There is a heavyweight fight rumored with this summer, and it’s a big one. Based on MMAjunkie.com, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is expected to come back to the cage at UFC 164, which takes place August 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. And his rumored competition is none other than heavyweight banger Travis Browne, though this fight is still far from official. If it does materialize, though, expect this to be the co-main occasion for UFC 164 as it is unquestionably among the greatest battles of this summertime. Overeem, who was pumped out by Antonio”Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156, was set to return to actions against Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 but had to pull out due to injuries, but now healthy, he’ll look to get back into title contention by taking out the rising Browne, that also includes a recent loss to Silva. This is a fairly even matchup but I do prefer Browne to win the battle, and I think he can acquire it . However, Overeem has all of the hype and people support behind him and, even though he lost to”Bigfoot,” I still expect him to start as the favorite in this fight, perhaps in the -200 range, with all the comeback on Browne being +150. And if that’s the case, then I will certainly be recommending a drama on Browne, who’s coming off a KO win over veteran Gabriel Gonzaga. Another wager to target with this battle is going to be that it doesn’t go to decision, as either man has the capacity to knock one another out, so definitely look at creating a play on that prop if it’s under -300 come fight night. Lauzon vs. Johnson Booked For UFC on FOX Sports 1 The UFC now booked a lightweight bout between Massachusetts native Joe Lauzon and Michael Johnson to the upcoming UFC on FOX Sports 1 card, which takes place August 17 in Boston, MA. The battle will probably be a preliminary card bout. This is an excellent battle between 2 of the exciting fighters in the UFC lightweight branch so kudos to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva for booking it. For Lauzon, it’s a chance to redeem himself after losing to Jim Miller in a war in UFC 155, while Johnson really needs to bounce back major time after enduring back-to-back defeats to Myles Jury and Reza Madadi. This is a competitive fight if it remains standing but when it strikes the ground then Lauzon, who is a BJJ ace, will have a huge edge over Johnson, who has quite a poor ground game. Therefore, I expect Lauzon to start at around -230 or so with the opening comeback on Johnson being approximately +170, although things may easily change if the public decides they like Johnson to triumph. As for me, I believe this is a very great matchup for Lauzon therefore I would predict him to triumph and I certainly will be targeting him for a wager this summer, as well as targeting the Lauzon via entry prop.
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