With two events in the books, the UFC will head to the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, for their third event in just a five day span. UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee features a tremendous lineup of fights that will surely entertain.

Between a stellar heavyweight main event, a pivotal lightweight bout and an important women’s bantamweight bout UFC Fight Night 71 has a little something for everyone.

For the gamblers out there, UFC Fight Night 71 offers up a great opportunity to either build on or rebound from the weekend’s action. The straight up action may be a little soft but the prop bet action for this card is very attractive.

Holly Holm, -175 vs. Marion Reneau, +135

With the level of hype that followed Holm into the UFC, it can easily be stated that her debut split decision win was a huge let down. Fans expected to see Holm’s superior striking and footwork outclass Raquel Pennington, but that wasn’t the case. Now Holm gets a much tougher test in the form of well-rounded finisher Reneau. But as long as Holm can keep the fight standing, she should be able to edge out another close decision.

Play: Take Holm to win, and at +150, take her to win by decision

Josh Thompson, +157 vs. Tony Ferguson, -200

The lightweight co-main event between Thompson and Ferguson is a fight that quite possibly could steal the show. Both fighters are well-rounded and both desperately need a victory here to make waves in the uber-competitive UFC lightweight division. As good as Thompson has been over the course of his career, his time as a truly elite lightweight has passed, while Ferguson’s is just beginning. Thompson will keep it razor thin, but Ferguson will do just enough to edge out the veteran.

Play: Take Ferguson to win, and at +175, take him to win by decision

Frank Mir, +165 vs. Todd Duffee, -190

In the main event of the evening, two heavyweight finishers will battle it. For Mir, this bout is about staying relevant in a wide open division. For Duffee, this bout is about getting that first marquee win that can launch him into contention. If this one goes past the first round, it would be shocking as Mir and Duffee are both known for their ability to finish early and in brutal fashion.

Play: Take Duffee to win, and at +120, take him to win in round one

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.