UFC Fight Night 72 and Bellator 140 Picks From The Secret Psychic Spy~!

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By the Secret Psychic Spy (secretpsychicspy@yahoo.com)

Starting Bankroll: $1,500

Current Bankroll: $1,030.06

Last week: 3/5 Overall 65/114 (57%)

Two big shows this weekend, with Bellator 140 tonight and UFC Fight Night 72 tomorrow morning/afternoon in North America or evening in the UK. I’ve looked up and down both cards and found 5 value picks. One from tonight’s show and 4 from tomorrow’s.

Pick 1 – Douglas Lima (26-5) -175 over Andrey Koreshkov (17-1) I’m betting $100 to win $57.14

This is the main event of the Bellator show and Lima defends his Welterweight title against tournament winner Koreshkov. Lima has looked outstanding in Bellator, with 5 straight KO wins and I think he gets a sixth here. He’s faced a much tougher level of competition than Koreshkov.

Pick 2 – Rob Whiteford (11-2) -145 over Paul Redmond (11-4) I’m betting $100 to win $68.97

Whiteford will be a huge hometown hero in his native Scotland and he should blitz Redmond fairly easily. Redmond should losing his 2nd straight here, after also losing his UFC debut earlier this year.

Pick 3 – Teemu Peckalen (7-0) -125 over Mickael Lebout (12-4-2) I’m betting $100 to win $80

Peckalen is making his UFC debut. He’s won every one of his career fights by KO or submission. Lebout has fought once in UFC, just this past April and lost to lightly regarded Sergio Moraes. Peckalen should have a successful start to his UFC career here.

Pick 4 – Jimmie Rivera (16-1) -125 over Marcus Brimage (6-4) I’m betting $100 to win $80

Rivera is also making his UFC debut but has some impressive wins on the regional circuit, including Jesse Brock, Cody Stevens and Carson Beebe. He’s knocked out each of his last two opponents, including a 16 second win in his last fight. Brimage has lost 3 of his last 4, including being knocked out twice and shouldn’t be much of a match for Rivera here.

Pick 5 – Paddy Holohan (11-1-1) -185 over Vaughan Lee (14-10-1)

Holohan is a training partner of Conor McGregor and the luck of the Irish should carry over here, as Holohan has looked great so far in his UFC career. With his charisma, he could be just a couple of wins away from competing for a title in the relatively weak flyweight division. Lee has been finished in 3 of his last 5 fights and will probably make it 4 of 6 here.

All told, I’m betting $500 with a chance to win $340.16

On with the betting game.

2015 Betting Game: Secret Psychic Spy vs Ryan Frederick

Current Standings:

Ryan Frederick: $1,082.53 (Picked Lawler, Gordon, Hein, Alvarez, Ortega, Noons, Browne, Magny, Matthews)

Secret Psychic Spy: $1,290.18 (Picked Samman, Bosse, Amirkhani, Henderson, Breese, Pyle, Wee, Andrews)

Both of us were winners last weekend but young Ryan crept a little closer as Robbie Lawler was slightly more of an underdog than Samman was. I’m going with the debuting Jimmie Rivera at -125 for the reasons indicated above.

Ryan’s pick is Thales Leites at +105 over Michael Bisping. Bisping is good on home soil but Leites is on a solid win streak and has been getting the job done impressively in his UFC comeback. I see him as a better fighter at this stage over Bisping and winning a close fight. 

Good luck, enjoy the fights and remember, don’t bet more than you can afford to lose and try to have fun with it!

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