If betting odds and MMA predictions for the UFC 177 main fight card mean anything, fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship are in for a great night of fights. It’s all headlines by the much-anticipated rematch between newly crowned UFC bantamweight champ, T.J. Dillashaw, taking on former longtime 135-pound king, Renan Barao.
UFC 177 takes place this Saturday night from Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., and the main fight card can be seen live and free of charge on Fox Sports 1. All the action from the main card gets underway at 10 p.m. ET and it consists of five exciting bouts.
First up, UFC 177 predictions experts around the world will find out if Dillashaw’s destruction of The Baron last August was legit or merely a one-hit wonder. A couple of key points are going to be how the Alpha Male team champ will handle the pressures of his first title defense, as well as how hungry Barao comes into this matchup following his first loss in almost a decade.
According to MMA oddsmakers at Bovada Sportsbooks, TJ Dillashaw is expected to hold on to his belt, as he’s the betting favorite at -155, compared to Renan Barao’s +125 odds of a shocker. I find that very interesting considering up until his last fight, the Brazilian was among most people’s top three pound-for-pound list.
Personally, I believe that UFC 177 predictions experts better gear up for a trilogy, as I believe Barao will regain his title and force the UFC to have to schedule the rubber match early in 2015. Here’s how the rest of the UFC 177 free UFC predictions for the main card looks as far as MMA betting odds are concerned.
UFC 177 Fight Card Betting Odds:
- (UFC lightweights) Tony Ferguson (-260) vs. Danny Castillo (+200)
- (UFC women’s bantamweights) Bethe Correia (-140) vs. Shayna Baszler (+110)
- (UFC lightweights) Ramsey Nijem (+165) vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (-205)
- (UFC lightweights) Yancy Medeiros (-120) vs. Damon Jackson (-110)
Now that you are very much familiar with how the UFC 177 main card will go down, it seems like there’s only one thing left to do. Thus, here are my personal UFC 177 predictions based on the aforementioned MMA betting odds from Bovada Sportsbooks.
UFC 177 Fight Card Predictions: Renan Barao (+125), Danny Castillo (+200), Shayna Baszler (+110), Ramsey Nijem (+165) and Yancy Medeiros (-120)