UFC Fight Night Montevideo Odds, Preview & Expert Picks

Posted by Derrick Harper on August 8, 2019 in

Saturday night will be a historic night for the UFC. For the first time in the company’s tenure, the UFC will travel to Uruguay. The overseas trip will take the UFC to the Antel Arena in Montevideo for UFC Fight Night 156. This card will be highlighted by a women’s flyweight title match featuring the challenger, Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche, and the champion, Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko. Let’s take a look at the UFC Odds for this one while making some predictions.

UFC Fight Night Montevideo Odds, Preview & Expert Picks

Tons of Skill from Shevchenko

Shevchenko enters the main event with a record of 17-3-0. She is currently on a three-fight winning streak. The flyweight champion is one of the most skilled fighters in the UFC. Of her 17 victories, seven have come via submission, while five have come by the way of a knockout. She has a vast kickboxing arsenal, and she is a very skilled striker.

If the fight goes to the mat, she can use her strong grappling skills to overwhelm her opponent. Prior to moving to flyweight, Shevchenko fought Amanda Nunes. Even though she lost, she fought valiantly against a bigger and stronger Nunes.

Underdog Ready to Roll in UFC Fight Night Montevideo

Liz Carmouche will enter the octagon with a 13-6-0 record. She has won four out of her last five matches in the octagon. She is very powerful in the clinch and can take her opponents down when she needs to. Besides, she is a hard striker, and she can go the distance with her supreme conditioning.

Liz looks to physically overwhelm her opponents by using her brute strength and clinching ability.  Shevchenko will look to use her elite skill set to wear down Carmouche. Carmouche will try to physically overwhelm Shevchenko and take the fight to the mat. If Shevchenko avoids being taken down and can stay away from the knockout blow, she should be able to use her skillset to defeat Carmouche.

More Fights for UFC Fight Night Montevideo

Another top fight on the card pits Vicente Luque, with a record of 15-6-1, against Mike Perry, who enters the contest at 13-4-0. This welterweight fight matches two knockout artists against one another, so we should see some exciting action. Luque has won nine of his last 10 battles in the octagon and is on a five-match winning streak. In his last five fights, he has finished his opponents via knockout.

Three of those knockouts came in the first round. Of his 15 victories, nine have come via knockout, while the other six have come by submission. None of Luque’s fights have gone the distance.  Perry’s UFC career has evolved. In the early stages of his career, he was known for his one-punch knockout ability. As he has gained experience, he has now learned to use more jabs and set up his opponent for his huge strikes.

Luque will look to use his superior grappling skills to take Perry to the mat so that he can control the fight. Even though Luque has knockout abilities, he doesn’t want to get into a brawl with Perry. If he uses his jab to set Perry up for the takedown, then he can control the fight. If Luque tries to stay on his feet to fight with Perry, he could be asking for trouble.

This is a very good way for the UFC to debut in Uruguay, as this is a very exciting fight card. UFC Fight Night 156 should have a lot of excitement. This card has some very skilled fighters who love to mix it up.