We’re less than a week away from another double header of UFC action, this time UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs Bisping which goes down Friday night from Sydney, Australia and UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs St Preux which will be live from Uberlandia, Brazil on Saturday night. For the fight predictor, October wasn’t our best month although we did manage to end it on a high note with a nice little profit at UFC 179: Aldo vs Mendes II. Our full betting tips are always available on our Sellfy page for just $9.95 (or half that if you share on social media). If you buy them now, you will get our first 2 paid betting tips as well an any updates via email. Remember also to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest!
Our free betting tip for UFC Fight Night 55 will be on the main event. The fight is, of course, a grudge match (does Bisping ever have a fight that isn’t?) between Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold. If Rockhold wins, he will likely be very close to a title shot. For Bisping, a win would get him closer to where he was before being smothered in a unanimous decision loss to Tim Kennedy. Tim Kennedy’s overall record is very impressive with a mark of 12-2 and 10 of his 12 wins coming inside the distance. Since joining the UFC, he is 2-1 with his only loss coming to a resurgent Vitor Belfort who is next in line for a title shot. At 30 years old, Rockhold is likely in the prime years of his career. Bisping, on the other hand, has been unable to string together back to back victories since 2011, although it has to be said that all the guys he has been facing have been top 10 middleweights. At 35 years old and with 31 career fights, Bisping is likely on the tail end of a decent career. Bisping’s overall record currently sits at 25-6 with 19 of his 25 career wins coming inside the distance.
In terms of a straight pick for this fight, we strongly favour Rockhold. In terms of a bet, with the line close to 1.25 (-400), we don’t really see the value in betting on Rockhold. The bet we do like in this fight is the under 2.5 rounds. Not only is it at decent plus money, but it is also set to 2.5 rounds which gives 12.5 minutes for either of these guys to get the victory. The break even on this bet would be close to 40% and we think a finish happense within 2.5 rounds at least 60% of the time or so. We bet 1 unit on the under 2.5 rounds at 2.60 (+160) at 5Dimes.
That’s our lone free betting tip for UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs Bisping. Stay tuned as we will likely have at least one free tip for UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs St Preux coming out sometime this week. Remember you can get our paid tips for both events for just $9.95 (or half that with a Twitter/Facebook share) only on our Sellfy page.
Under 2.5 rounds – Rockhold/Bisping. 1 unit at 2.60 (+160) at 5Dimes