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UFC Fight Night 119 results stream live: ‘Machida vs Brunson’ play-by-play updates

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back on television tonight (Sat., Oct. 28 2017) with the UFC Fight Night 119 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, which features a middleweight main event between Lyoto Machida and Derek Brunson, who battle for a spot in the 185-pound title chase. In the UFC Fight Night 119 co-main event, held inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, former welterweight No. 1 contender Demian Maia tries to quell the uprising of 170-pound rising star Colby Covington.

All that and so much more.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 119 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Machida vs. Brunson.”

Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC Fight Night 119 results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 119 QUICK RESULTS:

Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson
Colby Covington vs. Demian Maia
Rob Font vs. Pedro Munhoz
Jim Miller vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Jack Hermansson vs. Thiago Santos — Santos def. Hermansson by TKO (punches) at 4:59 of Round One
John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera — Lineker def. Vera by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Niko Price vs. Vicente Luque — Luque def. Price by submission (d’arce choke) at 4:08 of Round One
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Marshman — Carlos Junior def. Marshman by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:30 of Round One
Hacran Dias vs. Jared Gordon — Gordon def. Dias by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 30-26)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Max Griffin — Zaleski dos Santos def. Griffin by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)
Jarred Brooks vs. Deiveson Figueiredo — Figueiredo def. Brooks by split decision (27-30, 29-28 x2)
Christian Colombo vs. Marcelo Golm — Golm def. Colombo by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:08 of Round One

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 119 PLAY-BY-PLAY:

185 lbs.: Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson

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170 lbs.: Colby Covington vs. Demian Maia

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135 lbs.: Rob Font vs. Pedro Munhoz

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155 lbs.: Jim Miller vs. Francisco Trinaldo

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185 lbs.: Jack Hermansson vs. Thiago Santos

Round 1: Hermansson light on his feet as usual. Oblique kick by Santos. One minute in. Santos slips on a kick, gets out of trouble. Hard body kick gets Hermansson’s attention. The Swede shoots on the fence. Santos opens up with punches as they separate, chasing Hermansson around the cage. Hard right hand lands two minutes in. Santos throwing heat. Hermansson survives. Two minutes to go.

Hermansson pressing forward, eats a jab. He lands one in turn. Santos tries to spin, lands a 1-2. Hard 2-3. One minute to go. Leg kick from Hermansson. Santos with a jumping switch kick to left hook. Charging flurry from Santos and down goes Hermansson! Santos drills him with punches until the ref stops it at the bell.

Final result: Santos def. Hermansson by TKO (punches)


135 lbs.: John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera

Round 1: Leg kick from Vera to start. One minute in. Again. Lineker digs a right downstairs. Again. Vera fires a head kick. Two minutes in. Body kick lands. Leg kicks from Lineker. Vera keeping him at bay with kicks, eats a nasty left hook and right downstairs. Two minutes to go.

Another right to the body form Lineker, three of them with a hook in between. Lineker backs him to the fence and unloads to the body and head. One minute to go. Lineker ripping the body. He’s woken up it seems. Lineker digs another right to the ribs. 10-9 Lineker.

Round 2: Body kick from Vera caught by Lineker, who lands a right hand inside. spinning back kick attempt by Lineker. Good leg kicks from Vera, right to the body from Lineker and hooks. One minute in. Right hands from the Brazilian. Hook kick by Vera lands and draws a smile. Hard knees by Vera and Lineker looks for a takedown. Two minutes in. Right to the body, hook upstairs from Lineker. Vera landing solid kicks. Lineker cracks him with a right cross and a clean spinning back kick, then a looping left hook. Vera with a straight left and leg kick. Two minutes to go.

Leg kick from Lineker. Body shot on the counter. Jabs by Vera, jumping knee attempt. Lineker with some hard right hands after eating a body kick. Left hook, body shot, booming left hook upstairs. One minute to go. Lineker lands a leg kick as Vera attacks, knocking him over. Lineker in guard. Hard right hands by Lineker. Elbows. Lineker doing damage from the top. 10-9 Lineker.

