UFC FIGHT NIGHT 138: VOLKAN VS SMITH
TOP PLAY, VALUE PLAY AND PREMIUM BETS
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MISHA CIRKUNOV ($9,300)-
Cirkunov comes into this fight losing his last two versus a lot tougher competition than he faces here in Cummins. Cummins has lost three of his last five and is seemingly on the downslope of his career. Both fighters are high volume offensive wrestlers, however, Cummins lacks the takedown defense to make the fight go his way. Cummins only stuffs 30 percent of the takedowns that are posed against him so far in his career. Cirkunov also has the edge in the striking exchanges too, he packs a lot of power and is high volume. Cirkunov had the striking edge and the wrestling/grappling edge so it is pretty much up to him where this fight takes place. I expect Cirkunov to test the shaky chin of Cummins and maybe get a knockdown at some point before taking control on the ground and finishing the fight early via submission or TKO.