Here the main card of the UFC fight night 81 event is analyzed. This event consist on four fights as follows:
TJ Dillashaw (Champion) 13-2-0(W-L-D) Vs Dominick Cruz (#1) 20-1-0 (W-L-D)
In the main fight TJ Dillashaw is the favorite (payout 1.7) and Cruz is the underdog (payout 2.1). This means that the champion has a 58.8% of probability to retain tile. However, it should be notice that both fighters have similar experience and Cruz is ready to show its power and resistance.
We think that if the fight last the 5 rounds Cruz has a very good chance to win. But TJ can surprise in any moment with an overwhelming KO.
Our pick: Cruz as new champion.
Anthony Pettis (#1) 18-3-0(W-L-D) Vs Eddie Alvarez (#4) 26-4-0(W-L-D)
The odds are for Pettis (1,33), they sub-estimate Alvarez (3,2). We just have to remember that Pettis had an elbow injury from last year.
This will be a very closed fight, we think the probability is 50%-50% for both fighters.
Our pick: Alvarez by decision.
Travis Browne (#6) 17-3-1(W-L-D) Vs Matt Mitrione (#14) 9-4-0(W-L-D)
Travis has the experience and he is the favorite (1.62). However, in this fight there is a slightly chance for Mitrione (2.25) to win by KO.
Both are strong and with good chances to win.
Our pick: Travis by KO.
Ross Pearson 20-9-0(W-L-D) Vs Francisco Trinaldo 18-4-0(W-L-D)
The similarities in both fighters indicate us that this would be a very interesting fight. We think Trinaldo can be superior in almost all aspects, but he can be caught with a punch from Pearson.
Our pick: Trinaldo by decision.
As soon as more information or news about the event appears, our picks will be updated.
You can watch this event in the UFC.TV