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 at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. The card airs live on FOX starting 9 p.m. ET. Bet on the Hottest UFC chances at BookMaker.eu now.
Chris Weidman will be fighting in his backyard of Long Island, and that he desperately needs a win for an assortment of reasons. For starters, he had been humiliated the final time that he fought in his home state, becoming crushed by Yoel Romero. However, more to the point, Weidman must avoid a fourth consecutive loss if he would like to remain relevant at 185 lbs.
His job won’t be easy, as he matches a reddish sexy Kelvin Gastelum, who has appeared spectacular in recent conflicts. Let’s take a peek at the UFC chances at BookMaker.eu and break your gambling options.
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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 decrease has been surprisingly steep. Two years back, he had been the champ and 13-0. Moving into this Saturday, he has been knocked out in three consecutive fights – and each of these KO/TKOs were barbarous.
It’s not that he has looked bad – Weidman was aggressive from Rockhold, Romero and Mousasi before caught with strikes. But”The All-American” seems to have attained his fighting peak – and it falls just under the elite level.
Weidman can get takedowns, but he can not do much harm from the very best. He can strike, but he’s not good enough to endure for five rounds against men the best standup fighters. As he’s been rocked in three fights, and we have to question his chin.
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