It’s another big weekend ahead of us in the world of MMA and it all gets rolling in the early hours od Friday morning. The One Championship: Battleground event was a fantastic watch last week and now we have the next round set to go, starting at 8:30 AM EST on Friday. Sure, that might be a little early for some, but you really should set your alarm for what looks to be a very good 5-fight main card. There are no title fights in this one, but still a lot of bouts that look as though they could be wild. If you are willing to get up early and get in on the action, then we have some insights that might make it easier for you to get a wager in. Let’s take a closer look at all 5 fights on the main card of ONE Championship: Battleground II so you can make your bets against their ONE Championship odds.
MMA Betting Analysis for ONE Championship: Battleground II
Otgonbaatar Nergui Vs Rahul Raju
The main card kicks off with a Bantamweight bout between a pair of fighters who have had some trouble with consistency in their pro careers. After a bit of a wobbly start, Nergui is beginning to get on a roll, winning 4 of his last 5 to get to 5-2-1 overall. Raju has very much been stop/start as a pro, rarely stringing together back-to-back wins. He comes into this fight on the heels of 2 straight losses and is likely looking at another. Nergui for the KO win.
Eko Roni Saputra Vs Peng Shuai Liu
We have another Bantamweight bout up next and two fighters who appear to be heading in very opposite directions. After opening up his pro career with a loss, Saputra has now reeled off 4 straight wins, with all of those victories coming in the opening round. Liu comes in with a 6-6 record and is currently on a run that has seen him lose 3 of his last 4. This should be another quick win for Saputra, who may well get it done in Round 1 again.
Thomas Narmo Vs Alain Ngalani
It is the big boys who are up next, with a pair of hard-hitting Heavyweights stepping into the octagon. For Narmo, this fight is all about maintaining his current momentum, as he comes in with a perfect 4-0 record, with all his wins coming inside the distance. Ngalani has struggled in his time as a pro and has now lost 3 of his last 4 fights to fall to 4-6 overall. This could be another one that is over quickly, as I like Narmo for the early KO.
Alex Silva Vs Li Tao Miao
The co-main event of the night is a Flyweight bout that has a couple of fighters looking to snap out of a slump going head-to-head. Silva is 9-6 overall, but he comes into this fight having lost each of his last 2 fights, as well as 3 of his last 5. Miao is coming off a win, but it was one that he needed in order to snap a 2-fight losing skid. I think we might see this one go the distance, and I am taking Silva to come away with the decision.
Eduard Folayang Vs Lipeng Zhang
We have a couple of veteran Welterweight fighters stepping into the octagon for the headline event of the night. Folayang comes in with a very respectable 22-11 record, but he is in real need of a win after losing 3 in a row and 4 of his last 5. Zhang, meanwhile, comes in on a very good run of form, having gone 5-1-1 in his last 7 fights. This looks like a win for Zhang, but I think he may need to go the full 3 rounds to get it.