UFC Fight Night 117 Betting Odds, Pick & Preview


Last Updated: 2017-09-20

ufc fight night 117 oddsOvince Saint Preux takes on Yushin Okami in the main event of UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan that can be seen on Friday night on FXX. Okami is filling in on short notice, as he replaces the injured Mauricio Rua.  Saint Preux is getting a lot of respect from the oddsmakers, as he is listed as nearly a 5-1 favorite. The co-main event is perhaps the best anticipated matchup on the card, as Claudia Gadelha takes on Jessica Andrade. Let’s look at UFC Fight Night 117 with a focus on these two fights.

UFC Fight Night 117 takes place on Saturday, September 23 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and will air live on FXX on Friday, September 22 in the United States. There are six fights on the main card on FXX, featuring Ovince Saint Preux vs. Yushin Okami and five preliminary bouts, with four on FXX and one on UFC Fight Pass.

Ovince Saint Preux -475 vs. Yushin Okami

Saint Preux has a record of 20-10 overall, including 8-5 in the UFC but he has lost four of his last six fights. He is getting a ton of respect in terms of the odds but can he be trusted?  How can you lay almost 5-1 on a fighter who has lost three of his last four fights?

Okami has plenty of experience, as his overall record is 34-10 and he is 13-5 in the UFC. He fought for a while in the UFC but was released after losing to Ronaldo Souza in 2013.  Okami is definitely not some run of the mill fighter who has no chance to win.

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The price on this fight is simply ridiculous, as I don’t know that Saint Preux should be a 5-1 favorite against someone off the street, let alone against an accomplished fighter in Okami. Saint Preux could very well win this fight but I think there is a ton of value on Okami and I will take him at this price.

Claudia Gadelha -250 vs. Jessica Andrade

The second and third best women strawweights in the world are Gadelha and Andrade. The problem for both of them is that they can’t beat current champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The winner of this bout could end up getting another chance at the champ. Gadelha is 15-2 in her career, while Andrade is 16-6. This fight is an interesting battle of styles, as Gadelha has the advantage on the mat, while Andrade has the striking edge.

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I think Gadelha is the better fighter and will find a way to win this one but I am a little leery because of the price.

Main Card (FXX)

Ovince Saint Preux -475 vs. Yushin Okami

Claudia Gadelha -250 vs. Jessica Andrade

Dong Hyun Kim -290 vs. Takanori Gomi

Gokhan Saki -160 vs. Henrique da Silva

Teruto Ishihara -145 vs. Rolando Dy

Charles Rosa -185 vs. Mizuto Hirota

Preliminary Card (FXX)

Alex Morono -140 vs. Keita Nakamura

Jussier Formiga -375 vs. Ulka Sasaki

Chan-Mi Jeon -130 vs. Syuri Kondo

Luke Jumeau -230 vs. Shinsho Anzai

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Hyun Gyu Lim -130 vs. Daichi Abe

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