UFC Fight Night Carmouche v Shevchenko II is a hotly anticipated show that will take part at the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay on Sunday 11 August. Here are our Carmouche v Shevchenko betting tips.
A Closer Look
Armchair fans can follow the action live, including a talent-laden undercard, on BT Sport, although the main event has a 1:00am GMT advertised start time.
That’s late, but organisers tell us it’s one well worth setting your alarm for with both fighters eager to get at each other and settle the score on fight night. Who will we see come out on top? It’s anyone’s guess at this stage but bookmakers aim to throw some light on the bout by offering their pre-match betting odds on the winner and method of victory.
A Convincing Win
Carmouche won the first bout and she did it in convincing fashion, ending things in the second round of the contest. That was back in 2010 on a different promotion, however, and this one is expected to be a much tighter affair with both fighters improving much since then. Will it be repeat or revenge? Knowing the answer to that will prove the difference between watching the fight as an interested bystander and making a profit from the occasion.
The current betting has Valentina Shevchenko as short odds favourite, and you’ll find no more than 1/9 when backing her at William Hill. She certainly deserves to be favourite for this bout but that looks far too short in a sport when things can change in the blink of an eye. Liz Carmouche is easier to back at 6/1 with Bet365 and we’re going to chance our luck and take a small play on the upset. We’ll need a fair share of luck to get that over the line, but the price makes it worthwhile.