UFC 134 Rio Betting Predictions: Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares
This weekend on Aug. 27th we will watch an exciting lightweight preliminary match up to the 134 UFC Rio card where an experienced Spencer ” The King” Fisher ( 24-7) takes on the BetDSI.eu sportsbook favorite by -205 Thiago Tavares (15-4). On preliminary cards it can be tough for the average fight fan to get the skinny on both fighters, and make a good wagering decision so I am here to help you out. Lets take a look at some information for both fighters.
Spencer ” The King ” Fisher ( 9 years the elder) to Tavares, has been a mainstay in the UFC since 2005 only fighting once outside of the organization. He has won and lost matches against some of the best in the world compiling a respectable (24-7) record only being submitted one time in his career. To date, Spencer Fisher’s track record against higher skilled opponents has been better than Thiago Tavares’, as he holds notable wins over : Josh Neer (submission via triangle choke), Aaron Riley (TKO doctor stoppage), Dan Lauzon (TKO punches), Jeremy Stevens (unanimous decision), and Caol Uno (unanimous decision). ” The King ” has also dropped notable fights to the likes of Hermes Franca (TKO punches), now lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (unanimous decision), Joe Stevenson (submission via elbow strikes), Dennis Siver (unanimous decision), and another UFC 134 fighter Ross Pearson. This goes to show that he has fought the best in the world, and is a great fighter.
On the otherside of the octagon will be Thiago Tavares (14-4-1 draw ) who may or may not (depending on whether he shaves) have a distinct eyebrow advantage. I’m no fight doctor and don’t know if those bushy brows cushion some mean orbital socket blows, but it maybe a distinct possibility. On a more serious note Thiago Tavares is a black belt practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and is a game fighter earning 11 of his victories via submission. Unfortunatly for Tavares he has lost in every bout against a fighter who’s name you would recognize. His last outing he dropped a fight to Shane Roller ( via KO ). Leaving his most notable win to date being in 2009 where he beat Manvel Gamburyan (unanimous decision) who had his name swirling around MMA circles for a short time.
While I think that this fight could go either way as both fighters are possibly fighting for they’re UFC career where two consecutive losses in the promotion can mean a walking paper for any fighter. I simply cannot bet against the man Spencer ” The King ” Fisher who BetDSI.eu currently has at +165, and shares a nickname with this icon.
And also having a mugshot that would leave Popeye proud: