UFC Fight Night 55 Odds & Predictions

We have two events to bet on this weekend. UFC Fight Night 55 will be hosted at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. This is the fourth time that the UFC has visited down under. The action starts at 7:00pm ET on Friday night, so get your bets in on time.

UFC Fight Night 55 Fight Card

Main Fight Card (Fight Pass 10pm ET)
Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping
Al Iaquinta vs. Ross Pearson
Clint Hester vs. Robert Whittaker
Soa Palelei vs. Walt Harris

Prelim Fights (Fight Pass 7:30pm ET)
Jake Matthews vs. Vagner Rocha
Guto Inocente vs. Anthony Perosh
Sam Alvey vs. Dylan Andrews
Louis Smolka vs. Richie Vaculik
Chris Clements vs. Vik Grujic
Daniel Kelly vs. Luke Zachrich
Marcus Brimage vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun
Frankie Saenz vs. Aljamain Sterling

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UFC Fight Night 55 Betting Predictions

  • Bet Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping Goes to Decision +130 (5Dimes)

Luke Rockhold (12-2) is 2-1 in the UFC and all three of his fights have ended by stoppage. He submitted Boetsch and knocked out Philippou in his last two fights. Michael Bisping (25-6) has alternated wins and losses since 2012 and he just beat Le.

I like Rockhold to win a decision, but Bisping could easily pull off the upset. Bisping has never been submitted and even in his recent losses 2 of the 3 have been by decision. Rockhold doesn’t have a ton of power and at these odds this is my best bet on the card.

  • Bet Ross Pearson –145 (BetOnline) vs. Al Iaquinta

The line on Ross Pearson (16-7-0-1) is up to –220 at some shops already, so I’d bet him now if you like him. Al Iaquinta (9-3-1) is 4-2 in the UFC and has been impressive for the most part. This is his chance to get a win over a fighter with some name recognition.

Both fighters match-up closely on paper. Both are active strikers that are accurate and have reasonably good defense. I just feel like Pearson has the technical ability and experience edge. Pearson is also 3-1-0-1 since he returned to the LW division.

  • Bet Soa Palelei –152 (BetLion) vs. Walt Harris

I think that everything is lining up well for Soa Palelei (21-4) to pick up a win in his home country. Palelei lost to Rosholt by decision after putting forth a poor effort, but prior to that he was 3-0 in the UFC and he had won all of those fights by TKO/KO.

Walt Harris (7-3) is 0-2 in the UFC, which includes a loss to Rosholt and Krylov. Harris was brutal in both of those fights. Palelei has a KO win over Krylov and I expect the aging fighter to give it everything he has in Australia. At these odds I’ll take a shot on him.

Robert Whitaker (12-4) will never be a contender, but the Aussie fighter is no slouch either. Whitaker is 3-2 in the UFC and he just snapped a 2-fight losing streak by beating Rhodes. Clint Hester (11-3) is 4-0 in the UFC, but who has the American beat?

Hester has beaten a bunch of nobodies and his last two fights have gone the distance. Whitaker is tough to takedown and he’s an active striker with some power. Hester has a 4’’ reach advantage, but I like the Aussie to upset the American in Sydney.

  • Bet Rockhold vs. Bisping Goes Distance / Pearson / Palelei Parlay +531 (5Dimes)

Rather than try to bet on a number of big favorites I’m sticking with my picks on my parlay. I really like these picks and at +531 I like this parlay a lot. I’ll be betting a full unit on the parlay. I may even do another for a ½ unit and add Whitaker to the equation.

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