UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREVIEW: Grocke’s Preview and Predictions for Chiesa vs. Lee, Hendricks vs. Boetsch, Siver vs. B.J. Penn

By Michael Grocke, MMATorch contributor

The UFC makes its way back to the States for UFC Fight Night 112 on Sunday night. The event takes place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The main event takes place in the lightweight division where #10 ranked Michael Chiesa (MMA Torch Rankings) takes on Kevin Lee. The co-main event features two UFC veterans as Johny Hendricks goes up against Tim Boetsch in the middleweight division.

The six-fight main card rounds also includes: Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish in a women’s strawweight bout, in the light heavyweight division Dominick Reyes takes on Joachim Christensen, veteran Tim Means goes up against Alex Garcia in a battle of welterweights and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn vs. Dennis Siver.

The early prelims will air on Fight Pass starting at 4:30 PM CT, with Fox Sports 2 taking over at 6 PM CT for the prelims. FS1 will carry main card starting at 8 PM CT.

Note: The predictions in this column do not necessarily mean that I will betting them. I have changed my mind in the past and gone the other way after conducting more research. For all of my official bets follow me on Twitter @FightChampBlog. You can also find all of my official MMA bets at betmmatips.com. 


Michael Chiesa #10 (14-2) vs. Kevin Lee (15-2) – Lightweight 155 lbs.

Current Odds: Lee -120; Chiesa -110

Pick: Lee by decision

Johny Hendricks (18-6) vs. Tim Boetsch (20-11) – Middleweight 185 lbs.

Current Odds: Hendricks -230; Boetsch +180

Pick: Hendricks by decision

Justine Kish (6-0) vs. Felice Herrig (12-6) – Strawweight 115 lbs. 

Current Odds: Kish -120; Herrig -110

Pick: Herrig by decision

Dominick Reyes (6-0) vs. Joachim Christensen (14-5) – Light Heavyweight 205 lbs.

Current Odds: Reyes -365; Christensen +285 

Pick: Reyes by TKO

Tim Means (26-8-1, 1 NC) vs. Alex Garcia (14-3) – Welterweight 170 lbs.

Current Odds: Means -240; Garcia +190

Pick: Means by TKO

Dennis Siver (22-11, 1 NC) vs. B.J. Penn (16-11-2) – Featherweight 145 lbs.

Current Odds: Siver -220; Penn +170

Pick: Siver by decision


Koch -335 over Guida +265

Moroz +200 over #6 Esparza -250

Vettori -345 over Miranda +275

Horcher -385 over Powell +295


Gordon -140 over Quinones +110

Kimball +140 over Stansbury -170

Case +105 over Martin -135

Enjoy the fights!

NOW CHECK OUT THIS DETAILED UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREVIEW: UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRIMER 6/25: Ecochard’s preview of Chiesa vs. Lee Primer, B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver

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