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UFC Vegas 35 Barbosa vs. Chikadze: Coby's Best Bets


The UFC hosts UFC Vegas 35 tonight headlined by two of the promotions most exciting strikers in Giga Chikadze and Edson Barboza.



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Aside from the main event, which on paper has FOTY potential, tonight is the TUF 29 finale. Bryan Battle and Gilbert Urbina square off in the co-main event to determine the seasons middleweight champion and Ricky Turcios battles Brady Hiestand in the bantamweight final.


Some other standout bouts on the card are Kevin Lee vs. Daniel Rodriguez, Alessio Di Chirico vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan and Pat Sabatini vs. Jamal Emmers. A few names you also might recognize on tonights card are Sam Alvey, Gerald Meerschaert and Andre Petroski.


As always, DM me on twitter for my full card plays @_CobyW.


1. Mana Martinez by KO -110


First fight of the night, first play of the night. Martinez is making his UFC debut tonight. The Texas native is a knockout artist to say the least. Martinez is a guy who absolutely has the skillset to have a tenured UFC career. His only two losses are to TUF veteran, Dulani Perry, and UFC bantamweight, Drako Rodriguez. He has notable 1stround knockout wins over DWCS vet Jose Johnson and TUF 29 finalist Ricky Turcios. In fact, all 8 of his wins have come by way of knockout. In his 10 pro bouts, he has been to decision once and over 1.5 rounds once. All signs point to an early ending in this one.