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UFC 165 Odds and Betting Picks
by Trevor Whenham - 9/19/2013
The UFC heads back to Toronto again for UFC 165. The home of the Maple Leafs and Raptors will play host to not one but two title fights on Saturday night. The one everyone wants to see if the Light Heavyweight Championship between champ Jon Jones and giant contender Alexander Gustafsson. The co-headliner features Renan Barao defending his interim Bantamweight title against Eddie Wineland in a fight that was supposed to happen at UFC 161 but was delayed due to a foot injury from Barao.
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UFC 164 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 8/29/2013
The UFC heads to unfamiliar territory for UFC 164 on Saturday night when they hit the home of the Milwaukee Bucks. Bucks fans haven’t had a lot to cheer for on the court lately, but they should be treated to a very solid card here. There’s a title fight, a long-anticipated heavyweight showdown, and some other intriguing matchups.
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UFC 163 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 8/1/2013
The UFC heads back to Brazil this weekend for UFC 163 on Saturday night. The hometown crowd will be thrilled because beloved featherweight champion Jose Aldo will be defending his title in front of his country mates. Originally he was supposed to face Anthony Pettis, but an injury forced Pettis out and Jung Chan-Sung into the bout.
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UFC 160 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 5/23/2013
The UFC returns to MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas for the next edition of their pay-per-view spectacle. We seem to be past the era of interesting names for events, so this event, which features the headline heavyweight championship title fight between Cain Velasquez and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva — their second meeting — is cleverly called “Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2”.
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UFC 159 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 4/26/2013
There have been plenty of smaller UFC events recently, but we haven’t seen a full pay-per-view event since March 16 when Georges St. Pierre emphatically showed Nick Diaz who was boss. Well, they are back. They are heading to the not-so-beautiful environs of Newark, New Jersey, this week for UFC 159 on Saturday, April 27. On the main card there is a light heavyweight championship tilt as well as four fights that are more mildly-interesting than truly captivating. Let’s take a look at how it breaks down (all odds are from Sportsbook.ag):
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UFC 158 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 3/15/2013
If you don’t like welterweights, then you aren’t going to be much of a fan of UFC 158, which is being held at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The top three fights on the card all feature the 170-pound fighters. Obviously, the Montreal fans aren’t going to mind — their hero, Georges St. Pierre, will be defending his title in his second fight back from the knee injury that cost him a year and a half. Here’s how the main card breaks down (all UFC 158 odds are from Bovada):
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UFC 157 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 2/21/2013
When the UFC heads to the Honda Center in Anaheim for UFC 157 on Saturday night, they’ll need something the organization has never had to worry about before — a dressing room for female fighters. The headline fight of this card will be the first women’s fight in UFC history. That makes this by far the biggest spotlight that women’s fighting has ever been under. No pressure. Here’s how that fight and the rest of the main card breaks down with some predictions for each match (all UFC 157 odds are from Bovada):
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UFC 156 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 1/30/2013
This is the third UFC event of the year but the first on pay-per-view, and, therefore, it will be the first that really counts in the eyes of many. Taking advantage of the wildly-popular Super Bowl weekend in Vegas, the event will be held at Mandalay Bay on Saturday night, Feb. 2. The highlight of the card is the return to action of Featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Due to a variety of circumstances — mostly his injuries — he has been sidelined since January of last year. Against former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar we’ll find out in a hurry if he’s still the dominant fighter he was, or if time and rust of robbed him of his edge.
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UFC 155 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 12/27/2012
If it seems like forever since we last had a major UFC event, that’s because it has been. Earlier this year we were having an event practically every week, but UFC 154 was all the way back on Nov. 17, so our patience has been tested for six weeks. UFC 155 takes place on Saturday, Dec. 29 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. There have been TV events in the meantime, but that’s not the same. This isn’t the best card that the UFC has ever assembled, but it is also far from the worst. The heavyweight championship is up for grabs, and we see a pretty good lightweight fight and tons of action in the middleweight class on the main card as well. Without further ado, our UFC 155 preview (all odds are from Bovada):
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UFC 154 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 11/15/2012
The UFC is returning to Canada on Saturday night — Montreal this time around. When the organization goes north of the border there is a decent chance that Georges St. Pierre will be fighting if he is healthy. Mercifully, GSP is indeed healthy after an 18-month absence. Now the guy who is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world in my mind gets to show whether he has lost a step. The rest of the main card isn’t the strongest or the most interesting we have ever seen by any means, but given the anticipation I’m sure no one will notice or care.
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UFC 153 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 10/11/2012
We are heading back to Brazil for another UFC card — this time UFC 153, which comes to us on Saturday night from Rio de Janeiro. As we have come to expect when the UFC goes road tripping, the card is heavy on the home country content — each of the six fights on the main card features at least one Brazilian. At the top of the pile, of course, is Anderson Silva — the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.
