When Stephen Thompson fights Kevin Holland on Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland, he hopes to avoid suffering his third straight defeat and maybe falling in the UFC welterweight rankings.
On Saturday night at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, preliminary action for UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Holland begins at 7:00 p.m. ET. The main card follows at 10:00 p.m. ET. All of the action can be seen on ESPN.
Despite losing his last two fights, including a unanimous decision loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 45 in December, Stephen Thompson has managed to hold onto the No. 6 slot in the UFC welterweight rankings.
“The 160-pound catchweight match between Kevin Holland and Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279 ended in a submission at 2:13 into the contest. Over the course of his last five bouts, Holland has only managed to win twice. He has, however, had consistent success when competing at welterweight, going 6-1 in his last seven fights, including victory over Tim Means and Alex.
In this article, we are going to look at sportsbooks like Parimatch, that have begun offering odds as early as Over 0.5 rounds in fights. For this exact reason, we are giving away a pick early on in the fight. In the Tai Tuivasa (2.65) vs Sergei Pavlovich (1.45) fight, Parimatch has the fight going over 0.5 rounds @1.49, which is infact a better value proposition than the betting favourite Sergei winning the fight.
UFC Orlando: Thompson vs Holland Betting Odds and Prediction
Eryk Anders (2.46) vs Kyle Daukaus (1.46)
Prediction: Eryk Anders wins
Jack Hermansson (1.55) vs Roman Dolidze (2.35)
Prediction: The fight goes over 1.5 rounds @1.40 or Over 2.5 rounds @1.75
Tai Tuivasa (2.65) vs Sergei Pavlovich (1.44)
Prediction: Pavlovich wins or the fight goes over 0.5 rounds @1.49
Bryan Barberena (4.50) vs Rafael Dos Anjos (1.18)
Prediction: Rafael Dos Anjos wins the fight.
Stephen Thompson (2.30) vs Kevin Holland (1.66)
Prediction: Kevin Holland wins the fight or the fight goes over 2.5 rounds @1.59