Unless you are a die-hard UFC fight fan, it can be tough to stay up late for the biggest fights the sports has to offer. That should not be an issue this weekend, as the octagon will be set up at the O2 Arena in London, England, with the headliner battle between Fabricio Werdum and Alexander Volkov set to go off at 5 PM EST. That is a fight time that even the sleepiest of bettors can get behind. There are a ton of fights on tap for UFC Fight Night 127 in London, but for the purposes of this piece, we are going to focus on the 4 fights that appear on the main card. As we always do, we will take a close look at the fighters involved before making some UFC Betting Picks and predictions that we hope will make us all a little bit of money.

Event Information:

What: UFC Fight Night 127: Werdum vs. Volkovitskaya
When: Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 5 p.m. ET
Where: The O2 Arena, London, England
Stream: UFC Fight Pass Prelims (1:45 pm ET)

Main Card (5 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)

Fabricio Werdum (23-7-1) vs. Alexander Volkov (29-6)
Jimi Manuwa (17-3) vs. Jan Blachowicz (21-7)
Tom Duquesnoy (15-2) vs. Terrion Ware (17-7)
Leon Edwards (14-3) vs. Peter Sobotta (17-5-1)

Preliminary Card (1:45 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass)

John Phillips (21-6) vs. Charles Byrd (9-4)
Danny Roberts (14-3) vs. Oliver Enkamp (7-1)
Jack Marshman (22-7) vs. Bradley Scott (11-5) — Jack Marshman Removed
Danny Henry (11-2) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (7-0-1)
Paul Craig (9-2) vs. Magomed Ankalaev (9-0)
Stevie Ray (21-7) vs. Kajan Johnson (22-12-1)
Mark Godbeer (13-3) vs. Dmitry Poberezhets (24-5-1, 1NC)
Nasrat Haqparast (8-2) vs. Nad Narimani (10-2)

Leon Edwards (-210) Vs Peter Sobotta (+165)

The main card begins with a Welterweight fight featuring British fighter Leon Edwards, who is sure to be a fan favorite on the night. Edwards is just 26 years old and is on a bit of a roll, having won 4 fights in a row. He looked to be in real trouble in his last bout versus Bryan Barberena at Fight Night 107, but he battled back gamely to win. Sobotta is also in very good form, winning 4 of his last 5 fights. Both men have experienced grapples, so look for this one to be on the mat a lot and for it to go the distance. I am taking Edwards by unanimous decision.

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Tom Duquesnoy (-300) Vs Terrion Ware (+220)

These two fighters are both considered to be up and comers in the Bantamweight division, but both need a win to get back into contention in the weight class. Ironically, both men saw their rise in the ranks stalled by a defeat to Cody Stamann. Terrion Ware was the first to lose to him and he followed up that fight with another loss, this time to Sean O’Malley. The loss to Stamann was the last fight that Duquesnnoy was involved in, and it was a bit of a contentious split decision affair. I think Duquesnoy does enough to impress the judges with a UD win here.

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Jan Blachowicz (+175) Vs Jimi Manuwa (-220)

This is a Light-Heavyweight battle that will serve as the co-feature bout for UFC Fight Night 127 in London. Manuwa is another fighter on this card who is sure to be a fan favorite, as the English fans in the audience will be cheering on a fighter that knows how to end bouts in rather devastating style. Blachowicz is a strong fighter who is physically fit and able to go the distance with anyone, but for that to happen, he is going to need to stay out of Manuwa’s wheelhouse for the entire fight, which probably won’t happen. I’m taking Manuwa for the KO win.

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Fabricio Werdum (-200) Vs Alexander Volkov (+160)

It always seems somehow fitting when we save the Heavyweight big boys for last, and it sure looks as though we have a good one on our hands on Saturday night. You would expect to see a 40-year old fighter start to decline, but Werdum looks to be getting better with age. He will spend the entire fight looking for the opportunity to get Volkov on the mat, as that is where he excels. If he can’t do that, he could fall prey to Volkov’s superior kickboxing skills. Werdum will eventually find a way in and get the win by submission.

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