Chase Sherman (-188) vs Parker Porter (+160)
Weight Class: Heavyweight (265 lbs)
Chase Sherman will be looking to get back into the win column when he takes on Parker Porter at UFC Vegas 34.
Sherman came up on the short end of a decision his last time out against UFC great Andrei Arlovski. There is no shame in a loss like that considering how Arlovski has re-invented himself as a decision machine late in his career. Sherman had solid boxing in that fight but it was just a step behind that of Arlovski. Leg kicks also played a big role and Sherman was significantly slowed after a few.
Sherman does have excellent boxing, however. He is one of the more technical heavyweights and doesn’t get enough credit for it. Before the Arlovski fight, he pieced up Ike Villanueva en-route to a finish.
For Parker Porter, he is coming off of a scrappy victory over Josh Parisian. Porter brought the pressure in that one and was constantly in his opponent’s face. He ended up tiring Parisian out and had his way with him.
In this one, I ultimately see Sherman’s technical skill taking over. At (-188), Sherman is an insane value. Porter is a tricky fighter, but he is a big guy and is quite slow. I see Sherman touching him with ease, especially if he presses forward like he did against Parisian.
Neither guy is a cardio king, but the edge has to go to Sherman. I see Sherman out-pointing him handily or even knocking him out. At (-188), Chase Sherman moneyline is a great value and a 2u play for me.