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Midnight Mania! Betting Odds Release For Cejudo Vs. Shevchenko!

Midnight Mania! Betting Odds Release For Cejudo Vs. Shevchenko!

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As with all my favorite headline topics, we’re definitely going “weird” tonight.

A couple days ago, double-champ — or triple, if one was to ask the man himself — Henry Cejudo issued a challenge to women’s Flyweight queen, Valentina Shevchenko, for the “intergender” championship. For the most part, “Bullet” smartly laughed it off, but still was emphatic that she feared no challenge.

In the words of many self help books, putting something out into the universe is the first step to making it a reality. As a result of Cejudo’s callout, Bovada has released opening odds for the extremely hypothetical match, setting Cejudo as an 11-1 favorite over his fellow strap-hanger.

Future Events: Henry Cejudo (-1100) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (+650) https://t.co/VO30HT1Mz6 @HenryCejudo @BulletValentina

— BestFightOdds (@BestFightOdds) August 13, 2019

If I were to entertain the match up actually happening, I personally would set the spread far further, but it’s all pretty irrelevant. This fight will never happen; it’s just a (successful) attempt from Cejudo to agitate fight fans and get them talking about him.

“Triple C” might want to avoid windows for a little while though…

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Looking for @henry_cejudo

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Insomnia

Who else is extremely excited for Diaz-Pettis this weekend?

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Link in bio #ufc241 @road2war

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Mike Perry broke down a bit of his post-fight finances on his IG story.

More slick wrestling/jiu-jitsu transitions from “Persian Fury.”

… and some kickboxing technique for our striking readers!

I would prefer to go through life without ever getting whacked in the mid-section by Aaron Pico.

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You took it like a champ @dr.carlosgamero

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It’s no longer World Elephant Day, but is there a wrong time to celebrate these awesome animals?

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Happy #worldelephantday

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Struve is back! MMA retirements are the best.

The Skyscraper is back! @StefanStruve returns to action against @RothwellFighter at #UFCDC! pic.twitter.com/nPWmSAbhl1

— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) August 13, 2019

Slips, rips, and KO clips

Easily the worst position in all of MMA:

Ground n Pound too nasty!

Gravely gets the 3rd round TKO finish on #DWCS pic.twitter.com/pAmyyW82fx

— UFC (@ufc) August 14, 2019

Great opportunism! It only takes a brief second for the arm to slip under and effectively end the fight.

Now that’s power!

Anglickas gets the RNC with NO hooks in! Wow! #DWCS pic.twitter.com/iMhH0fy3zB

— UFC (@ufc) August 14, 2019

Spoiler alert: the wrist pin and some offensive options afterward are the subject of this week’s Daniel Cormier technique highlight, albeit from half-guard rather than mount.

William Knight is POWERFUL #DWCS pic.twitter.com/9kaci5MlLW

— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) August 14, 2019

Random Land

This is a really impressive display of athleticism:

Caption this…
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— Kevin W. (@Brink_Thinker) August 9, 2019

Midnight Music: My Discover Weekly playlist has forced me to go full hipster on our poor readers: I adore Neutral Milk Hotel.

Sleep well Maniacs! There’s always more martial arts madness on the way.