Round 3: Low kick from Vera, head kick. Lineker blasts him with a left hook and ties up. Oblique kick from Vera, one of many tonight. One minute in. Flying knee form Vera and head kick. Lineker left hook and body shot. Hard knee by Vera as Lineker puts him on the fence. Superman punch by Vera met by an overhand right. Two minutes in. Body kick . Lineker to the body. Vera jumps in with a knee. Lineker again bangs the body. Spinning back kick by Lineker. Vera low kick, Lineker right hand. Two minutes to go.

Lineker to the body, hard left hook upstairs. Straight left from Vera. Lineker lands to the body and ties up. Counter left from Lineker with a minute to go. Lineker to the body. Leg kick by Vera, overhand right by Lineker. One more spinning kick from Lineker. 10-9 Vera.

Final result: Lineker def. Price by unanimous decision


170 lbs.: Niko Price vs. Vicente Luque

Round 1: Luque on the front foot early, lands a good low kick and checks one in return. One minute in. Jab exchange, hard combo by Luque. Cross counters land for him. They trade stiff jabs and Luque lands another leg kick. Two minutes in. Inside low kick by Luque. Price catches a kick, eats a knee to the body. More low kicks from Price. Two minutes to go.

Luque’s got the sharper jab so far and he follows up with a cross. Counter hook by Price after eating another leg kick. Luque cracks him with a left hook near the fence. One minute to go. Price goes to the body and eats a leg kick. 1-1-2 from Luque. Flying knee from Luque and Price tris to open up inside. 10-9 Luque.

Round 2: Luque still advancing, lands a leg kick. Right hand by Price, hook by Luque. Price finds the mark with a combo, Luque comes back with a body shot. Jabs from Luque as he chips away at Price’s leg. One minute in. 2-1 connects upstairs. More leg kicks. Two minutes in. Hard combination from Luque and a jumping knee that lands to the jaw. Price bleeding from near his left eye. Two minutes to go.

Heavy lead right hand from Luque and a counter jab. Price tries a takedown, connects wit ha left hand when he abandons it. They trade left hooks. Overhand right from Luque and a left hand drops Price hard. After trying to pound him out, Luque locks up a d’arce for the win.

Final result: Luque def. Price by submission (d’arce choke)


185 lbs.: Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Marshman

Round 1: Carlos on the advance. Counter right by Marshman. Marshman digs to the body. Jabs by Carlos a minute in. Nasty three-piece counter from the Brazilian and a hard leg kick. Marshman catches a body kick, so Carlos puts him on the fence. Outside trip from Carlos into half guard. Two minutes in. Good elbow by Carlos. Marshman holding on tight. Carlos cracking him with elbows as he works to pass. Two Minutes to go.

More heavy punches. Carlos passes directly to mount. Carlos landing hard punches with a minute to go. Marshman gives up the back and Carlos locks up the RNC immediately.

Final result: Carlos def. Marshman by submission (rear naked choke)


155 lbs.: Hacran Dias vs. Jared Gordon

Round 1: Body kick from Gordon, counters from Dias. Hacran with a good combination, starting with the body. Leg kick lands. One minute in. They clinch up. Gordon catches a leg kick and shoves Dias to the mat against the fence. Dias works his way to his feet. They separate two minutes in. Counter right from Gordon, Dias changes levels without success. Dias counters a body kick with a left hook. 1-2 connects. 1-2 again. Gordon still advancing with two minutes to go.

Gordon lands a right hand. They exchange without success. Dias shoots, denied. Dias finds the mark with left hooks, eats one in return. Good exchange on the fence. One minute to go. Head kick from Gordon just misses and they continue to exchange. More exchanges. Knee from Dias on the break. 10-9 Dias.

