UFC Fight Night 130 is right around the corner. Read below as we highlight a few of the fights that will be taking place at the event!
Nordine Taleb (-300) vs. Claudio Henrique De Silva (+250)
At 36 years of age, it seems that Nordine Taleb is still doing his thing. He has posted a 14-4 record to this point in his career, and is known for being good at striking. He is entering this fight off a 2-match win streak, defeating Danny Roberts and Oliver Enkamp. Taleb is one of the most simple fighters in the game. Recently after a win in under a minute he said this about his strategy.
“It’s simple. Stay composed. Stay focused. Take the angles.” – Nordine Taleb
At 35 years of age, Claudio Henrique De Silva is still out there giving it his all. The Brazilian has posted an 11-1 record in his career, and has proven to be a tough out. He has not fought since November of 2014, so this will be his coming out party. He won his previous two bouts against Leon Edwards and Brad Scott.
The better bet would be to take Taleb (-300) simply due to the fact he has been more active in recent months. A 4-year lay-off is tough to come back from, in the case of De Silva.
Tom Breese (-310), vs. Daniel Kelly (+255)
The 26-year old Englishman Tom Breese has shown himself to be a legitimate threat to opponents to start his career. He began 10-0 before losing his last fight against Sean Strickland in June of 2016. This is going to be his first fight in two years and so a strong start beginning will be vital for him.
On the other side is 40-year-old Daniel Kelly, who is 13-3 in his career. He hasn’t won a fight since March 4, 2017, as he’s lost to Derek Brunson and Elias Theodorou since then. He is going to have it a little difficult, being 14 years older than his opponent, but he will have to make due.
The better bet is Tom Breese (-310) here. Both fighters enter off losses, and Breese is also 26, fighting against a 40-year-old. That will be a big deciding factor.
Carlo Pedersoli Jr. (-170) + Brad Scott (+150)
24-year-old Carlo Pedersoli Jr. has posted a 10-1 record to this point in his career, really showing to be a tough out. He hasn’t taken a loss since he fought Yuki Okano on December 5, 2015. He enters on a seven match winning streak and will be looking to extend it.
On the other side is 28-year-old Brad Scott, who has posted as 12-5 record. He is coming off a loss to Jack Hermansson last August, a first round TKO. He has not fought since then, and is going to be looking to shake some rust.
The best bet between these two fighters would be to take Pedersoli Jr. (-170), who has been more consistent in his career. He has shown to be a proven winner, and is on a big win streak. Ride the hot streak. Enjoy the fights and best of luck!
Full UFC Fight Night 130 Betting Odds
- The full UFC Fight Night 130 Betting Odds are from www.sportsbetting.ag as of May 24, 2018
|10:05 AM||24045||Gina Mazany||-110||o||Ov||2½||-280||o|
|10:35 AM||24041||Trevor Smith||+315||o||Ov||2½||-325||o|
|11:05 AM||24037||Gillian Robertson||+190||o||Ov||2½||-180||o|
|12:10 PM||24029||Daniel Kelly||+270||o||Ov||2½||-215||o|
|12:40 PM||24025||Claudio Henrique Da Silva||+270||o||Ov||2½||-205||o|
|01:15 PM||24021||Darren Stewart||+158||o||Ov||1½||-115||o|
|01:45 PM||24017||Davey Grant||+235||o||Ov||2½||-115||o|
|02:15 PM||24013||Makwan Amirkhani||+132||o||Ov||2½||-180||o|
|02:45 PM||24009||Mads Burnell||+235||o||Ov||2½||-245||o|
|03:15 PM||24005||Craig White||+410||o||Ov||1½||-160||o|
|03:45 PM||24001||Darren Till||-115||o||Ov||3½||-115||o|
|11:40 PM||24033||Brad Scott||+150||o||Ov||2½||-170||o|