UFC 216 Betting Preview: Ferguson vs. Lee, Johnson vs. Borg Odds, Analysis

UFC 216 If Demetrious Johnson doesn't care about title defense record we shouldn't either

UFC 216 If Demetrious Johnson doesn't care about title defense record we shouldn't either

Tony Ferguson has been in this position before, standing on the precipice of fighting for the interim UFC lightweight title. Ferguson checked in at 155 pounds. I'm going to go in there and give him a T.F. - an old Tony Ferguson technical fall.

He also believes Johnson's excellence has soured the fans, who expect him to win and wish he would take on bigger challenges in bigger weight classes.

"Nathan [Nate Diaz] is there". It really isn't. It's whether or not you can get on the big cards.

"I've already gone from the highest of the high in terms of a money fight".

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Borg made weight today for the 125-pound fight but has had weight cutting troubles in the past so the possibility of losing both title fights definitely was a concern for the UFC organization. That's where my thoughts are. Therefore, I feel it is important to unveil to you what this Saturday's fighters are all about, and what better way to do that than to discuss some of their past fights? I go back to the corner, I reassess. I have a decent little cut. "I have the ability to take the chaos and mold it like I said". Both should be fixtures in the division once it gets up and rolling 100 per cent, and the victor of this one will have a solid head start on some of the athletes competing on Season 26 of The Ultimate Fighter. With the champion having such a well-rounded game and his outstanding striking skills, it's hard to see anything other than Johnson leaving with the flyweight title once again.

While the Lee-Ferguson fight is going ahead, it wasn't all good news at Friday's weigh-ins. Lee last competed in June, submitting Michael Chiesa by first-round submission.

"The 5'3", 125-pounder is 12-0 since walking away with a draw against Ian McCall in his flyweight debut, and he will be looking to tie the promotion's title defense record versus Borg.

Demetrious Johnson is on the verge of history when he defends his UFC flyweight title Saturday night against Ray Borg at UFC 216.

But his prior weigh-in was a major disappointment as planned March opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0) of Russian Federation fell ill during his weight cut, never made it to the scale and had to withdraw from the bout.

When Ferguson did it after giving Lee the thousand-yard-stare, it scared the holy bejaysus out of him.

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