UFC Nashville - Thompson vs Pettis
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The UFC is off to Nashville this week, featuring a strange main event matchup between Showtime Pettis and Wonderboy.
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Penny's UFC Nashville Free Pick
Free Pick: Justin Willis +240 over Curtis Blaydes
No max bets this card but we will find some value betting an underdog, I've already got my eye on two others.
Blades is (10-2) and has great wrestling I believe he is the all time leader in landed takedowns in UFC heavyweight history. Blades striking game has not evolved at the rate of his ground game so he needs this fight to hit the mat. Willis (8-1) overall record is more of a striker and wants to keep this fight standing especially against a guy like Blades. Willis is looking to out land you on the feet, he’s not a huge power puncher but these are heavyweights anything can happen. Willis is definitely better IMO on the feet than Blades but the unknown and X factor in this fight is whether or not Willis can stuff the takedowns of Blades - there is literally no recent tape on opponents shooting for takedowns on Willis. That being said, it makes this kind of a gamble... Willis does train with DC and Cain at world renowned AKA & has been the main training partner of those two great heavyweights for years...so im going to say Justin Willis upsets Curtis Blades by unanimous decision.
Justin Willis wins by unam dec cashing as a big underdog +240.