Round 2: Gordon still advancing and they trade near the fence. Gordon shoots, stuffed. Again he clinches up, lands a right hand inside as they move about. Nice inside trip from Dias a minute in. Gordon using the whizzer to stay out of trouble, makes it to his feet. Gordon puts together combinations. Dias hauls him back to the fence. Gordon uses double underhooks to reverse. Good punches inside. Nasty combination from Dias two minutes in. Gordon refusing to slow down, chipping away inside. Good knees by Gordon, body shot, dirty boxing. Two minutes to go.

Gordon hits a takedown onto half guard on the cage. Good ground-and-pound, hammerfists and punches. Gordon thumping him with heavy shots. Elbows and punches. Dias turns for a leg without success. Full mount. Dias gives up his back. 10-8 Gordon under the new rules.

Round 3: Gordon continues to advance on the exhausted Dias. Dias ties up, lands a knee. Gordon continuing to work with punches, fires a double-leg that Dias stuffs a minute in. Dirty boxing from Gordon. They separate. Gordon shoots again, goes back to work on the cage. He drives, can’t get it two minutes in. Left hook by Dias, combo from Gordon in return. Dias claims an eye poke, brief pause in the action. They trade right hands. Good left hand by Dias. Gordon hits a takedown, Dias counters with the whizzer. Gordon continues to scramble, though, and settles in half guard. Two minutes to go.

Gordon going to work with left hands. Dias looks like he just doesn’t have the energy left to resist. Gordon briefly pins an arm and does damage. One minute to go. Dias regains guard. Quality blows from Gordon. Dias spins for an armbar with ten seconds to go, doesn’t have it. 10-9 Gordon.

Final result: Gordon def. Dias by unanimous decision


170 lbs.: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Max Griffin

Round 1: Low kick from Zaleski to start. 1-2 by Griffin. Right hand dings Zaleski and both try flying knees. Griffin ties up, eats a knee. Good knee by Griffin in return. Zaleski jab, Griffin right hand. One minute in. Griffin winning these exchanges thus far. Zaleski shoots, denied. Zaleski puts him on the fence, can’t keep him there. Leg kick lands. 1-2 by the Brazilian. Two minutes in. They trade right hands, Griffin follows with a jab. Griffin slips, avoids trouble. Body kick by Zaleski. Griffin looks for a high kick, eats a knee and then buckles Zaleski with a huge right hand. He settles on top in half guard. Two minutes to go.

Zaleski lands an upkick as Griffin lets him stand. Griffin advancing, eats a series of heavy punches. His legs aren’t there and Zaleski is unloading. His legs are gone and he tries a takedown, only to get drilled with punches. Zaleski takes the back, pounding on Griffin as he stands. Huge knee, punches piling up. Griffin survives the round by the skin of his teeth. 10-9 Zaleski.

Round 2: The doctor gives Griffin the go-ahead to continue. Zaleski sending out kicks, warned for having his fingers extended. Counter right lands for him, another good right hand. Griffin cracks him with a pair in return. Zaleski shoots, denied. 1-2-3 rattles Griffin a minute in. Griffin lands a right hand. Two more. Zaleski tries to spin, gets dropped with a right hand for doing so. Griffin lands on the way up. Two minutes in. Good knee from Griffin, right hook by Zaleski on the break. Another good right hand by Griffin. Two minutes to go.

Zaleski tries a level change, no luck, eats a flurry. Griffin looking the fresher of the two. One minute to go. Side kick from Zaleski. Zaleski catches a kick and lands a left uppercut. He attempts an outside trip, no dice. Good knee before the bell. 10-9 Griffin.

Round 3: Leg kick lands for Zaleski. Spinning back kick attempt. Another, then a right body kick. One minute in. Griffin pressing forward, lands a left hook. 1-2 knocks him back. Big right hand from Griffin in return, Zaleski clinches and lands a knee. Griffin fires a head kick. Griffin fires a leg kick and eats a heavy counter right hand. Body kick, glancing right cross. Cross counter and now Zaleski is on the attack. He ties up on the fence. They trade knees and split with two minutes to go.

