Fight Night 88 has adjusted to the Memorial Day schedule. UFC has given us the perfect way to end Sunday night and still have the final day of the holiday to recover. We are going to have the pleasure of watching two perfect records colliding when Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt meet. Also in our radar is another fighter that wants to jump a weight class in Renan Barao. So lots of profit to procure with out free picks for the May 29th UFC event.
Fight Night 88 : Age Old Question
Men that fight in the lower weight classes usually have to address how much their performance is going to be effected by them cutting weight to make the final number. Renan Barao (33-3 and 8-2 UFC) should be fine jumping up one weight class. Mistake fighters make is when they try two or more above what they normally are at. Barao was a household name in the promotion but has not won in a year and a half. Here he is pitted against Jeremy Stephens (24-12 and 11-11 UFC). Stephens is hard to put down with a power game especially from someone going up in weight. Barao has all the skill set advantages and might be worth a moneyline parlay at -193. Our money is on the over 2 1/2 round @ -125 as this will be a clutch and grab fest to the win.
Thomas Almeida is the flamboyant Brazilian striker (20-0, 4-0) that has more experience and the brighter future. He has everything that makes a star in this promotion if he can avoid the horizontal plane here. Cody Garbrandt (8-0, 3-0) faces an odd quandary in this one. Wrestling is his best option to stop Almeida on the vertical plane. However, he is the one that suffers more from a lack of fitness. Experience difference by Thomas is enough for us to pound the -173 Almeida ML for two units.
Fox Sports 1 brings you the free main event card starting at 9PM EST on Sunday the 29th. HRWager has published our free picks to profit by for the prelims yesterday. Armed with those and these, a grand night of contact sports action is on the docket for us. Good fortune in this and we will see you next time here at the HRW.