At 29 years old Martin is coming into his prime. Undefeated at Welterweight he’s revealing substantial improvements in both ability and fight IQ. Martin is a BJJ Blackbelt but it is his striking that is shining lately showing fantastic motion and a very long troublesome jab. Maia is almost 42 years old but nevertheless remains dangerous. On the floor his hands and submission arsenal is unmatched. He’s taken substantial damage in late struggles where his inability to acquire takedowns leaves him a sitting duck. With no realistic title shot on the horizon you have to question his motivation going forward.
Stylistically this is a fight Maia should triumph, but with the athletic and striking advantages in Martins favour the outcome is much nearer than the line indicates. Maia will require early takedowns and maybe even a finish in round one. Martin should make this hard and when he’s trapped, has got the BJJ to survive the entry strikes. Into around two will probably be at which Martin will take over as it is no secret Maia slows considerably. This Is a Great spot to take the starving young fighter at puppies odds.Drew Dober Breakdown
Dober comes into this matchup off a loss, but fought well and is showing a great deal of improvements struggle to fight. He has developed his capability to compliment his quite precise striking style. Another facet to his game is his wrestling, which he seems to mix into his offence more frequently. No world beater, but a well rounded fighter with a good chin means Dober matches up nicely with other lower level fighters.
Polo Reyes is 34 decades of age and his durability is presently a huge question mark. Two of his last 3 fights have ended in a bad TKO loss. He yells serious power but is not well rounded, as vulnerable by Had??ovi?? who dominated him around the ground before pounding out him. Basically all the skill benefits are with Dober leaving Reyes with few paths to success other than a punchers chance. The Cost is steep but this fight should be a straight forward victory for Dober
Bet = Dober at 1.31 (-325) odds. Risk 5 Components to acquire 1.55 Units.
Vinc Pichel Breakdown
This is a classic large favourite prospect carrying a step up snare. Roberts has a great deal of hype but has failed to spark up to now against some lacklustre contest. There are some obvious holes in his game where he is backed up easily and holds his chin high. Pitchel is coming back after another layoff and in 36 there’s a possibility he might look skinnier. He’s got big power and will want to induce a brawl in which his durability and durability can glow.
This should be a competitive match where we can’t overlook the odds on Pichel. Roberts has potential but hasn’t revealed anything yet to justify such a price tag. Look for the veteran to force striking exchanges and property some power shots. A KO is possible or close decision also likely.
Bet = Pichel in 3.50 (+250) odds. Risk 2 Units to win 5.0 Units.