Flurry by the Brazilian, knee upstairs. Zaleski pressing him against the fence. One minute to go. Knee from Griffin. Zaleski slugs on the exit. Heavy right cross. Body shot lands clean. Again. Counter right by Griffin. Zaleski ducks a spinning back fist and ties up. 10-9 Zaleski.

Final result: Zaleski dos Santos by unanimous decision


125 lbs.: Jarred Brooks vs. Deiveson Figueiredo

Round 1: Figueiredo opens with a spinning back kick attempt. They clinch and the Brazilian lands a knee to the body. Brooks shoots, stuffed and pressed into the cage. He lands a knee as Figueiredo reverses. One minute in. More knees by Figueiredo. Brooks changes levels and hauls Figueiredo away from the cage for a slam. Short punches from guard. Two minutes in. Brooks staying busy with tight punches. Figueiredo opens his guard, sweeps his way to his feet with two minutes to go.

Brooks grabs a guillotine on the way up and lands knees until Figueiredo rolls free. Figueiredo marching after him. Double-leg from Brooks, who slams Figueiredo again and snuffs out a guillotine on the way down. One minute to go. Back to the ground-and-pound. 10-9 Brooks.

Round 2: Figueiredo still advancing, Brooks shoots. Figueiredo puts him on the fence, looks for trips before separating. They trade right hands in the center a minute in. Front kick and right uppercut land for the Brazilian, who locks up a guillotine as Brooks ducks under his right hand for a takedown. Brooks pops his head free and sets up in guard. Figueiredo kicks him away and stands. Two minutes in. Straight right lands for Figueiredo, who locks up another guillotine when Brooks shoots. Again, Brooks works his head free. Two minutes to go.

Good elbow by Brooks. He postures up for some hammerfists. Figueiredo initiates a scramble and Brooks grabs the shorts as he takes the back, prompting Mario Yamasaki to reset them on the feet with a minute to go. Straight left from Figueiredo. Brooks catches Figueiredo coming in with a left and takes him down at the bell. 10-9 Figueiredo.

Round 3: Figueiredo fires a left hook and Brooks shoots, prompting a scramble that ends in Brooks once again popping out of a guillotine. Figueiredo scrambles to his feet, avoids a slam. Brooks tries again and gets him down a minute in, but again he stands. Brooks knees his thigh while Figueiredo asks the ref to split them up. Brooks replies with a suplex, only for Figueiredo to lock up a Kimura on the fence. Brooks gets his elbow free two minutes in. Figueiredo gets to his feet, reverses position and bangs the body. Figueiredo walking him down, landing hard. Two minutes to go.

Left hand lands for Figueiredo. Counter left by Brooks answered with a long jab. Body kick by Figueiredo caught, no followup with a minute to go. Left uppercuts from Figueiredo, who avoids a takedown attempt. Brooks ducks a right hand into another guillotine. 10-9 Figueiredo.

Final result: Figueiredo def. Brooks by split decision


265 lbs.: Christian Colombo vs. Marcelo Golm

Round 1: Golm opens with a jab, then a hard combination. Low kick lands. Right hand splits Colombo’s guard and Golm unloads with nasty punches before tying up. Outside trip by Golm into mount a minute in. Good shots by Golm, punches and elbows. Colombo gives up the back. Golm softening him up, locks up the RNC for an immediate tap.

Final result: Golm def. Colombo by submission (rear naked choke)


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UFC Fight Night 119 Prelims: Vicente Luque Brabo Choke Vanquishes Undefeated Niko Price

Vicente Luque was first to solve the Niko Price riddle.
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UFC Fight Night 119: Lyoto Machida, ‘Fighter To Watch’ tonight in Brazil

It’s time for the mixed martial arts (MMA) world to get a look at a 39-year-old Lyoto Machida as the former UFC light heavyweight champion makes his awaited return to the Octagon later tonight (Sat., Oct. 28, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 119 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Machida is returning from a 18-month suspension stemming from a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation dating back to April 2016. He will be stepping right back into the middleweight fire by matching up against proven divisional knockout artist Derek Brunson, who will be fighting in Brazil for the first time in his career.

