UFC 217 Main Event Betting Preview & Prediction: Bisping vs. St-Pierre

UFC 217 Odds, Preview & Prediction for Main Event: Bisping vs. St-Pierre

Written by on November 1, 2017

There are some UFC events that are more appealing than others, and it is usually the main event that sets the tone for our excitement level. It’s fair to say that UFC 217, which will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, November 4, has all fight fans more than a little giddy, and with this UFC 217 odds preview for the Main Event, you will be all set to go and try to cash in. The main event will see the return of fan favorite and MMA Odds favorite George St.-Pierre to the octagon after an extended absence. His return alone would have made this a must watch event but the fact that he chose to come back against a fighter with the quality and experience of Michael Bisping makes this one all the more attractive. No-one really knows what the long-term future is for St.-Pierre is in the sport, and much will likely ride on the outcome of this one. Will this fight serve as one last hurrah for the Canadian, or will it serve as a launching point for a much bigger comeback? Let’s take a look at some of the important stats for these two great warriors.

UFC 217 Odds, Preview & Prediction for Main Event: Bisping vs. St-Pierre

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Date: November 4, 2017
  • City: New York City, New York
  • Venue: Madison Square Garden
  • TV: UFC Network
  • Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 217 Betting Picks & Predictions for Main Card

Betting on Michael Bisping

UFC 217 Odds: -105 Bisping comes into this one as the slight favorite at -105, with the likely edge here being that he has been active during the period that St.-Pierre has been away from the octagon. Bisping comes in with a 20-7 record in the UFC and will be looking to once again defend his middleweight crown. This will be the 13th time that Bisping will see his name on the main event marquee, and he will be looking to improve upon his current 8-4 record in big fights. This is a man who knows how to win, though, as his 20 victories are a UFC best, not to mention the fact that he has 16 wins in the Middleweight division, which is also a UFC record. Over the course of his career in the UFC, Bisping has proven that he can win in a variety of different ways, with 7 KO’s and 7 submission wins littered across his 16 victories in the Middleweight class. With 5 straight wins under his belt, Bisping is in great form, but it’s tough to say how he is going to prepare for a fighter who has been away from the game for such a long time. That’s what makes this one so intriguing.

Mixed martial arts record

  • Total: 37
  • Wins: 30
  • Knockout: 16
  • Submission: 4
  • Decision: 10
  • Losses: 7
  • Knockout: 2
  • Submission: 1
  • Decision: 4

Betting on George St-Pierre

UFC 217 Odds: -115 When George St.-Pierre steps into the Octagon on Saturday night, it will represent the first time he has done so in almost exactly 4 years. His last fight came at UFC 167, where he lost in a controversial split decision win over Johnny Hendricks. Shortly after the fight, St.-Pierre walked away from UFC, vacating his title in the process, but did leave the door open for a potential return. That return will come on Saturday night, and it says a lot about the quality of this fighter that he comes in at betting odds of -115. Despite being away for several years, George St.-Pierre is the favorite at the UFC 217 Main Event Betting Odds. This will be the first time that St.-Pierre will be fighting in this weight class, which may put him at a little bit of a disadvantage, but when you consider that he has 19 wins in the UFC, it may not be that big a deal. St.-Pierre has had 12 decision victories in his career, which makes the OVER 4 ½ rounds seem like a very good bet.

Mixed martial arts record

  • Total: 27
  • Wins: 25
  • Knockout: 8
  • Submission: 5
  • Decision: 12
  • Losses: 2
  • Knockout: 1
  • Submission: 1

UFC 217 Main Event Betting Prediction

This is one that is about as too close to call as it gets, as you can make a very good case for both fighters. I think this fight will go the distance, and I think George St.-Pierre will back his UFC 217 odds with a decision victory to celebrate his comeback to the UFC.

Rest of Main Card

  • Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw
  • Women’s Strawweight: Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) vs. Rose Namajunas
  • Welterweight: Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Middleweight: Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Borrachinha

Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)

  • Lightweight: James Vick vs. Joseph Duffy
  • Heavyweight: Walt Harris vs. Mark Godbeer
  • Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Corey Anderson
  • Welterweight: Randy Brown vs. Mickey Gall

Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

  • Light Heavyweight: Ion Cuțelaba vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk
  • Heavyweight: Oleksiy Oliynyk vs. Curtis Blaydes
  • Bantamweight: Aiemann Zahabi vs. Ricardo Ramos