UFC Fight Night 117 takes place at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. Darren Till puts his undefeated record on the line when he steps into the cage against UFC veteran and fan favorite, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the main event.
The co-main event takes place in the women’s strawweight division where Poland’s own, Karolina Kowalkiewicz will look to put a halt to a two-fight skid against UFC newcomer Jodie Esquibel.
The main card also includes another native of Poland as Jan Blachowicz steps into the cage opposite Devin Clark and Polish born Oskar Piechota makes his promotional debut against Jonathan Wilson.
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Here are the current odds and my predictions for each fight.
Note: The predictions in this column do not necessarily mean that I will be 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. For more information on my MMA bets go to thefightingchampion.com.
Donald Cerrone (32-9, 1 NC) vs. Darren Till (15-0-1) – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Current Odds: Cerrone -155; Till +125
Pick: Cerrone by submission
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (6-2) – Strawweight 115 lbs.
Current Odds: Kowalkiewicz -500; Esquibel +370
Pick: Kowalkiewicz by decision
Jan Blachowicz (19-7) vs. Devin Clark (8-1) – Light Heavyweight 205 lbs.
Current Odds: Clark -155; Blachowicz +125
Pick: Clark by decision
Oskar Piechota (9-0) vs. Jonathan Wilson (7-2) – Middleweight 185 lbs.
Current Odds: Piechota -200; Wilson +160
Pick: Piechota by TKO
Marcin Held (22-7) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (8-1) – Lightweight 155 lbs.
Current Odds: Held -385; Haqparast +295
Pick: Held by submission
Damian Stasiak (10-4) vs. Brian Kelleher (17-8) – Bantamweight 135 lbs.
Current Odds: Kelleher -120; Stasiak -110
Pick: Kelleher by decision
Sam Alvey (31-9, 1 NC) vs. Ramazan Emeev (15-3) – Light Heavyweight 185 lbs.
Current Odds: Emeev -170; Alvey +140
Pick: Emeev by TKO
Artem Lobov (14-13-1, 1 NC) vs. Andre Fili (16-5) – Featherweight 145 lbs.
Current Odds: Fili -185; Lobov +155
Pick: Fili by decision
Salim Touahri (10-1) vs. Warlley Alves (11-2) – Welterweight 170 lbs.
Current Odds: Alves -305; Touahri +245
Pick: Alves by submission
Lina Lansberg (7-2) vs. Aspen Ladd (5-0) – Bantamweight 135 lbs.
Current Odds: Ladd -270; Lansberg +215
Pick: Ladd by decision
Felipe Arantes (18-7-1, 2 NC) vs. Josh Emmett (11-0) – Featherweight 145 lbs.
Current Odds: Emmett -325; Arantes +255
Pick: Emmett by TKO
Enjoy the fights!