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UFC 152 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 9/20/2012
If it seems like forever since we last previewed a UFC event it’s because it has been forever. UFC 151 was cancelled thanks to even more of the injuries that have plagued the organization all year. That means that Aug. 11 was the last time we had an event to write about. Just over a month might not seem like a long time to outsiders, but given the torrid pace the UFC has been holding cards the last couple of years it is certainly notable.
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UFC 150 Predictions and Betting Odds
by Trevor Whenham - 8/8/2012
UFC 149, which unfortunately took place in my hometown of Calgary, was perhaps the worst card ever held by the organization. It was a mess — both to watch and to bet on. It’s a much better card this time around for UFC 150, which comes to us from the Pepsi Center in Denver on Saturday night.
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UFC 150 Odds: Edgar vs. Henderson Betting Predictions
by Scott Johnson - 8/7/2012
This Saturday, UFC 150 will play host to yet another UFC lightweight title rematch. At UFC 144, former WEC Champion Benson Henderson won a five-round unanimous decision over Frankie Edgar to capture the UFC’s Lightweight Championship. As many people expected him too, Edgar immediately called for a rematch and was awarded it by the UFC. The precedent for an immediate return engagement had long been established through Edgar’s title reign.
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UFC 149 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 7/20/2012
The UFC is coming to my hometown of Calgary on Saturday night for UFC 149. Given all the problems they have had with this card it could easily be the last time they come here. Normally I start these previews by talking about any changes there may be to the lineup due to injuries. If I were to do that here, though, it would take me days.
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UFC 148 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 7/6/2012
The UFC has had terrible luck with injuries and underwhelming cards recently. The UFC 148 card, taking place Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, should help erase those memories. The main event pitting challenger Chael Sonnen against top MMA pound-for-pound fighter and seemingly eternal champion Anderson Silva is certainly the most intriguing and anticipated fight of the year.
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UFC 148 Predictions: Sonnen vs. Silva Odds and Predictions
by Scott Johnson - 7/2/2012
Saturday will mark one of the most anticipated rematches in the history of the UFC for UFC 148. Long considered the best middleweight fighter on the planet, Anderson Silva (-280 on Bovada) will step into the cage with the stiffest challenge of his career. Standing across the Octagon from the champ will be the man that nearly defeated him at UFC 117 back in 2010, Chael Sonnen (+220).
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UFC 147 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 6/21/2012
UFC 146 was very kind to us — my recommended bet was a parlay that paid off handsomely. Here’s hoping we can carry the momentum forward onto this card. The problem with UFC 147, which takes place on Saturday, June 23, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is that it just isn’t very interesting. It was supposed to be, but there have been so many changes to the lineup that there just isn’t too much left to get excited about.
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UFC 146 Odds and Betting Predictions for Full Fight Card
by Trevor Whenham - 5/25/2012
If you don’t like heavyweights then you aren’t going to be a fan of Saturday night’s UFC card from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Not only is the main event a Junior Dos Santos title defense against Frank Mir, but all five fights on the main card feature the biggest of fighters.
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UFC 146 Odds and Predictions: Dos Santos vs. Mir
by Scott Johnson - 5/23/2012
The combined weight of the 10 UFC heavyweight fighters that will comprise the main card of the promotion’s next event, UFC 146, is an unearthly 2,446 pounds. Headlining this heavyweight lineup will be the newly-crowned UFC 265-pound champion Junior ‘Cigano’ Dos Santos (-500 at Bovada). This will be Dos Santos’ first title defense and opposing the champion will be Frank Mir (+350), who will be appearing in his fifth UFC title fight.
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UFC on Fox 3 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Scott Johnson - 5/1/2012
Jim Miller and Nate Diaz will meet in the main event of the latest UFC on FOX card this Saturday. Miller (-225) has long been at the top of the division, but despite an 8-1 record since mid-2009, a shot at UFC Lightweight Title has eluded him. Diaz (+175) has been living in the shadow of his older brother, but with back-to-back impressive performance he has thrust himself into the title conversation.
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UFC 145 Odds and Betting Picks
by Trevor Whenham - 4/20/2012
If it seems like it has been a really long time since we have had a major UFC event there is a good reason for that — it has been a really long time. The event that was supposed to March 24 in Montreal was cancelled, so UFC 144 was nearly two months ago on February 26. We’re back now, though, and we get to see arguably the most exciting fighter currently in the sport defend his light heavyweight title. UFC 145 takes place on Saturday, April 21 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Here’s how the six fights on the main card break down (all odds are from Bovada):
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UFC 144 Odds and Betting Picks
by Trevor Whenham - 2/23/2012
With Pride no longer looming as a major rival, the UFC returns to Japan, the turf of Pride, for the first time since 2000. The UFC 144 card, which will be shown here Saturday night thanks to time zones, is unique for another reason — it features seven fights on the main card instead of the normal five. That means that the PPV will be four hours instead of three — great news for fans. Here’s a look at how the main card shapes up (all UFC 144 odds are from Bovada):
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UFC 144 Predictions: Edgar vs. Henderson Betting Odds
by Scott Johnson - 2/20/2012
Saturday the UFC returns Japan for the first time since UFC 29: Defense of the Belts. Just like its predecessor, UFC 144: Edgar vs Henderson will feature a UFC title fight as the lightweight champion Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar (-130, all lines from Bovada) defends his title against the challenger Ben ‘Smooth’ Henderson (EVEN).
