UFC Fight Island: Betting Odds and Predictions on the Fight of the Night

Picking Fight of the Night?!

This is easy!

Give me Rothwell and Tybura for 50 units!

Please don’t.

And for the life of me, I don’t know how this fight isn’t the least likely to win such honors.

That particular honor goes to Cortez vs Edgar and Silva vs Ulanbekov.

I don’t think either of those fights will be amazing but the Egger vs Cortez show could at least be back and forth.

We need a fight that doesn’t end in the first round.

We need one that isn’t dominated by one fighter.

Kelley vs Al Qaisi is a solid candidate.

Our odds are coming from our trusted source BetOnline.AG!
Let’s look and see what we can find.

Fighter Matchup BetOnline.AG Odds
Sandhagen vs Moraes: +375 Bullar vs Breese: +1200
Buckley vs Kasanganay: +500 Kelley vs Al Qaisi: +1200
Morales vs Chikadze: +500 Daukaus vs Nascimento: +1400
Zalal vs Topuria: +800 Baudot vs Aspinall: +1800
Barboza vs Amirkhani: +1000 Cortez vs Egger: +2000
Du Plessis vs Perez: +1000 Silva vs Ulanbekov: +2000
Rothwell vs Tybura: +1000

I’m not sweating the main event.

There is a main event bias that should be noted for Fight of the Night.

This is normally when it’s a title fight and/or pay per view, though.

I think Morales and Kasanganay might push for the takedown if things get too Fight of the Night-ish on the feet.

The other bangers could end early on.

Give me the Moroccan Devil vs Ilian Topuria for (+800), Alex.

My Fight of the Night Picks
Zalal vs Topuria

I like Topuria as an underdog pick here as well but I didn’t pull the trigger myself because, man, did we miss the boat!

Zalal opened at (-270) which is ludicrous even in a Mike Tyson voice.

This is more of a pick’em, in my opinion, with Topuria undefeated and dangerous everywhere.

I get to pick again?

Okay, I will take Ali Al Qaisi vs Tony Kelley.

These two get after it.

Tony put on a Fight of the Night level performance in his last outing.

His opponent this week, Al Qaisi, will be fighting close to his home country of Jordan.

You know he’s pumped for that.

This was the best staredown of the weigh-ins too, I think.

Al Qaisi looked Al-cuhrazy to me and Tony Kelley came out of it taken back.

I did just pick Tony Kelley but I will be honest, I didn’t like what I saw with the staredown.

My Fight of the Night Picks
Al Qaisi vs Kelley

In Conclusion

I can definitely get too serious at times picking and betting these fights.

It is stressful knowing that others are relying on my work with their money.

That stress is motivation, though, and I rarely need it.

Please Note:
I love this stuff and will always do just what I am doing right now. Saturday nights will always be in front of the screen with my quick bet set on triple digits for the live betting. Maybe I never get past the honeymoon phase of relationships because I’m obsessed with my job but there have been worse fates.

Get your bets in now and hopefully this experiment turns out to be fun.

We just can’t bet too much money on who wins Fight of the Night.

11 of the 13 fights we are hoping for boredom?

Let’s not back ourselves into that corner.

Throw a few beers worth of bucks on a couple of these fights and try to enjoy the whole show.

Mike Pruitt / Author

Mike has been covering sports professionally since 2017 but on the amateur scene for 25 years since when he was 12. Before the internet changed the world, he would keep detailed statistical box scores of NFL and NBA contests, write recaps, and voluntarily commentate games and fights alone in his room. Mike's military experience, Bachelors Degree, and employment thereafter were always rooted in engineering, science, and teaching. Now he enjoys being able to express himself through writing about football, golf, and car racing among other sports but most of all fighting as his life has been rooted in mixed martial arts including competing and teaching for the past 15 years.