Lyoto Machida Favourite To Beat Yoel Romero

Published on June 26th, 2015 12:04 am EST

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Machida vs. Romero - UFC Fight Night - Poster - June 27, 2015The main event of this weekend's UFC Fight Night card at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida will see former Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida take on Yoel Romero.

Lyoto Machida was starched by Luke Rockhold a little over two months ago, while Yoel Romero is in the midst of a five fight winning streak that includes wins over Tim Kennedy and Brad Tavares.

A win for Yoel Romero would thrust him into the Middleweight title picture, while Lyoto Machida is looking to regain his momentum following his loss to Luke Rockhold.

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Lyoto Machida is the slight favourite to win on Saturday - here are the current betting odds:

Lyoto Machida, -185
Yoel Romero, +160

According to these odds, Lyoto Machida has about a 64.94% chance of winning this fight, while Romero has a 38.46% chance of winning.

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It will be interesting to see how these two fighters perform on Saturday night.

How will Lyoto Machida respond after practically having his soul snatched out of him by Luke Rockhold? Does Machida have another run at a title shot in him? This fight will likely go a long ways towards determining that.

How will Yoel Romero perform in his first UFC main event against a former champion? Lyoto Machida has been here many times before - Romero, of course, has not.

This is quite an intriguing and close fight - it will be interesting to watch this one go down.

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