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UFC 143 Odds and Betting Picks
by Trevor Whenham - 2/3/2012
When UFC 143 ends on Saturday night we will have witnessed, at least for the time being, the end of an era. Georges St. Pierre absolutely dominated the welterweight division. While no fighter could beat him, injuries have got the best of him. He’ll still have his day when he is healthy, but on Saturday an interim titleholder will be named.
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UFC 143 Predictions: Diaz vs. Condit Betting Odds
by Scott Johnson - 1/31/2012
After UFC 143 a new name will move to the top of the welterweight ranks as former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz (-225 on odds from Bovada) battles former WEC Champion Carlos Condit (+175) for the UFC interim-Welterweight Championship.
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UFC on Fox 2 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 1/27/2012
The inaugural “UFC on Fox” event in November, which saw Junior dos Santos claim the Heavyweight title, was a ratings and critical success, so they are trying it again. Last time there was only one fight televised, so this event should be three times as fun — we’ll see a light heavyweight main event and two strong middleweight fights.
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UFC on Fox 2 Odds: Evans vs. Davis Predictions
by Scott Johnson - 1/24/2012
On Jan. 28 the UFC and Fox present the second major instalment of their broadcasting deal with “UFC on Fox 2: Evans vs. Davis”. Building upon the success of the first UFC on Fox, this card will feature a main event that could determine the next title contender as former divisional champion Rashad Evans -185 (odds from Bovada) battles undefeated Phil Davis +150 with a shot at the reining UFC 205-pound Champ Jon Jones on the line.
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UFC 142 Predictions and Betting Odds
by Trevor Whenham - 1/13/2012
The UFC is heading back to Brazil for the second time and for the first since UFC 134 last August, on Saturday for UFC 142. The last card was a rousing success with rabid crowds and strong matches. They are back again with a very Brazilian-heavy card. Every single fight on the card has at least one Brazilian, and there are 12 in total in the t0 bouts. The most famous of Brazilians — Anderson Silva — won’t be in action, but featherweight champion Jose Aldo is a solid replacement.
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UFC 142 Odds: Mendes vs. Aldo Betting Predictions
by Scott Johnson - 1/9/2012
The UFC returns to Brazil to kick-start 2012 with a dynamite Featherweight title fight headlining UFC 142. On Jan. 14, Jose Aldo -265 will return to the cage looking to defend his title for a third time and extend his winning streak to a remarkable 13 straight. This will be Aldo’s first opportunity to headline a UFC event after putting his title on the line in two co-main event matchups.
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UFC 141 Predictions and MMA Betting Picks
by Trevor Whenham - 12/29/2011
On Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas it’s time for the 18th and final major event of a very busy year for the UFC. There’s no title on the line for this one, but the main event sure doesn’t lack intrigue. Brock Lesnar finally returns to action for the first time since October of last year. He has been hit hard by health issues — and a couple of legal ones as well — but he’s back in form and ready to go. He faces Alistair Overeem, with the winner in line to face Junior dos Santos for the Heavyweight Championship.
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UFC 141 Odds and Predictions: Lesnar vs. Overeem Picks
by Scott Johnson - 12/26/2011
The curtain is about to fall on 2011, but not before heavyweights collide in the main event of UFC 141. On Dec. 30, Brock Lesnar (+115) battles Alistair Overeem (-145) with a shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship on the line. One is a highly decorated two time NCAA All-American collegiate wrestler while the other was the 2010 K-1 Kickboxing Grand Prix Champion and one of the most lethal strikers in Mixed Martial Arts.
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UFC 140 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 12/9/2011
The UFC returns to Toronto again on Saturday for UFC 140. The main event is one fans have been waiting for — another chance to see if Jon Jones can continue to live up to the impossible hype surrounding him. No one has defended the light heavyweight title twice successfully since Chuck Liddell did it in 2006, so Jones could cap an impressive year in style with a win here.
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UFC 140 Odds and Predictions: Jones vs. Machida Betting Picks
by Scott Johnson - 12/6/2011
This Saturday the UFC returns to Toronto for UFC 140 Jones vs Machida. The main event will feature the reigning light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones as he attempts to defend his title for a second time. Opposing the champ will be Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida, the last man prior to Jones to win and then successfully defend the light heavyweight title.
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UFC 139 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 11/18/2011
Another week, another UFC event — this one is in San Jose on Saturday night. The UFC has had a ton of events in the last month, and I really don’t understand why we are seeing this one now. The card isn’t the most interesting by any means, and there can’t be a ton of hunger for it after so many events in a row.
