UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre Preview and Picks
Ready for UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre picks and betting odds & predictions? We have reached UFC 217 which will feature three title fights. This card is shaping up to be one of the most exciting cards of the year, and features a lot of fighters who don’t like each other.
Event: UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre
Date: November 4th, 2017
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass
Main Card (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Pay-Per-View)
Michael Bisping (+100) vs. Georges St-Pierre (-130)
One of the most anticipated fights of the year is finally here, and it should be a real dandy. The winner of this fight will be crowned the new Middleweight champion of the world.
Georges St-Pierre will come back from a four year layoff from the UFC to take on Michael Bisping. For Bisping his strength is striking while GSP is known more as a wrestler.
This fight will probably come down to what style of fight is waged in this one, and I think Bisping and his striking will be too much for GSP.
I think this will go the distance, but GSP will have just taken too much damage, and Bisping will win by a decision.
MMA Betting Pick: Bisping +100
Cody Garbrandt (-150)vs. TJ Dillashaw (+110)
Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw will face off for the bantamweight belt in this one. Cody Garbrandt came from relatively no where to claim this belt back in UFC 207 against Dominick Cruz.
He has faced injuries since then though, which is why he has had such a long lay off. For Cody he is a boxer first and foremost and his goal in every fight is to finish with his fists.
For T.J. Dillashaw he has felt like he got robbed last time not getting a chance at this fight, and he is out for some revenge.
For Dillashaw to win this fight he is going to need to do a lot of dancing, and make sure he doesn’t get hit with a big shot.
He also needs his legs to his advantage. I think that he will get hit with one of those punches for Garbrandt and that will lead to a victory for the defending champion.
MMA Betting Pick: Garbrandt
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (-417) vs. Rose Namajunas (+310)
The UFC hopes to have found an opponent that will give Joanna Jedrzejczyk some sort of trouble, but I don’t that will happen in this fight.
I think that the she just has too much power and that will lead to an early knockout.
MMA Betting Pick: Jedrzejczyk
Jorge Masvidal (+126) vs. Stephen Thompson (-154)
Stephen Thompson will try to turn around his career after a draw, and a loss in his last two fights, both coming against Tyron Woodley.
In the last fight both fighters didn’t do much in all five rounds, but Thompson did less and that led to him being defeated.
He was always known as one of the most exciting welerweights on the planet, and he is going to have to really impress to get that reputation back.
Jorge Masvidal also feels like he should get a chance at Woodley next, and a win in this fight might just be enough for him to get that.
He is an all around great fighter, and has a lot of strengths and not many weaknesses. I think Thompson will get the best of him though in this game, and he will move up the rankings.
MMA Betting Pick: Thompson -154
Paulo Costa (-135) vs. Johny Hendricks (+115)
The UFC 217 card opens up with a middleweight bout between a fan favorite, and an up and coming guy in the UFC that could really make a name for himself with a win in this game.
Johny Hendricks went from a championship belt to just a few years ago, to fighting a guy who only has two fights under his belt, and if he was to lose this fight, it might really spell the end of him being a contender in the UFC.
What made Hendricks so good was his power, but the last few years he has really lost a lot of that power, but he is going to have to find some in this fight if he wants to win this one.
For Paulo Costa he is a powerful guy who really likes to use kicks to finish guys. Although he is still knew in the UFC I would expect him to really try to make a statement in this fight.
I think that Costa will be successful with one of those legs kick, and that will lead to a victory.
MMA Betting Pick: Paulo Costa -135
Prelims (8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on FS1)
Joe Duffy (-260) vs. James Vick (+180)
MMA Betting Pick: Joe Duffy (-260
Mark Godbeer (+250) vs. Walt Harris (-350)
MMA Betting Pick: Will Brooks -340
Corey Anderson (+120) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (-167)
MMA Betting Pick: Ovince Saint Preux (-167)
Randy Brown (-164) vs. Mickey Gall (+136)
MMA Betting Pick: Mickey Gall +136
Prelims (6:15 p.m. ET / 3:15 p.m. PT on UFC Fight Pass)
Curtis Blaydes (-365) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (+300)
MMA Betting Pick: Curtin Blaydes -365
Ion Cutelaba (-400) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (+280)
MMA Betting Pick: Ion Cutelaba -400
Ricardo Ramos (-130) vs. Aiemann Zahabi (+100)
MMA Betting Pick: Aiemann Zahabi +100