Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-3, 6 KOs, 3 SUBs) will fulfill rising competition Kelvin Gastelum (13-2, 5 KOs, 4 SUBs) at UFC on FOX 25 on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. The card issuers reside on FOX starting 9 p.m. ET. Bet on the Hottest UFC chances at BookMaker.eu now.
Chris Weidman will be battling in his garden of Long Island, and he desperately needs a win for an assortment of factors. For starters, he was humiliated the final time that he fought in his home state, getting crushed by Yoel Romero. However, more importantly, Weidman has to avoid a fourth straight loss if he wants to remain relevant at 185 lbs.
His task will not be easy, as he meets a reddish hot Kelvin Gastelum, who has appeared spectacular in recent conflicts. Let us take a peek at the UFC chances at BookMaker.eu and break down your betting options.
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Chris Weidman +158
Kelvin Gastelum -200
Over/under 2.5 rounds, over -160 Matchup Preview
Though Weidman is just 33, his apparent physical decrease has been shockingly steep. He was the champ and 13-0. Moving into this Saturday, he’s been knocked out in three straight fights – and each of these KO/TKOs were brutal.
It is not that he’s looked poor – Weidman was competitive from Rockhold, Romero and Mousasi before captured with strikes. But”The All-American” seems to have attained his fighting summit – and it falls only below the elite level.
Weidman can get takedowns, but he can’t do much harm. He can strike, but he’s not great enough to endure for five rounds against guys the very best standup fighters. And we now have to question his brow, as he’s been rocked in three fights.
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