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CM Punk Opens As Betting Underdog Against Mike Jackson At UFC 225

The mixed martial arts (MMA) return of CM Punk is a highly-anticipated one, which is why combat fans were excited to see the former WWE superstar officially booked to fight Mike Jackson at UFC 225 on June 9 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

It will be just the second time that Punk is fighting professionally, having lost to Mickey Gall via first-round submission at UFC 203 back in 2016.

Despite reports that Punk is making huge strides in training, oddsmakers are still selling the former professional wrestler short when it comes to his chances of defeating Jackson this June.

According to recent betting lines put out by Bovada (h/t Damon Martin), Punk is currently slated as a +200 underdog, while Jackson comes in as a -260 favorite. That means a $ 100 bet on Punk will win you $ 200. Not too shabby, especially since the former WWE star is competing in front of his hometown crowd.

While Punk showed little skill in his debut against Gall 19 months ago, it’s surprising that Jackson is such a heavy favorite. Oddsmakers may be scared to level the playing field considering Punk is six years older, but Jackson is 0-1 in his professional career as well. That loss came against Gall, too, and lasted 90 seconds less than Punk’s debut.

Still, the oddsmakers have spoken. Assuming there’s going to be heavy promotion around this fight leading up to UFC 225, Punk’s +200 tag could come down as we draw closer to fight week. But who knows, maybe the pro wrestler really is just that outmatched, both on paper and inside of the Octagon.

UFC 225 will be headlined by a middleweight title rematch pitting current UFC champion Robert Whittaker against Cuban dynamo Yoel Romero. The card will also feature a co-main event tilt between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington for the interim welterweight title, while former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm welcomes Megan Anderson to the Octagon in a featherweight affair.

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CM Punk Opens As Betting Underdog Against Mike Jackson At UFC 225

The mixed martial arts (MMA) return of CM Punk is a highly-anticipated one, which is why combat fans were excited to see the former WWE superstar officially booked to fight Mike Jackson at UFC 225 on June 9 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

It will be just the second time that Punk is fighting professionally, having lost to Mickey Gall via first-round submission at UFC 203 back in 2016.

Despite reports that Punk is making huge strides in training, oddsmakers are still selling the former professional wrestler short when it comes to his chances of defeating Jackson this June.

According to recent betting lines put out by Bovada (h/t Damon Martin), Punk is currently slated as a +200 underdog, while Jackson comes in as a -260 favorite. That means a $ 100 bet on Punk will win you $ 200. Not too shabby, especially since the former WWE star is competing in front of his hometown crowd.

While Punk showed little skill in his debut against Gall 19 months ago, it’s surprising that Jackson is such a heavy favorite. Oddsmakers may be scared to level the playing field considering Punk is six years older, but Jackson is 0-1 in his professional career as well. That loss came against Gall, too, and lasted 90 seconds less than Punk’s debut.

Still, the oddsmakers have spoken. Assuming there’s going to be heavy promotion around this fight leading up to UFC 225, Punk’s +200 tag could come down as we draw closer to fight week. But who knows, maybe the pro wrestler really is just that outmatched, both on paper and inside of the Octagon.

UFC 225 will be headlined by a middleweight title rematch pitting current UFC champion Robert Whittaker against Cuban dynamo Yoel Romero. The card will also feature a co-main event tilt between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington for the interim welterweight title, while former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm welcomes Megan Anderson to the Octagon in a featherweight affair.

For more UFC 225 fight card news click here.

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Dustin Poirier Not Looking to Fight Fire with Fire Against Justin Gaethje

It’s safe to say fans were excited with the announcement that Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje would square off in the main event on April 14 at UFC on Fox 29.
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Matt Brown Suffers Torn ACL, Pulls Out of UFC on Fox 29 Bout Against Carlos Condit

Matt Brown has suffered a torn ACL and has been forced to withdraw from a proposed welterweight bout against Carlos Condit at UFC on Fox 29.
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Matt Brown Suffers Torn ACL, Pulls Out of UFC on Fox 29 Bout Against Carlos Condit

Matt Brown has suffered a torn ACL and has been forced to withdraw from a proposed welterweight bout against Carlos Condit at UFC on Fox 29.
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Matt Brown Suffers Torn ACL, Pulls Out of UFC on Fox 29 Bout Against Carlos Condit

Matt Brown has suffered a torn ACL and has been forced to withdraw from a proposed welterweight bout against Carlos Condit at UFC on Fox 29.
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Fabricio Werdum Believes More Patience was Needed Against Alexander Volkov

It’s safe to say former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight king Fabricio Werdum’s last fight against Alexander Volkov didn’t go to plan.
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Jack Marshman’s WW Debut Off; Blows Limit for 170 Debut Against Bradley Scott for UFC in London





Jack Marshman’s UFC debut at 170 pounds didn’t exactly go as anticipated
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Alex Reyes Out, Nad Narimani Steps in Against Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Fight Night London

There has been a late change to the UFC Fight Night 127 lineup, as Nad Narimani will step in for the injured Alex Reyes and face Nasrat Haqparast on Saturday in London.
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UFC Fight Night 126 Results: Derrick Lewis Survives and Thrives Against Marcin Tybura

In a division ruled by the likes of Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, it’s tough to carve out a niche. But Derrick Lewis has done just that, mixing personality with aggression, and cementing himself as one of the elite.

Polish fighter Marcin Tybura hasn’t quite joined that distinguished group of heavyweights, but to his credit, he took former champ Fabricio Werdum to a decision in his last bout. (A decision he lost, of course.)

This is your UFC Fight Night 126 co-main event, folks.

Lewis kicks things off by hitting a takedown and making Tybura feel all of his weight – a smart tactic, but one that soon backfires when Tybura turns the tables and winds up on top and in mount. Lewis rolls, and when Tybura takes his back he shimmies until the Polish fighter falls off. Rinse and repeat, and you have a first round that’s the epitome of “back and forth”.

Apparently happy with being in top position, Tybura manages to get Lewis down and keep him there for much of the second, and this time there’s no shimmy-ing him off.

Then comes Round 3, and Lewis’ sudden “go for broke” flurry while Tybura has his back to the fence. Once, twice, three times Lewis connects, and when Tybura eats one square in the chops, he finally falls to his hands and knees. From there it’s Hammerfist Time, and the ref has no choice but to jump in.

 

Results: Derrick Lewis def. Marcin Tybura via TKO (Punches) at 2:48, R3

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