Looking ahead to tonight’s card will see the return of Paddy Pimblett mixed in with Lightweight title fight and two UFC fighters as the main event. Here are what the traders are eyeing up:
Much of the focus tonight will be on the return of Paddy “The Baddy” Pimblett, who makes his first appearance in the octagon in 18 months. Once the poster boy of Cage Warriors, Pimblett went nine consecutive wins in a row before going on to lose two of his last three fights. He will be looking to bounce back tonight and early money suggests fans expect him to submit Decky Dalton.
Dalton is no slouch, currently riding a four-fight win streak and has been in with very good opposition. He is though a late replacement coming in on just nine days notice and I do expect Pimblett to win this as the odds suggest. I think he will take the more cautious approach and coast to a one-sided decision currently at odds of 3/1.
The co main event sees the only title fight scheduled for tonight after 2 other title fights had to be postponed. This sees unbeaten Welshman Mason Jones square off against Joe McColgan. I don’t see how this fight ends any other way than Jones’ hand getting raised at the end. Jones hasn’t submitted a fighter since his fourth bout and submitted three of his first four opponents ( none in his last four bouts) but we would be looking at him taking McColgan via submission and at 7/2, we think this is value.
Brings us to our Main Event where 2 UFC fighters square off against each other – Darren Stewart v Bartosz Fabinski. Both fighters were scheduled for separate fights on the UFC London card tomorrow night.
On paper Fabinski looks to have the better record but is coming into this fights having been out for the past 14 months. Stewart, however, has won his last two including snapping the unbeaten streak of Deron Winn and Bevan Lewis. He has won four of his last five fights and his only loss coming against rising UFC contender, Edmen Shahbazyan. We have taken most money on Stewart KO which has seen his odds go from 4/1 into just under 2/1. His last 2 wins have been via decision and see the same coming here. We currently have this priced up at 17/10 and think it’s worth taking.