On Saturday, January 24, 2015, the UFC will head to the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden for UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson.

The main event of the evening features a number one contender bout between light heavyweight studs Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson and it should be a good one. Gustafsson is the only fighter to have really pushed UFC champion Jon Jones to the limit, dropping a close unanimous decision. Johnson on the other hand has been on an absolute tear since moving up from welterweight, winning eight straight with five coming by way of knockout.

In addition to that, the main card features a middleweight bout between aging legend Dan Henderson and Gegard Mousasi, a light heavyweight bout between contenders Phil Davis and Ryan Bader, and a featherweight showdown between Akira Corassani and Sam Sicilia.

While this is far from being the greatest fight card ever assembled, there are some intriguing matchups and huge potential for some fireworks. On top of that there are some great plays for the gamblers out there.

Akira Corassani, -145 vs. Sam Sicilia, +105

The main card will kick off with a featherweight bout between Corassani and Sicilia; two fighters with their backs against the wall. Corassani has lost back-to-back bouts while Sicilia is just an abysmal 2-4 in his last six Octagon appearances. The UFC featherweight division is getting deeper by the day and if either of these men want to stick around they will need a win on Saturday.

These fighters matchup well, but at the end of the day when it comes to picking evenly matched fighters, take the side of the finisher. Corassani has finished four fights in his career while 11 of Sicilia’s 13 wins have come by way of stoppage.

Play: Take Sicilia to win

Phil Davis, -240 vs. Ryan Bader, +180

Gustafsson vs. Johnson may be deciding who will fight for the UFC light heavyweight title next, but don’t sleep on the bout between Bader and Davis. The UFC light heavyweight division is ripe with top tier talent and Bader and Davis are right in the mix. A win here would put either fighter in contention for a possible title shot in late 2015.

Bader should have a clear edge on the feet as he is the more accomplished striker and he has serious knockout power; Davis has been getting better in the striking game, but he still has a lot of work to do. But even though Bader is an accomplished amateur wrestler in his own right, Davis is a stud and he should get the better of the grappling exchanges. Bader needs to keep this fight on the feet to win and given Davis’ resume, it’s hard to see that happening.

Play: Take Davis to win

Dan Henderson, +260 vs. Gegard Mousasi, -320

In the co-main event of the evening, former two-division Pride champion Henderson takes on former DREAM and Strikeforce light heavyweight champion in Mousasi. Both men are coming off of losses in which they were dominated by their opposition and they are both in need of a win here to remain relevant.

Mousasi will be the younger, faster and more technical fighter heading into Saturday night but don’t sleep on Henderson here. Henderson may be 44 years old but he still has crazy power in that overhand right and he can turn anyone’s lights out.

Play: Take Henderson to win and at+525 take him to win by TKO/KO

Alexander Gustafsson, -250 vs. Anthony Johnson, +210

Gustafsson vs. Johnson is a fight every fight fan should be excited for as these are two of the most gifted fighters in the UFC today and there is a title shot on the line. Expect both men to come in hungry for a win and motivated to impress.

Gustafsson has already had a shot at the title once and he came up just short; dropping a close decision to Jones. Since that loss he has bounced back with an impressive TKO stoppage of Jimi Manuwa. Johnson on the other hand is looking to secure his first UFC title shot and ever since he quit making that crazy weight cut to welterweight he has been impressive. A winner of his last eight in a row with five knockouts, Johnson has looked better than ever and he has been scary good at light heavyweight.

From a technical and experience standpoint, Gustafsson has the edge. His boxing is crisp and clean and he has proven the ability to fight for five hard rounds. Johnson has never been fought past the third round and has had cardio issues in the past (mainly due to excessive weight cuts).

The longer this fight goes the better it will be for Gustafsson, but look for Johnson to end it early. Gustafsson has never been stopped, but Johnson has the power to do it.

Play: Take Johnson to win and at +350 take him to win by TKO/KO

BIG Play: At +3141 take Sicilia, Davis, Henderson and Johnson for the parlay.

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