Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman (13-3, 6 KOs, 3 SUBs) will fulfill increasing contender Kelvin Gastelum (13-2, 5 KOs, 4 SUBs) in UFC on FOX 25 on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. The card airs live on FOX beginning 9 p.m. ET. Bet on the Hottest UFC chances at BookMaker.eu now.
Chris Weidman will be fighting in his garden of Long Island, and he desperately needs a win for an assortment of reasons. For starters, he had been humiliated the last time he fought in his home nation, becoming crushed by Yoel Romero. However, more to the point, Weidman has to prevent a fourth straight loss if he wants to remain relevant at 185 lbs.
His job will not be easy, as he meets a red hot Kelvin Gastelum, who’s looked spectacular in recent conflicts. Let’s take a look at the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu and break down your gambling choices.
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Chris Weidman +158
Kelvin Gastelum -200
Over/under 2.5 rounds, over -160, under +130 Matchup Preview
Though Weidman is just 33, his apparent physical decrease has been surprisingly steep. He was 13-0 and the middleweight champ. Moving into this Saturday, he has been knocked out in three consecutive fights – and each of those KO/TKOs were brutal.
It is not that he has looked poor – Weidman was competitive from Rockhold, Romero and Mousasi before caught with strikes. But”The All-American” seems to have attained his fighting summit – and it falls only under the elite level.
Weidman can get takedowns, but he can not do much damage from the very best. He could hit, but he’s not great enough to stand for five rounds against guys the very best standup fighters. As he’s been rocked in 3 fights and we now have to question his chin.
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