UFC 240: Get Ready for The Bloodbath

UFC 239 ended with a massive clash ending in a tight decision, with Jon Jones narrowly defeating Thiago Santos, and you can expect the same fireworks when the next installment of MMA’s showpiece event comes into view.

We switch Las Vegas for Edmonton on July 27th with the headline fight on the crowded fight card seeing Max Holloway taking on Frankie “The Answer” Edgar, with ESPN.com (as always) being the best place to view it.

Rogers Place will be filled to the brim for this enthralling chapter in MMA and don’t expect any empty seats among the 20,000 available.

The odds for the nearest MMA event are stacked heavily in Holloway’s favor, unsurprisingly given his 20-4 record, a record that is all the more impressive when you take into account the 27-year-old Hawaiian hadn’t lost in five years prior to his defeat to Dustin Poirier in April. 

Coral are offering a tempting 10/3 on Edgar to overcome massive odds to beat Holloway and it is worth remembering the 37-year-old, a full decade older than his opponent, has a solid 23-7 record of his own. 

Holloway was on a 13-fight winning streak before he collided with the Conor McGregor freight train back in 2013 and he has slowly started to build himself back up into the game.

The favorite is well known for being able to fashion a win out of nothing, something of an unpredictable fighter and a UFC fixture readying a move back into the limelight.

Edgar will, however, not want to waste his first chance in three years of getting closer to a shot at a belt having seen two previous attempts fail, both against Jose Aldo.

Also eagerly anticipated is the return of Cris “Cyborg” Justino as she comes up against Felicia Spencer in a featherweight title shot, and if you want to see just how capable a fighter Cris Cyborg is then this background from SevereMMA.com has you covered.

The “Cyborg” is a big favorite to beat Spencer with odds as high as 6/1 on the underdog being offered, the type of temping odds that would excite those looking to make the most the new concept of a betting exchange and if you’re looking for a good place to view the bout then check out CanadianSportsBetting.ca/live-sports-betting..

While there are not a wealth of big names on the card, there is great strength in depth, with no less than 12 bouts, and we are keeping a close eye on Alexandre Pantoja going up against Deiveson Figueiredo, the latter coming back after his only loss in a strong professional career.

Another interesting encounter sees Alexis Davis battle Viviane Araujo in a flyweight clash with the latter being a late addition to the card, taking the fight at short notice and go up against a longtime vet in the shape of Davis.

Davis has won 19 of her 28 pro fights but has lost her last two bouts by unanimous decision and this interesting match-up could be a chance for the experienced 34-year-old to get back on her feet though she is taking on a fighter who is fighting a division up.