August 10th, 2019

UFC Uruguay-Back this Fight Night Treble

The UFC continues their tour around South-America with a return to Uruguay at the Antel Arena in Montevideo.

A women’s Flyweight title fight will headline the event with a renewed rivalry, to finally settle the score between two of the most experienced women’s mixed martial artists.

Shevchenko v Carmouche

Reigning 125-pound champion Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko will take on former title challenger Liz Carmouche. The pair have faced each other before nine years ago at C3 Fighting in Oaklahoma, with Carmouche securing the victory via doctors stoppage in the second round.

Shevchenko will look for revenge against a woman who was the first female fighter to ever set foot inside the UFC octagon.

The champion ‘Bullet’ has cemented her place at the top of the tree with three victories on the bounce. Can she add another victory and defend her title tonight?

Bet on Shevchenko who is the clear favourite at 1/12.

The Silent Assassin v Platinum Perry

This one should be straight fire! Former The Ultimate Fighter contestant Vincente Luque will battle the hard-hitting Mike Perry in a Welterweight co-main event.

The Brazilian Luque is slowly climbing the rankings, with a current five-fight win streak including four knockouts and one submission.

While his opponent ‘Platinum’ Perry has picked up a patchy record going 2-3 in his last five, winning by unanimous over Alex Oliveira last time out.

Perry is nicely priced at 7/4 to win the bout but I wouldn’t rely on his recent form. I could see another knockout victory from Luque at 4/9 to win this one.

‘No Time’ Oezdemir v ILir ‘The Sledgehammer’ Latifi

It has been a tough run for Volkan Oezdemir who has lost his last three in a row. He lost to former Light-Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, title challenger Anthony Smith and upcoming contender Dominick Reyes.

Volkan will be fired up to put a frustrating year-and-a-half behind him and get back into the win column with a big victory, as he takes on fellow 205-contender Ilir Latifi.

Latifi is an excellent wrestler but not the most agile on his feet. Oezdemir should use his added reach and extreme punching power to score the victory. Back the Swiss fighter to pack a punch at 8/13.

Fight Night Treble-Shevchenko at 1/12, Luque at 4/9 and Oezdemir at 8/13.