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UFC Fight Night 66 Predictions

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With boxing and MMA there has been a number of pay per view cards of late. But there is a another big UFC event, UFC Fight Night 66 is going to be on Fox Sports One for the planet to see without having to dip into their wallets. Simply because that is the case don’t believe means this event is coming from Las Vegas though, this event is going to be live from Philippines at the Mall of Asia Arena in Greater Manila. This is the very first time the UFC has been doing this neck of the woods, interesting timing given the recent Pacquiao fight. I guess this area of the world is a real fight mecca.

UFC Fight Night 66

UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs. Faber

The feature bout with this card is Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber. Both have now been former champions though UFC fans are likely far more acquainted with Edgar who once held the lightweight belt. He has not fought since November and has bounced back from back once again to back losses to Benson Henderson, followed by yet another loss to Jose Aldo. Faber has 32 wins to his credit but is simply 8-3 in UFC events (he has extensive experience on other circuits). As a result he’s a pretty significant underdog to Edgar at +315.

In line with the oddsmakers the most effective bout on the card is going to be between American Neil Magny and South Korean Hyung Gyu Lim. Again this is a case where one fighter, Magny, has a lot of experience within the UFC while his opponent does not. In UFC bouts Lim is 3-1 but he has been impressive with three knockouts and the main one loss coming on a decision. Magny is honorable mention on the MMA Junkie listing for the weight class which explains why he’s a small favourite in this 1 at -115. This will be an excellent someone to watch.

Few in UFC have more wins than Gegard Mousasi’s 35. The intimidating Iranian is ranked sixth in the middleweight division and is going to be dealing with fellow top 15 fighter in the shape of Costas Philippou. Mousasi is a very heavy favourite at -565. At some prices he can be the right guy to back because he protects business and knocks people out however, not this one. That and the fact that Phillipou hasn’t fought in a year are very good reasons to have a pass with this fight. The only real reason it is being billed as the 2nd best fight could be the trustworthiness of the fighters. Nobody is giving Philippou an attempt to win.

Even though it was a last minute addition individuals are getting excited about the bout between Mark Munoz and Luke Barnatt. Munoz might be American but he goes by the name of the Filipino Wrecking Machine. As far as nicknames go it isn’t the most effective but it’s ten times better than Barnatt who goes by the BigSlow. Despite he remains the favourite as youth and a six inch height advantage. Barnatt was great for his first eight fights but has lost his last two. Munoz at +140 is definitely worth a shot.

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