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UFC 139 Predictions: Henderson vs. Rua Odds and Picks
by Scott Johnson - 11/15/2011
This weekend fans will be treated to arguably one of the most stacked MMA events in recent memory as UFC 139, on Nov. 19, will feature seven former champions from the UFC, Strikeforce, WEC, and Pride. Headlining the show will be former two-division Pride champion and the last man to wear the Strikeforce 205-pounds belt, Dan Henderson -105. His opponent, Mauricio Rua -115, also a former Pride superstar, won the 2005 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix and is a former UFC light heavyweight champion.
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UFC on Fox Betting Predictions and Odds
by Trevor Whenham - 11/11/2011
When the UFC took their show to cable with “The Ultimate Fighter,” they saw their popularity and influence grow dramatically. Now they are gambling that a move to the next level will cause their popularity to grow even more.
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UFC on Fox Predictions: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos Odds
by Scott Johnson - 11/8/2011
Headlining the first instalment of the UFC on Fox, Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez -155 will put his title on the line against Junior Dos Santos +125. Velasquez is returning after his victory over Brock Lesnar while Junior defeated former interim-champion Shane Carwin to earn this title opportunity.
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UFC 138 Odds and Betting Picks
by Trevor Whenham - 11/3/2011
I don’t ever remember a UFC event that has been lower-profile than this one. Coming just a week after UFC 137, this event takes place in Birmingham, England. It will be shown live on free TV in Canada, and on delayed broadcast in the U.S.
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UFC 138 Predictions: Munoz vs. Leben Odds and Betting Picks
by Scott Johnson - 11/1/2011
UFC 138 will be a historical event as it will feature the promotion’s first non-title five-round main event as middleweights Mark Munoz (-225) and Chris Leben (+175) will do battle in Birmingham, England. Munoz has won three in a row, dropping only one of seven appearances since moving to middleweight in 2009 while Chris Leben has won four of his last five.
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UFC 137 Predictions and Betting Odds
by Trevor Whenham - 10/28/2011
UFC 137 takes place this Saturday at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. To be honest, after all of the drama and the changes on this card I find it really hard to care too much about it. What once shaped up as a great card has slowly gotten worse and worse, and now it is far from intriguing.
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UFC 137 Predictions: Penn vs. Diaz Odds and Betting Preview
by Scott Johnson - 10/25/2011
With two weeks to go before the event, UFC 137’s welterweight title fight between the champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Carlos Condit was scrapped after a knee injury derailed St-Pierre. We will have to wait until early 2012 for this fight to materialize, but the contest promoted to main event will be just as entertaining.
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UFC 136 Predictions and Betting Odds
by Trevor Whenham - 10/7/2011
The UFC travelling road show heads to Houston, as UFC 136 takes place at the Toyota Center on Saturday night. In what is shaping up to be an epic month for the UFC, full of title fights and thrilling bouts, this is a very strong card featuring two title fights that have a chance to be classics. Here’s how the main card shapes up (all odds are from Bodog):
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UFC 136 Odds: Edgar vs. Maynard Predictions and Preview
by Scott Johnson - 10/3/2011
At UFC Fight Night 13, April 2 2008, Gray Maynard defeated Frankie Edgar in a relatively uneventful lightweight bout. Fast forward to New Years Day 2011 and the same two combatants met in the main event of UFC 125 with Frankie Edgar’s UFC Lightweight Championship on the line.
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UFC 135 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 9/22/2011
The last time the UFC was in Denver was 1995 for an eight-man tournament -- the first UFC event ever to use judges. Dan Severn won that day in front of a crowd of 2,800. When the UFC returns to Denver on Saturday for UFC 135, there will be a whole lot more than 2,800 people in the Pepsi Center, with millions more watching on pay-per-view.
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UFC 135 Predictions: Jones vs. Jackson Betting Picks
by Scott Johnson - 9/20/2011
On Sept. 24, UFC 135 will mark an important moment in both the light heavyweight division and the career of Jon Jones. Chuck Liddell successfully defended his 205 pound title four times. Since Liddell’s run came to an end there have been six different title holders, including Jones and his UFC 135 opponent Rampage Jackson. In fact, Rampage was the man that began this title carousel when he rendered Liddell unconscious in UFC 71.
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UFC 134 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 8/25/2011
The UFC returns to Brazil for just the second time ever when UFC 134 hits HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, Aug. 27. Given the number and strength of Brazilian fighters in the UFC it’s really amazing that they have only been there once before — and that was way back in 1998.
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UFC 134 Odds: Silva vs. Okami Betting Predictions
by Scott Johnson - 8/22/2011
The UFC 134 top fight is a rematch from back in 2006. In that matchup Anderson Silva was clearly the superior striker while Yushin Okami attempted a couple of unsuccessful shots. Eventually Yushin completed a takedown, which was quickly followed by an illegal up kick that ended the fight.
