Wednesday night the UFC at the Revel Casino is in Atlantic City New Jersey for UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller. The Fox Sports 1 main event card jumps off with Lucas Martin taking on Alex White in a featherweight tilt.
Lucas Martin was expected to face Jim Alers but Alex White replaced Alers on the card after he pulled out with an injury. The late switch hasn’t hurt White in the eyes of the UFC bookmakers as they list him as a -165 favorite. Bettors will need to risk $165 to win $100 on White. Lucas Martin, despite being having a proper training camp is a +135 underdog. Bettors will make $135 for every $100 risked on Martin.
UFC Fight Night 45 Odds
Lucas Martins +135
Alex White -165
Martins is 14-1 in his career and 2-1 in the UFC. His only loss has been a first round defeat to Edson Barboza in Sao Paulo Brazil. It’s never good to lose but he’s come back strong finishing his next two opponents; he knocked out Jeremy Larson in a fight of the night performance and then submitted Junior Hernandez.
Alex White has looked very impressive in his UFC debut, knocking out Estevan Payan in just 1:28 in the first round. He earned a performance of the night bonus along with the win that pushed his career record to 10-0. White doesn’t waste time in the cage, he’s only had one fight go the distance and he’s finished every other fight before reaching the third round, 4 KOs and 5 submissions.
When White and Martins hooked it up in the octagon on July 16th, you had better not blink because between these two fighters they have 25 fights, 24 wins and only two fights that have gone the distance. There will be a finish in the fight; the question is who gets the finish here. The oddsmakers like White even as a last minute replacement.
One thing to consider when looking at Martins is that he’s moved from lightweight to featherweight to bantamweight and back again but his last fight was back in September of last year. White last fought in April. If you’re a fan of momentum White could be your play.
We won’t take a side here but this fight has fight of the night written all over it.