While some people will tune in to UFC Fight Night 119 to see the co-main event between welterweights Demian Maia and Colby Covington, most of the attention will be cast upon “The Dragon” and his headlining act opposite Brunson. After all, Machida left the division last year as one of its most consistent contenders. He’ll look to regain that same middleweight notoriety when he makes his first career appearance in Sao Paulo.

Like many MMA veterans his age, Machida must prove that he’s still a world-class threat inside of the cage when he squares off with Brunson later tonight. More importantly, Machida needs to show the ability to fight clean, and win clean. Remember, before his lengthy suspension “Dragon” had lost his previous two outings against former UFC champion Luke Rockhold and Cuban powerhouse Yoel Romero. Not only did he lose, but Machida was completely overpowered and flattened by both middleweights.

Luckily for Machida, Brunson is the perfect type of opponent to gauge his abilities at this point in his career. Brunson is extremely athletic, equipped with elite wrestling skills, is a seek-and-destroy type of fighter, and can finish a contest with one single punch. That type of mixture is going to test Machida’s discipline after a long layoff, the same counter-striking capabilities that made him a household name so many years ago, and his resolve to weather a storm against a younger and stronger opponent.

If Machida is able to get past Brunson in his return then he’ll be in consideration as one of the key players in the middleweight division entering 2018. But if the former UFC champion is unable to make good on his comeback from suspension then he may want to think about moving back up to 205 pounds. With a shortened list of top contenders, Machida could fight his way back into contention much quicker as a light heavyweight.

We’ll find out if the Karate assassin can pull off yet another magic trick later tonight at UFC Fight Night 119 against a hungry Derek Brunson.

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UFC Fight Night 119 ‘Brunson vs. Machida’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog.com’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 119 “Brunson vs. Machida” kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET from the Geraldo Jose de Almeida Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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UFC Fight Night 119 ‘Brunson vs. Machida’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog.com’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 119 “Brunson vs. Machida” kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET from the Geraldo Jose de Almeida Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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UFC Fight Night 119 ‘Brunson vs. Machida’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog.com’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 119 “Brunson vs. Machida” kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET from the Geraldo Jose de Almeida Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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UFC Fight Night 119 ‘Brunson vs. Machida’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog.com’s live coverage of UFC Fight Night 119 “Brunson vs. Machida” kicks off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET from the Geraldo Jose de Almeida Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Live: Watch the UFC Fight Night 119 ceremonial weigh-ins for ‘Brunson vs. Machida’ in Brazil

Tune in at 4PM EST to see all the fighters from Saturday’s event step on the scales in Sao Paulo.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up for its UFC Fight Night 119 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, locked and loaded for this Saturday night (October 28th, 2017) in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Prior to this weekend’s big shebang, which also features “Prelims” bouts on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, the promotion sent all 24 fighters to the scale for the official weigh ins.

Get complete UFC Fight Night 106 weigh-in results here.

With the early weigh ins complete, it’s now time to have the fighters come back out for the fans in attendance, which means photo ops on the scale, as well as all the pre-fight staredowns. Watch it all unfold in the embedded video above beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 119 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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UFC Fight Night 119 Weigh-in Results: Derek Brunson, Lyoto Machida on Target

While the combat sports world has not seen Lyoto Machida in more than 800 days, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight titleholder will not be eased back into circulation.
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UFC Fight Night 119 odds: Latest Vegas lines and betting guide for ‘Brunson vs Machida’

Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC Fight Night 118, which is set to hit Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil, this weekend (Sat., Oct. 28, 2017), including best bets, underdogs, favorites, and much more!