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UFC 133 Predictions and Betting Picks
by Trevor Whenham - 8/4/2011
If you believe in such things, then you would be certain that UFC 133 is cursed. Jon Jones was supposed to defend his light heavyweight title against Rashad Evans, but he got hurt and had to back out. Phil Davis took his place, but injured himself in mid-July and had to be replaced on short notice by Tito Ortiz. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was supposed to face Rich Franklin, but the Brazilian was hurt and the fight was scrapped. Jose Aldo was rumored to be on the card, but he got hurt as well. Alessio Sakara tore his ACL so he was unable to fight Jorge Rivera, and Constantinos Philippou was moved up from the undercard to be his replacement.
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UFC 133 Picks: Evans vs. Ortiz Predictions
by Scott Johnson - 8/3/2011
This weekend’s UFC 133 card features a main event (Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz) that looks pretty lopsided on paper. However, as we always do here at Doc’s Sports, we will try and see if there is any value here for UFC picks. As always, we will have a full slate of UFC 133 predictions on our homepage on Friday. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at the main event.
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UFC 132 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 7/1/2011
It’s time for another UFC event. UFC 132 enters the octagon on Saturday, July 2 at MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. The most notable feature of this card is that it features the first-ever defense of the UFC Bantamweight championship -- and a heck of a fight is expected. At 126 to 135 pounds these are the smallest fighters in the UFC, but certainly not the least entertaining.
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UFC 131 Odds and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 6/9/2011
The city’s beloved Canucks are in the midst of a brutal Stanley Cup final, and tensions are high after a rough trip to Boston. Still, the show must go on, and the rest of the world that doesn’t really care about hockey will be focused on what is shaping up to be a solid UFC 131 card. The main event is a heavyweight challenge that was supposed to feature Brock Lesnar, but is actually better without him. Here’s a look at the main UFC 131 card:
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UFC 130 Odds and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 5/26/2011
The UFC returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 28, for UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill. The card was supposed to feature a more interesting main event -- the third meeting between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard, and their second for the UFC Lightweight title -- but injuries to both fighters has delayed that event. This new main event was supposed to be different as well. Jackson was originally facing Thiago Silva, but Silva was injured. Rashad Evans was the rumored replacement before Hamill stepped in.
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UFC 129 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 4/29/2011
After years of lobbying by the UFC, MMA is now legal in the province of Ontario. So this weekend the UFC invades Canada’s biggest city for the first time on Saturday night when they bring UFC 129 to Toronto. Not only is it their first time there, but it will be in front of the largest crowd ever for one of their events — it takes place in the sold out home of the Blue Jays, the Rogers Centre. That’s a hideous barn of a building, but with 55,000 screaming fans in it there should be lots of life and atmosphere.
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UFC Fight Night 24 Odds and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 3/25/2011
I normally don’t do previews of the UFC Fight Night cards, but there are a few reasons I am choosing to here -- the card, which will be contested in Seattle at the sadly vacant former home of the Sonics, is particularly interesting, there isn’t another regular UFC event for more than a month, and last weekend’s event went so well for us that I want to keep riding the wave. With all that said, here’s how the main card breaks down for this Saturday’s event (all odds are from Sports Interaction):
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UFC 128 Odds and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 3/18/2011
For most sports bettors this weekend is all about the NCAA Tournament. The world is still turning outside of that bubble of joy, though -- and the fact that there is another UFC event this weekend is proof of that. UFC 128 comes to us from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night, March 19.
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UFC 127 Odds With Predictions and Betting Picks
by Trevor Whenham - 2/25/2011
The UFC was a huge hit the last time it went to Sydney, Australia - for UFC 110 last year - so they are heading back for UFC 127. It makes my head hurt trying to figure out when it is actually happening in Australia, but the important thing is that it will be available on pay-per-view in the U.S. and Canada starting at 10 pm ET on Saturday, February 26. The five fights on the main card are solid, including an intriguing main event, and a couple of Aussies.
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UFC 126 Odds With Predictions and Betting Picks
by Trevor Whenham - 2/4/2011
Some UFC cards are much better than others. UFC 126, which takes place the night before the Super Bowl at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, is one of the better ones we have seen lately. All five fights on the main card give us a reason to be excited, and two in particular have massive potential. Here’s a look at how the main card plays out with my UFC 126 predictions and betting picks (all odds are from Sports Interaction): At the end of this article I will offer my recommended bets for a $500 bankroll.
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UFC 125 Picks and Betting Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 12/30/2010
The UFC is wasting no time putting their stamp on the New Year -- their first event of the year takes place on New Year’s Day. UFC 125 takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Jan. 1, 2011. The event is notable mostly because of how light the average weight of the fighters is -- there are no heavyweights on the whole card, the only title fight features lightweights, and the preliminary card features the first two featherweight fights held under the UFC banner.
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UFC 124 Picks and Betting Predictions St. Pierre vs. Koscheck
by Trevor Whenham - 12/10/2010
UFC returns to Montreal - an obviously successful location for them - for the fourth time since UFC 83 in April of 2008 on Saturday, Dec.11 for UFC 124. Interestingly, UFC 83 was where heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez made his UFC debut. This is the second time that Georges St. Pierre -- perhaps the area’s most popular athlete right now - headlines one of those cards. At UFC 83 he got his revenge on Matt Serra in convincing fashion.
