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UFC 128 Picks

UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones

Date: Mar 19, 2011

Location: Newark, N.J.
Venue: Prudential Center
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Spike TV, Facebook

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

  • Champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Jon Jones (for light-heavyweight title)
  • Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
  • Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus
  • Nate Marquardt vs. Dan Miller
  • Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Brendan Schaub

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)

  • Luiz Cane vs. Eliot Marshall
  • Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)

  • Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle
  • Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Loveland
  • Raphael Assuncao vs. Erik Koch
  • Nick Catone vs. Costantinos Philippou

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With only a week to go before UFC 128, the devastation in Japan has forced a lineup change with Akiyama pulling out over concerns in his homeland.  Nevertheless this should still be an action filled card.

Jon Jones is easily the most hyped mma wrestler to fight in the UFC since Brock Lesnar.  Unlike Brock though, Jon Jones has a high level grasp on mixed martial arts and even though Shogun Rua was once considered the best pound for pound fighter, Bones Jones is the favorite in this fight.  How do you pick a winner in this fight?  MMA purists will hardly ever go against Shogun and who wants to pick against one of the most exciting fighters ever who has yet to actually “lose” a fight.  My recommendation would be to take the underdog Shogun, the #1 reason is training time.  Jones is taking this fight less than 2 months after his last fight, and most title contenders get at least double the preparation and training time.  These two are both great fighters and unfortunately one of them has to fall.

Bet on Mauricia Rua  over Jon Jones at Bodog +165 or Bet on Jon Jones over Mauricia Rua at Sportsbook.com -200

Urijah Faber finally makes his UFC debut and will be a heavy favorite over Eddie Wineland.  Though Eddie is on a 4 fight win streak with back to back knockout of the nights, it is extremely tough to knock out Faber.  There is upset potential, but very slightly as Faber is simply too well rounded.  Look for Urijah to take him down and keep him there.

Bet on Urijah Faber  over Eddie Wineland at 5Dimes -420 or Bet on Eddie Wineland over Urijah Faber at BetUS +325

Dan Miller will be the replacement for Akiyama in a fight vs Nate Marquardt.   Since this is not a title fight or a direct #1 contenders match, Nate Marquardt will win.  He is an unbelievable fighter but only loses in clutch fights.  Not only that, Nate’s wrestling is far superior to that of Dan’s and should be able to control the match.

Bet on Nate Marquardt over Dan Miller at 5Dimes -350 or Bet on Dan Miller over Nate Marquardt at Bodog +260

On the other hand brother Jim Miller is on one crazy hot streak with 6 wins in a row.   Facing him will be the UFC debut of Kamal Shalorus.  Jim Miller has way too much octagon experience to lose this fight to Kamal.  His all around great fighting skills will be too much to handle and perhaps he will finally earn some title contention with a win here.

Bet on Jim Miller over Kamal Shalorus at Sportsbook.com -245 or Bet on Kamal Shalorus over Jim Miller at 5Dimes +210

I don’t know the last time I figured Mirko CroCop would win a mma fight, and this time is no different.  Brendan Schaub is a rising star in the heavyweight division and once again Mirko is a gateway fighter in this stage of his career.  Crocop is no longer crocop, and Schaub can sure throw a mean overhand.  Brendan will catch him here and hopefully put an end to Filipovic’s illustrious career.

Bet on Brendan Schaub over Mirko Filipovic at Sportsbook.com -240 or Bet on Mirko Filipovic over Brendan Schaub at 5Dimes +230

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UFC 127 Picks

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch

Date: Feb 27, 2011

Location: Sydney, Australia (event airs Feb. 26 in North America)
Venue: Acer Arena
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

MAIN CARD

  • Jon Fitch  vs. B.J. Penn
  • Michael Bisping  vs. Jorge Rivera
  • Dennis Siver  vs. George Sotiropoulos
  • Chris Lytle vs. Brian Ebersole
  • Chris Camozzi  vs. Kyle Noke

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Spencer Fisher vs. Ross Pearson
  • Alexander Gustafsson vs. James Te Huna
  • Riki Fukuda vs. Nick Ring
  • Mark Hunt vs. Chris Tuchscherer
  • Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton
  • Tom Blackledge vs. Anthony Perosh
  • Jason Reinhardt vs. Tiequan Zhang

UFC returns to Australia for UFC127 which a nice night (day for Australians) of fighting.  Also starting with this event, MMA Betting.net will be providing the best lines for you to bet on each of the fights at our partnered online betting sites.

