After losing a split decision to current two-time champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 215, Shevchenko (19-3) suffered an absolute tear, mostly winning five consecutive fights with three of those wins inside. the distance In her last outing, Shevchenko destroyed Katlyn Chookagian via third round TKO at UFC 247 to defend her championship for the third timeOf his 19 career wins, Shevchenko has won 13 fights (six by KO, seven by submission) over the distance, including two of his last three

Maia (18-6) earned her first UFC title shot by winning three of her last four, including a first-round submission from Joanne Calderwood in early August Half of her wins came by stoppage ( four by KO, five by submission)

After Nunes Shevchenko is the second best fighter the world Maia can win, but she has to be perfect almost every second It’s a question of whether Shevchenko wins A bet to keep you is the fight that ends in round two Since rising to 125 pounds, two of Shevchenko’s five wins have come in this round

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