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UFC 124 Odds: Georges-St. Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck Betting Preview
by Richard Gardner | Bodog Sportsbook Manager - 12/8/2010
Mixed martial arts fans in Montreal, Canada will be revved up and ready to go this Saturday as UFC 124 hits the Bell Centre. At Bodog’s online sportsbook, we’ll be ready to go too as we expect huge action on this card. Obviously the headliner of the event is Canadian Georges-St. Pierre, who will take on American Josh Koscheck in a Welterweight Championship bout.
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UFC 123 Betting Odds and Predictions With Recommended Wagers
by Trevor Whenham - 11/19/2010
You certainly can’t complain about a shortage of UFC events lately. Just a week after UFC 122 came to us on free TV from Germany, we get UFC 123 on pay-per-view from the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit. The card last weekend was a bit short on big-name excitement, but the same can’t be said here - though there is no title fight on the card, all four guys in the final two fights of the night have held a title at least once.
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UFC 122 Odds - Marquardt vs. Okami and Full Fight Card Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 11/11/2010
The UFC must not like Germans very much. If they really did like them then they would bring a much better card to Oberhausen, Germany, for the second UFC card in Deutschland. Hosting any UFC event is probably better than not having one, but the organization is putting forth the card with the least amount of star power they possibly could.
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UFC 121 Odds and Picks - Lesnar vs, Velasquez
by Trevor Whenham - 10/23/2010
Simply put, this is the best main event the UFC has given us in several events. The undercard isn’t perfect, but the main event - Brock Lesnar defending his title against Cain Velasquez - has the potential to be one for the ages. UFC 121 takes place on Saturday, October 23 in Anaheim, and will be available on pay-per-view. Here’s how the main card breaks down (all UFC 121 odds are from Bodog):
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UFC 120 Odds with Betting Picks and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 10/16/2010
The latest offering from the UFC - UFC 120 - comes to us from O2 Arena in London on Saturday. This is the fourth time that the UFC has been in that arena, and like some times before it this event will be shown on tape delay on Spike TV instead of on pay-per-view. The tape delay creates an extra profit opportunity for you if you have stupid friends. If you don’t then you’ll have to make your money through betting on the fights. Here’s how I see them turning out with some UFC 120 odds and predictions:
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MMA Odds: UFC 119 Betting Picks and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 9/24/2010
The UFC heads to a somewhat unlikely spot this week - Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The fine folks of Indiana are regularly treated to great football, but this card isn’t up to quite the same world-class caliber. The main event is a bit of a head-scratcher - there have certainly been stronger, more interesting, and more relevant matches recently. The rest of the main card in more interesting, but certainly not flashy. They aren’t going to break any pay-per-view records with this one.
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MMA Odds: UFC 118 Betting Picks and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 8/27/2010
UFC 118 is a card marked by two extremes - a main event lightweight championship fight that couldn’t be more interesting, and a heavyweight tilt that couldn’t be more ridiculous. the event takes place on Saturday, Aug. 28 in Boston, and it marks the first time the UFC has appeared in Massachusetts. Here’s a look at how the main card breaks down along with my predictions for betting (all MMA UFC 118 odds are from Bodog):
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UFC 117 Odds Picks and Betting Predictions for MMA
by Trevor Whenham - 8/6/2010
It seems like forever since we have had a UFC pay-per-view. It’s actually been just over a month - UFC 116 was July 3 - but we had so many events so close together a while back that this seems like an eternity. Luckily, the wait will have been worth it because this is a very solid card that will be on display on Saturday, Aug. 7 from Oracle Arena in Oakland. Although I don’t think it was necessarily intentional, all five main-card matches feature an American fighter up against a Brazilian. Here’s a look at how the main card breaks down along with UFC odds and my picks and predictions for MMA betting:
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UFC 116 Betting Odds, Picks and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 7/2/2010
The latest UFC event - the 116th - takes place on Saturday, July 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It’s a card with only one really compelling fight, but that one’s so good it more than makes up for the rest. Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and undefeated interim heavyweight champ Shane Carwin will meet to determine the outright Heavyweight champ. Because Fedor Emelianenko was the victim of a stunning loss last weekend this fight has extra importance - the winner will not only be the UFC champion, but also can rightly be called the best heavyweight there is.
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UFC 115 Odds, Picks and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 6/10/2010
The UFC is agan opening new territory this week when it heads to Vancouver for UFC 115. The Olympic city is their first outpost in English-speaking Canada, and the response has been strong. Vancouver residents should be a bit insulted by this one, though. While their compatriots in Montreal have enjoyed one pretty good card and one that was truly epic Vancouver has been handed a bit of a dud.
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UFC 114 Odds, Picks and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 5/27/2010
UFC 114, which takes place on Saturday, May 29 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, features a movie star coming home. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson has been off in Hollywood doing a bad imitation of Mr. T for the new A-Team movie, but he's back and fighting Rashad Evans, with the winner earning the right to fight Mauricio Rua for the title. This fight is the culmination of the two fighters' time on the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter” as coaches.