Has BJ Penn returned for good?  After his lethargic title performances, BJ comes back and absolute destroys an aging Matt Hughes.  Jon Fitch is the favourite in this fight and deservingly so, he fights a consistently good fight each time out.  I would go with the safer fighter here as you still don’t know which BJ shows up and Fitch is a good enough fighter to beat a good BJ.

Bet on Jon Fitch over BJ Penn at Sportsbook.com -200 or Bet on BJ Penn over Jon Fitch at 5Dimes +170

Not too many thought that Jorge Rivera would ever participate in a co main event, but he’s been on an absolute tear lately and definitely deserves a showcased fight against Michael Bisping.  These two are pretty evenly matched in terms of fight skills, but according to oddsmakers they are polar opposites.  The lines on Jorge Rivera are way too good to pass up and he is very capable of shutting Bisping up.  I would strongly consider making a play on Rivera here.

Bet on Jorge Rivera over Michael Bisping at Sportsbook.com +300 or Bet on Michael Bisping over Jorge Rivera at Bodog -340

Dennis Siver is one individual who I would never want to fight, he is built like a tank and can probably kick over a tree.  George Sotiropoulos is just plain awesome and is my choice to be the title holder before the end of the year.  Oddsmakers feel the same way as he is a heavy favourite.  Gamblers may be enticed to make a play on Siver as he is good enough to win, but my pick is on George for whom I do not believe will lose a fight in 2011 (he has not lost a fight since 2006).

Bet on George Sotiropoulos over Dennis Siver at 5Dimes -330 or Bet on Dennis Siver over George Sotiropoulos at Bodog +315

Kyle Noke and Chris Camozzi never ended up meeting during the Ultimate Fighter Team Ortiz vs Team Liddell though both were favourites to win the show.  Noke is a slight favorite here with also the home town crowd to cheer him on.  Noke appears to be the safer bet in this fight.

Bet on Kyle Noke over Chris Camozzi at BetUS -190 or Bet on Chris Camozzi over Kyle Noke at Sportsbook.com +175

As of posting there are no lines for Chris Lytle vs Brian Ebersole as Brian was a late replacement for Carlos Condit, which would have been a great standup slugfest and most likely fight of the night.  It would be difficult to see how Eversole can beat Lytle though with the way “Lights Out” has been fighting as of late.  This will be Brian Ebersole’s UFC debut so I don’t know too much about him.

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Strikeforce Fedor vs Silva picks

Strikeforce and M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Silva

Date: Feb 12, 2011

Location: East Rutherford, N.J.
Venue: IZOD Center
Broadcast: Showtime and HDNet

Strikeforce betting odds from BetUS

MAIN CARD (Showtime)

  • Fedor Emelianenko -500 vs. Antonio Silva (heavyweight-tournament quarterfinals) +300
  • Andrei Arlovski -120 vs. Sergei Kharitonov (heavyweight-tournament quarterfinals) -120
  • Shane Del Rosario vs. Lavar Johnson (heavyweight-tournament reserve fight)
  • Valentijn Overeem vs. Ray Sefo (heavyweight-tournament reserve fight)
  • Chad Griggs vs. Gian Villante (heavyweight-tournament reserve fight)

PRELIMINARY CARD (HDNet)

  • Igor Gracie vs. John Salgado
  • Marc Stevens vs. John Cholish
  • Josh LaBerge vs. Anthony Leone*
  • Jason McLean vs. Kevin Roddy*

The first round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight grand prix tournament begins.  Though there isn’t much on this card so far other than the 2 tournament fights, tournaments are still exciting nonetheless.  Here is the complete Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight tournament bracket.

It would be cool if a betting site had a bracket style pickem wager, but so far I have not found any yet.  There are a few sites that have odds for winning the tournament.  Though I would not recommend betting on this, as there is no indication on how long this tournament will actually run for, and if it will actually finish at all.  Overall the bracket does not seem very well thought out, arguably you can say that the top 4 fighters are on the left side.    Fedor, Overeem, and Werdum should definately be ranked 1-3 and one of these fighters should definately be on the other side.  As is I’m betting on seeing Barnett vs Overeem in the finals, with Overeem winning in a cake walk in the final to become the Strikeforce M1 Global World Grand Prix Champion

Fedor should hopefully have no problem with the much slower Antonio Silva.  Once Fedor takes him down it should be good night for the big foot.  Theres probably not a more unevenly matched fight in this tournament even though Silva is a good fighter.

