UFC Fight Night 47 Predictions
We’ve had a lengthy break from UFC action, but the fights are back on this weekend with UFC Fight Night 47. The event is Saturday night and will be hosted at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The action will be available on Fox Sports 1.
Best Bets for UFC Fight Night 47
- Bet Seth Baczynski –137 (SportBet) vs. Alan Jouban
Seth Baczynski (19-11) is a UFC veteran that has been on a bad run. He is 1-3 in his last 4 fights. The decision losses against Alves and Pierce aren’t bad, but the 1st round KO loss to Melancon was poor. He’ll get a shot at a win against UFC newcomer Alan Jouban (9-2).
Jouban has fought some decent competition, but Baczynski should win the striking battle. He’s a tall and lanky fighter that lands a lot of strikes. Jouban could steal this fight if he has success taking the veteran down. Baczynski needs a win and I expect him to get it.
- Bet Sam Alvey +115 (BetDSI) vs. Tom Watson
Sam Alvey (23-5-1) will finally get a shot to fight in the UFC and his first opponent is Tom Watson (16-7). Watson is 1-3 in the UFC with all of the losses coming by decision. Watson is simply a striker that has absolutely no ground or submission game.
Alvey is a striker as well, but he’d be smart to try and mix in a few takedown attempts, as Watson struggles at TD defense. Alvey is the more powerful striker and he is a good counter striker. I like Alvey to either win by TKO/KO or decision in his debut.
- Bet Sara McMann by TKO/KO +515 (5Dimes) vs. Lauren Murphy
Sara McMann (7-1) lost to Rousey in her last fight, but in the long run that fight will make her a better fighter. Lauren Murphy (8-0) is going to make her UFC debut. She’s undefeated and has displayed good power (6 TKO/KO Wins), but she has no submission game.
McMann is a great wrestler and she’s going to rush Murphy from the opening bell looking for takedowns. From there she’ll be able to work her ground and pound. Murphy doesn’t have the talent to fight off of her back. At these odds I’ll take McMann by TKO/KO.
- Bet Ovince St. Preux +156 (Pinnacle) vs. Ryan Bader
Ryan Bader (17-4) has never lost a decision in his career and his cardio is amongst the best in the UFC. Ovince St. Preux (16-5) is 4-0 in the UFC with his last two wins coming over Krylov and Jimmo. His last three wins have also been by stoppage in R1 (2X) and R2.
This is a 5-round fight, so I’m definitely worried about the cardio of St. Preux as this fight goes on. However, I expect St. Preux to be able to finish Bader before it gets too deep into the fight. OSP is athletic, has power and can lock in submissions quickly.
- Bet McMann / Baczynski / Jordan Parlay +220 (SportsInteraction)
Shawn Jordan is fighting Jack May on the prelims. May looked terrible in his UFC debut where he lost by TKO against Derrick Lewis in April. I’m not a big fan of Jordan and he has been KO’ed twice in a row (Gonzaga &Mitrione), but he should get a win against May.