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UFC 113 Odds and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 5/7/2010
The UFC returns to the hometown of its best fighter on Saturday when they visit the Bell Centre in Montreal for UFC 113. This is a card that features a little bit of everything for fight fans. Lyoto Machida and Mauricio Rua meet in a light heavyweight title fight that is a rematch of their controversial meeting at UFC 104. Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley meet in a welterweight contest with the winner getting the dubious honor of getting to, or having to, fight Georges St. Pierre next time out.
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UFC 112 Odds and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 4/9/2010
UFC 112 may be the best card that we have seen in a long while, and it is certainly the most unique. It's taking place in Abu Dhabi - the first time time the UFC has headed to the Persian Gulf - and it's the first-ever outdoor event. It's also going to challenge fans who are used to the typical schedule - due to time zone issues the PPV will be shown at 1 pm EST. It will be shown again at 10 pm EST, so you can win some money off your stupid friends by betting on that one. Here's a look at how the main card shapes up, with odds from Bodog:
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UFC 111 Odds and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 3/26/2010
The 111th UFC event takes place on Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and it's the best card that they have had in months. For the first time in a while they have a main event that actually deserves to be a main event - one that is both thrilling and important. Here's a look at how the main card plays out (all odds are from Bodog) with my UFC 111 predictions:
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UFC 110 Odds and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 2/18/2010
UFC 110 marks an attempt to conquer new land by the Ultimate Fighting Championship - for the first time they are holding an event in Australia. The event will be taking place on the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 21 in Sydney, which means that it will be on at the normal 10 p.m, EST time in North America. The card doesn't have the very biggest names on it, but I think it's actually the most interesting card we have been offered in a while. Here's a look at how the main card breaks down, with odds from Bodog:
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UFC 109 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 2/4/2010
The UFC is back in action at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Saturday. UFC 109, cleverly known as Relentless this time around, is like a step back in time - it features a main event that could have happened 15 years ago, and likely would have been more interesting if it had. Here's a look at how that fight and the rest of the main card sets up (all odds are from Bodog):
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UFC 108 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 12/31/2009
The UFC starts off what is going to be a very busy year on Jan. 2 with UFC 108 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The name for this event is Evans vs. Silva, but the story of the event is unquestionably the injuries. This card seems to be cursed. Just look at the fighters who were announced to be a part of it before an injury forced a change - Anderson Silva, Brock Lesnar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Shane Carwin, Gabriel Gonzaga, Tyson Griffin, Sean Sherk - it goes on and on.
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UFC 107 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 12/10/2009
The year started for the UFC with UFC 93 on Jan. 17 in Dublin when Dan Henderson beat Rich Franklin by split decision in the main event. Now we're almost at the end of the year, and we just have one event left. UFC 107 will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis and will feature a main event between B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez for the lightweight championship.
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UFC 106 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 11/20/2009
If it seems like just a couple of days since we had the last UFC event, that's because it was. UFC 106 comes just one week after UFC 105. There are a couple of bg differences, though - UFC 105 was on free TV while UFC 106 is a good old pay-per-view event, and last weekend's fights were in England while they return to the cozy confines of Las Vegas this time around.
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UFC 105 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 11/13/2009
After a bit of a break, it's time for another UFC event. UFC 105 is the first of two events to be held on consecutive weekends. This event will be headlined by the ancient but still wildly-popular Randy Couture and will take place in Manchester, England on Saturday, Nov. 14 and will be available for viewing for free on Spike TV.
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UFC 104 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 10/22/2009
After an abnormally long break, the UFC is back in action with another pay-per-view event. UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The home of the Lakers, Kings, and that other pseudo-NBA team will host a card that doesn't have a lot of top-end star power, but which should go a long way towards sorting out the pecking order in the light heavyweight division.
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UFC 103 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 9/17/2009
There are two kinds of UFC cards - those that can't get here soon enough, and those that just aren't that thrilling. UFC 100, with its three world-class headline matches, was definitely an example of the former. UFC 103, which takes place on Saturday, September 19 in Dallas, definitely falls into the latter category.
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UFC 102 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 8/26/2009
The UFC invades the Pacific Northwest for the first time with UFC 102, which takes places in Portland on Saturday. Unlike many of the UFC events this one doesn't have a catchy title. I'd suggest that they could call it 'UFC 102: The Lamest Main Event Ever'. I find it hard to get excited about the heavyweight tilt that tops the card, but there is still some intrigue, and some betting opportunities all over the card.
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UFC 101 Picks and Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 8/6/2009
UFC 101, with the always unnecessary name being 'Declaration' this time, will take place on Saturday, August 8 in Philadelphia at the Wachovia Center, the home of the Flyers and the 76ers. As is usually the case this card offers several interesting matches, and more than a few good betting opportunities. Here's a look at how it all breaks down in my eyes (all odds are from Bodog):
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UFC 100 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 07/08/2009
The UFC has made it into triple digits with their events, and they are celebrating that impressive milestone by putting together what is quite likely the best card they have ever had. The event, taking place Saturday at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, features two title fights and three other potential thrillers on the main card, and a very solid preliminary card as well.
