UFC FIGHT NIGHT 127 PREDICTIONS 3/17: Grocke’s updated odds & predictions for every fight


The UFC begins their international tour with a stop at the O2 Arena in London, England for UFC Fight Night 127. The main event takes place in the heavyweight division where Fabricio Werdum takes on Alexander Volkov.

Werdum enters the fight riding a two-fight winning streak. He took out Walt Harris with an armbar at UFC 216 and most recently he decisioned Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 121. In his twenty-three pro victories, the forty year old Brazilian boasts eleven by submission to go along with six via (T)KO. A win here most likely gets Werdum back in the title mix.

Alexander Volkov enters Saturday night’s bout riding a ton of momentum. The twenty-nine year old Russian has won his previous five fights. His most win came at UFC Fight Night 115 where crumbled Stefan Struve in the third round.

The co-main event features a battle of light heavyweights when Jimi Manuwa goes up against Jan Blachowicz. Manuwa suffered a stunning knockout loss at the hands of Volkan Oezdemir forty-two seconds into his UFC 214 fight. Blachowicz enters the fight the winner of last two fights. His most recent win came at UFC on FOX 26 where he took a unanimous decision over Jared Cannonier.

The four-fight main card also includes Tom Duquesnoy against Terrion Ware and Leon Edwards vs. Peter Sobotta.

The entire card can be seen exclusively on Fight Pass. The early prelims start at 12:45PM CST with the main card beginning at 4PM CST.

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.


Main Card

Fabricio Werdum (23-7-1) vs. Alexander Volkov (29-6) – Heavyweight 265 lbs.

Current Odds: Werdum -200; Volkov +160

Pick: Werdum by Submission


Jimi Manuwa (17-3) vs. Jan Blachowicz (21-7) – Light Heavyweight 205 lbs.

Current Odds: Manuwa -220; Blachowicz +170

Pick: Blachowicz by Decision


Tom Duquesnoy (15-2, 1 NC) vs. Terrion Ware (17-6) – Bantamweight 135 lbs.

Current Odds: Duquesnoy -350; Ware +270

Pick: Duquesnoy by Decision


Leon Edwards (14-3) vs. Peter Sobotta (17-5-1) – Welterweight 170 lbs.

Current Odds: Edwards -220; Sobotta +170

Pick: Edwards by Decision



John Phillips (21-6, 1 NC) vs. Charles Byrd (9-4) – Middleweight 185 lbs.

Current Odds: Phillips -120; Byrd -110

Pick: Byrd by Submission


Danny Roberts (14-3) vs. Oliver Enkamp (7-1) – Welterweight 170 lbs.

Current Odds: Roberts -185; Enkamp +155

Pick: Roberts by Decision


Danny Henry (11-2) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (7-0-1) – Featherweight 145 lbs.

Current Odds: Dawodu -335; Henry +265

Pick: Dawodu by (T)KO


Paul Craig (9-2) vs. Magomed Ankalaev (9-0) – Light Heavyweight 205 lbs.

Current Odds: Ankalaev -550; Craig +400

Pick: Ankalaev by (T)KO


Stevie Ray (21-7) vs. Kajan Johnson (22-12-1) – Lightweight 155 lbs.

Current Odds: Ray -175; Johnson +145

Pick: Ray by Decision


Mark Godbeer (13-3) vs. Dmitry Sosnovskiy (10-0) – Heavyweight 265 lbs.

Current Odds: Sosnovskiy -280; Godbeer +220

Pick: Sosnovskiy by (T)KO


Nad Narimani  (10-2) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (8-2) – Lightweight 155 lbs.

Current Odds: Haqparast -145; Narimani +115

Pick: Haqparast by Decision


Enjoy the fights!

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