UFC 217 will be held on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Main Card has Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, both from the United States, going head to head at 11:45 p.m. ET.
Thompson ranked #2 with a 13-1-1 record including 54% of his wins by KO/TKO, 8% by submission and 38% by judges decision. Thompson has a 75 inch reach and 41 inch leg reach and lands 3.72 significant strikes per minute. Masvidal is ranked #4 with a 32-12-0 record including 38% by KO/TKO, 6% by submission and 53% by judges decision. Masvidal lands 4.23 significant strikes per minute. On the grappling side of the fight Masdival has a takdown average of 1.83 with a 61.11% accuracy versus Thompson with .53 average at a 43.9% accuracy. The Vegas betting odds for this fight shows the favorite as Thompson at -185 and Masvidal as the underdog at +150.
Another fight on the Main Card is Michael Bisping “The Count” versus Georges St-Pierre “Rush” vying for the Middleweight Title with a fight time start of 10pm ET. Bisping from England has a 31-7-0 record with 58% by KO/TKO, 10% by submission and 29% by decision. St-Pierre comes into the fight from Canada with a 25-2-0 record of which 32% are by KO/TKO 20% by submission and 48% by decision. Both fighters weigh in at 185lbs with St-Pierre having a 1 inch reach advantage of Bisping by gives up 2 inches in height. St-Pierre possesses a 53.81% accuracy in strikes and 74.44% in takedowns. The opposing fighter, Bisping’s accuracy with strikes is 38.5% and his takedown accuracy is at 43.33%. The Vegas picks for this main card has the Canadian Georges St-Pierre with fight odds at -115 and the England native Michael Bisping at -115.
On the female side of the Main Card for UFC 217 we are slated to see the Women’s Strawweight Title Fight when Joanna faces Rose “Thug” Namajunas. Jedrzejczyk is the current Strawweight Champion with a 14-0-0 record. 64% of Jedrzejczyk wins are by judges decision so you can expect that she will be looking to stay in this fight until the end. Namajunas is ranked #4 and she is looking to leave with the title belt but can she do it? Namajunas has a record of 7-3-0 with 86% of those wins being by submission. The Vegas fight odds on this event features Jedrzejczyk at -600 with Rose Namajunas at +400.
This Saturday is fight night at Madison Square Garden where will we see punches thrown, some fancy footwork or maybe a triangle choke. Make your fight night picks before it's too late. If you're going to watch the fight you might as well place a bet on it.