Fight Night UFC : Poirier Johnson Free Pick 9/17

Texas is out to prove that they can make Fight Night UFC events just as big as their reputation as a state on September 17th.  Good morning and great to see everyone back here at APEX Boxing Betting.  Off of that oh so disappointing debut of CM Punk in the ppv, the Fox Sports One free broadcast of this event has much more even fights.  Among the plethora of good bouts is one that stands out.  We are here to go over the main event in Poirier Johnson to produce a Free Pick to Profit on for Saturday night.

Fight Night UFC : Lightweights Take Center Stage

Very interesting dynamics in play for a -150 level favorite in Dustin Poirier at Americas Bookie that is 20-4.  He faces off against a very experience fighter in “The Menace” Michael Johnson who sports a 17-10 record.  One would have thought that at this stage with so many losses that he would be fodder or tomato can material.  Not so as he is a top ten contender for the title while Poirier is ranked 4th.  Conor can still not contain the mouth that is on Poirier as he has come back to win four straight.  Now he is running on about how Johnson is too over confident and that this has stung him in the past.  Does he have a valid point in this?

Speed and Power Against Variety

While Johnson’s speed and power are still above average, he does not have the troubleshooting skills necessary for this one.  He has to counter an opponent that is almost an elite grapler and can inflict damage up close in a variety of ways.  All this is nice but there is one impression flying under the radar that is screaming for our attention.  The damage that the weight cutting that Poirier has to do in the past is no longer here now that he fights at 155lb.  He has found his ideal weight and he knows it now.

Three knockouts and a blood bath against Duffy proves to him and us that Poirier is for real.  All he has to do is to avoid the few tricks and hits that Johnson might surprise him with and this one is all academic.  Very good price to Poirier to win at Americas Bookie right now.  Good fortune in this and we will see you next time here at APEX Boxing Betting.