It’s old school vs. (kinda) new school this Saturday evening (Oct. 28, 2017) when former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight kingpin, Lyoto Machida, looks to put together one last title run at the expense of top-ranked Middleweight contender, Derek Brunson (No. 6), in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Former Welterweight title contender Demian Maia finds himself in a similar spot against Colby Covington, while top prospects Rob Font and Pedro Munhoz lock horns at Bantamweight.

UFC Fight Night 119 features a solid overall lineup and it serves as a great way to ease the impatience while we wait for UFC 217. Let’s dig in:

What Went Wrong at UFC Fight Night 118?

I straight-up overestimated Devon Clark. I really thought his wrestling was better than it is. That’s my bad. I don’t really understand what happened with Felipe Arantes against Josh Emmett, though. Arantes stood up to bombs from Kevin Souza — one of the hardest punchers to grace UFC’s Featherweight division in recent years — but spent the first round disintegrating every time Emmett touched him. Weird.

UFC Fight Night 119 Odds For The Undercard:

Vicente Luque (-145) vs. Niko Price (+125)
Antonio Carlos Junior (-360) vs. Jack Marshman (+300)
Jared Gordon (-150) vs. Hacran Dias (+130)
Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos (-185) vs. Max Griffin (+160)
Jarred Brooks (-175) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (+155)
Marcelo Golm (-170) vs. Christian Colombo (+150)

Thoughts: This is definitely not the friendliest set of lines I’ve ever laid eyes on. Elizeu Zaleski seems like a quality investment, though. Zaleski has gotten markedly better at forcing the sort of knockdown, drag-out slugfest he thrives in. Even if Griffin does decide against trading on the feet, odds are he’ll wind up doing so whether he likes it or not. There, Zaleski’s superior power and cast-iron chin make it his fight to lose.

UFC Fight Night 119 Odds For The Main Card:

Derek Brunson (-170) vs. Lyoto Machida (+150)
Colby Covington (-135) vs. Demian Maia (+115)
Rob Font (-190) vs. Pedro Munhoz (+165)
Francisco Trinaldo (-190) vs. Jim Miller (+165)
Jack Hermansson (-145) vs. Thiago Santos (+125)
John Lineker (-450) vs. Marlon Vera (+360)

Thoughts: I’ve got one sentimental pick and one practical one. Let’s go with sentimental first.

The Lyoto Machida of 2013 who dropped to Middleweight and immediately dismantled Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi wins this easily. The Lyoto Machida of today — just over six months away from turning 40 and 28 months removed from his last time in the cage — still has a chance. Brunson’s is an archetype Machida has eaten alive in the past and it’s worth considering that Lyoto’s three recent losses came against Chris Weidman, Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero — all absolute monsters. Brunson’s shown enough fight IQ issues to make “The Dragon” worth at least a few bucks.

The practical pick? John Lineker, the card’s heaviest favorite. As a gambling investment, he has the unique advantage of a skull that doubles as an airplane black box. You’re not going to see a repeat of Mirsad Bektic vs. Darren Elkins, where a sudden cessation of consciousness undoes a life-changing beating, unless Vera brings a gun into the cage. Vera doesn’t move well enough to stay out of Lineker’s reach, doesn’t wrestle well enough to keep him on the mat, and damn sure doesn’t hit hard enough to slow him down.

UFC Fight Night 119 Best Bets:

  • Parlay — Elizeu Zaleski and John Lineker: Bet $ 135.60 to make $ 120
  • Single bet — Lyoto Machida: Bet $ 40 to make $ 60

There are some fights here you really, really don’t want to miss. See you Saturday, Maniacs!

Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver live UFC Fight Night 119 results this weekend, which is as good a place as any to talk about all the action inside the Octagon, as well as what you’ve got riding on the sportsbook.

Initial Investment For 2017: $ 200 (+$ 400 infusion)
Current Total: $ 273.56

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