On the flip side the other grand prix fight is one of the most even fights as the odds suggest.  Andrei Arlovski still has a glass chin and Sergei Kharitonov can definately bang with the best of them.  The Pitbull can surprise people though but I think the toughness of Sergei will conquer in the end.

Bet on Strikeforce Grand Prix at BetUS

For reference here are the odds to win the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix from Bookmaker.com

Fedor Emelianenko +170

Alistair Overeem +180

Josh Barnett +350

Andrei Arlovski +950

Fabricio Werdum +1200

Antonio Silva +1800

Sergei Kharitonov +2000

Brett Rogers +2200

Reserve fighters

Shane Del Rosario +3200

Valentijn Overeem +3500

Lavar Johnson +4000

Ray Levo +5200

Any Fighter Not Listed +3500

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UFC 125 Picks

UFC 125: Resolution

Date: Jan 01, 2011

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

UFC 125 Odds from BetUS

MAIN CARD

  • Champ Frankie Edgar +110 vs. Gray Maynard -140 (for lightweight title)
  • Chris Leben -190 vs. Brian Stann +155
  • Thiago Silva -160 vs. Brandon Vera +130
  • Nate Diaz Even vs. Dong Hyun Kim -130
  • Takanori Gomi +120 vs. Clay Guida -150

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Marcus Davis vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Josh Grispi vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares
  • Mike Brown vs. Diego Nunes
  • Daniel Roberts vs. Greg Soto
  • Antonio McKee vs. Jacob Volkmann

On New Years Day UFC 125 takes place, hopefully you are not too hungover to watch it.

The winner between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard will win not only the UFC lightweight belt, but also a fight with Showtime, Anthony Pettis.  Is that what you get for winning?    In this rematch, I have a hard time believing the outcome will not be the same as their first fight.  Gray wrestles Edgar to the ground and unleashes some devastating ground and pound.  We will have a new ufc lightweight champion of the world Gray “The Bully” Maynard.

Haven’t really been that impressed with Brian Stann since his move to the UFC, Chris Leben on the other hand has had a few impressive fights in a row.  Surprised that Leben isn’t more of a favourite here, but the line is still early.  Take Leben to win.

The next fight is a fight among what I believe are underachieving fighters.  Both were supposed to be the next big thing in their respective divisions.  But now it appears as if both fighters can only beat below average fighters and fail miserably against the top echelon.  Thiago Silva has the knockout power, not sure what Brandon Vera is good at anymore, so go with Silva.

Since his move up to welterweight Nate Diaz has yet to lose a fight and has been pretty good.  Dong Hyun Kim has yet to officially lose in the UFC, but has battled various injuries.  Whether he has healed and whether not he suffers from ring dust remains to be seen and for that reason I would go with Nate Diaz to win.

Is the real Takanori Gomi back?  Even if so it’s going to be very tough to KO Clay Guida.  Not even sure if Guida has ever been TKFO in his career.  Tempting to take Gomi, but reality is that Clay Guida should be able to beat Gomi here.

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WEC 53 Henderson vs Pettis Odds

WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis

Date: Dec 16, 2010

Location: Glendale, Ariz.
Venue: Jobing.com Arena
Broadcast: Versus

WEC 53 Odds from BetUS

MAIN CARD

  • Champ Benson Henderson -175 vs. Anthony Pettis +145 (for lightweight title)
  • Champ Dominick Cruz -220 vs. Scott Jorgensen +175 (for bantamweight title)
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Chris Horodecki
  • Bart Palaszewski vs. Kamal Shalorus
  • Danny Downes vs. Tiequan Zhang

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Shane Roller vs. Jamie Varner
  • Ivan Menjivar vs. Brad Pickett
  • Ken Stone vs. Eddie Wineland
  • Danny Castillo vs. Will Kerr
  • Yuri Alcantara vs. Ricardo Lamas
  • Renan Barao vs. Chris Cariaso

After this card marks the end of the WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting).

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