‘The Dogs and Their Odds’ UFC Fight Night 148: Pettis vs Thompson


Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:14 AM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019 8:14 AM UTC

Fight night 148 comes to Nashville this weekend for another action packed fight card providing us with a great main event between Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis vs Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson

<p align="center"><img alt src="https://images-production-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5c8938dd71d225008ea312da/original-Dogs-and-Odds" style="width:600px;height:386px" /></p><p align="center"><strong><em>The Dogs Odds</em></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Luis Pena (1.33 –33/100 @ <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="Fighting Betting Odds">William Hill</a>) vs. Steven Peterson (3.30 – 23/10 @ <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="Fighting Betting Odds">William Hill</a>)</strong></p><p>Luis Pena comes into this fight dropping a weight class to featherweight which really doesn’t make much sense. The current talk of the town is Luis Penas choice of weight class and if he’s going to be able to perform in this division. He is going to be way too oversized and might not even make the weight what so ever. This decision could potentially affect his cardio and strength, even at lightweight he comes in with a slim build and looks like that may be a struggle anyway so the MMA community have no idea why he is dropping an extra 10 pounds. At 6 foot 3 he is going to tower above any fighter in that division and this might sound advantageous but I think the cons will outweigh the pros.</p><p>After cutting a bunch of weight his chin is going to be weak, his cardio will deplete after the first round and his opponent Steven Peterson doesn’t give his opponents much room to breathe. He implies constant pressure and loves a dog fight… no pun intended but he is definitely a dog worth taking a look at this week with the unknown certainty coming from Pena and this strange weight cut.</p><p>Majority of featherweight fighters will be in-between a height of 5’6 - 5’10 at the most. To put it in perspective; Conor McGregor the former featherweight champion was one of the biggest in that division and he is 5 foot 8 inches.</p><p>I think Pena has one chance to win this fight and that will be to finish Peterson in the first round. Coming into a second and third round against such a grinding fighter is going to give Pena some issues regarding his ability to survive 15 minutes at a high level of pace after such a dramatic weight cut.</p><p><img alt src="https://i.imgur.com/ysCWwpZ.png" style="width:600px;height:278px" /></p><p><strong>Randa Markos (2.30 –13/10 @ <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Fighting Betting Odds">Bet365</a>) vs. Angela Hill (1.63 – 63/100 @ <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Fighting Betting Odds">Bet365</a>)</strong></p><p>In the women’s straw-weight division we have a classic and always entertaining ‘striker vs grappler’ matchup when we see Randa Markos (8-6-1) vs. Angela Hill (8-5-0) in which should be an entertaining scrap and end up in a close decision on the score cards. The odds heavily favour Angela but I cannot see any apparent reason why. The value is all in Markos on this one, who I think can wrestle her way and scrape a decision victory.</p><p>I think this fight solely relies on whether Randa can get the takedown or not like in any striker vs grappler competition. I do think Randas aggression can give her the scrappy wrestling fight she needs to win and although Hill is the more seasoned striker there is not enough power behind those strikes to alarm Randa for the knockout. Wear and tear on Hill will be her omen; Markos will relentlessly spam the takedown and most likely succeed.</p><p>Majority of this 15 minute fight should take place against the cage or on the mat, if Hill manages to get too her feet I feel that Markos will just rinse and repeat the tactic for the entirety of the fight. Markos will lose any standing striking battle but that won’t make much different if she can efficiently use her grappling throughout.</p><p>This week’s card is a tough one to call much like the UFC Wichita card a few weeks ago and I advise to keep stakes small and only gamble what you can afford.</p><p><img alt src="https://i.imgur.com/cepKxs3.png" style="width:600px;height:270px" /></p><p>UFC Fight Night 148 will take place this Saturday night 23<sup>rd</sup> March live from the Bridgestone arena in Nashville.</p><p>If you would like to check up on any underdogs or odds not mentioned in this article then click <a href="http://www.oddsmarket.com/fighting" target="_blank" title="Fighting Betting Odds">HERE</a>.</p><p>For some of the best odds available at Fight Night 148 check out <strong><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="Fighting Betting Odds">William Hill</a>.</strong></p><h2><strong>Related articles:</strong></h2><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/the-weekly-punching-parlay/89642/" target="_blank" title="The Weekly Punching Parlay ">The Weekly Punching Parlay</a></strong></p>
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