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UFC 99 Picks And Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 6/11/09
It took the UFC 99 events before they crossed the pond to mainland Europe. UFC 99: The Comeback takes place in Cologne, Germany on June 13. The Germans haven't seemed to be particularly warm in their welcome. Minors have been banned from the event and government and public interest groups have been far from supportive of the group. It's as if the organization is back facing the same attitudes they faced back home years ago - the perception that the sport is just human cockfighting.
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UFC 98 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 05/21/2009
It's time for another UFC event - UFC 98 takes place May 23 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The story of this event isn't who is fighting, but rather who isn't. A superstitious person would assume that this card was cursed. The main event was supposed to be Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir, but that was delayed when Mir injured his knee.
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UFC 97 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 04/15/2009
UFC returns to Montreal for the second time, but it looks much different than the first. Last time the draw was hometown hero Georges St. Pierre, and he delivered in thrilling fashion. This time we have a one-sided main event, albeit one featuring Anderson Silva, the biggest name in MMA. We also have a washed up superstar, Chuck Liddell, trying to regain some glory at the top of the undercard.
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UFC 96 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 03/05/2009
It's time for yet another UFC event. The card, headlined by a light heavyweight tilt between Keith Jardine and Quinton Jackson, takes place on Saturday, March 7 in Columbus, Ohio. To get you ready for the event, here's a preview and some predictions. We're on a hot streak with the picks over the last two events, so here's hoping it can continue (odds are from Bodog):
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UFC 95 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 02/19/2009
It's time for another UFC event. UFC 95 won't be quite the spectacle that the bigger events are - it lacks a big headline event, and it's not a pay-per-view event. That's not all bad, though - it will be available on free TV, so that leaves you with more money to bet on the fights. Incidentally, the fights will be shown on Spike on a tape-delayed basis because the event is in London and the time zones don't work out.
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UFC 94 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 01/29/2009
The UFC has made a habit recently of booking deep and entertaining cards for their bigger events. They've really outdone themselves with UFC 94, though. The undercard is only solid, but it's more than made up for by one of the best, and most anticipated, main events in the history of the UFC. Two champions collide for Georges St. Pierre's welterweight belt. If B.J. Penn, the lightweight champion, wins he will become the first to hold title belts in two different weight classes at the same time. Beyond the hardware, though, this fight is soaked in history.
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Affliction: Day of Reckoning Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 01/21/2009
The UFC has a massive card coming up at UFC 94, but there is some very good MMA action to get through before we get to that. The great Fedor Emelianenko will be in action on Saturday in Affliction's second-ever card. He's clearly the headliner as he is perhaps the biggest name in all of MMA, and he tops a solid card full of interesting fights made up of UFC castoffs or guys who have resisted the allure of Dana White.
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UFC 93 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 01/16/2009
UFC 94, featuring the battle between Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn, may be the one that everyone is looking forward to. Before that comes along, though, there is UFC 93. It takes place in Dublin as part of UFC's ongoing efforts to establish itself across the ocean. This card isn't nearly as intriguing as the next one, but it still has some highlights. More importantly, it still provides opportunities to bet. Lots of them in this case. Here's a look at Doc's Sports UFC 93 predictions.
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UFC 92 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 12/23/2008
UFC has a Christmas present for us. It's going to be a couple of days late, but it's more than worth the wait. UFC 92, taking place on pay-per-view from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Dec. 27, has the potential to be one of the best UFC events we have seen. It has not one, not two, but three main events. Here's a look (all odds are from Bodog):
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UFC 91 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 11/07/2008
For the first time in a while, a UFC event is headlined by a fight between superstars that will have appeal beyond the hardcore fans of MMA. That's not to say that recent UFC cards have been bad - far from it. It's just that they have featured fights that are more for the converted fans than for the general public. UFC 91, taking place in Las Vegas on Nov. 15, is different.
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UFC 90 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 10/16/2008
If it seems like there is a constant and endless stream of UFC events these days it's because there is. UFC 90 will take place on Oct. 25 in Chicago. That's just one week after UFC 89. MMA fans will be happy to hear that this card is far more interesting than the one in England for UFC 89. If anyone is left standing by the time this one starts, that is. Leading up to the event, fighters have been getting scratched because of injuries.
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UFC 89 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 10/08/2008
UFC returns to the UK for their next event when UFC 89 takes place in Birmingham, England. This card holds far less star power and intrigue than their typical events. So much so, in fact, that they are giving this one away for free instead of making it a pay-per-view. It will be shown live on TV in Britain, and on tape delay in North America on Spike. Because of the tape delay, you should be able to make a few bucks from your stupid friends who will be amazed by how you seem to know the outcome of every match as it happens.
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UFC 88 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 09/05/2008
Another in the relentless march of UFC events is upon us. On Saturday, Sept. 6 in Atlanta it is UFC 88: Breakthrough. The name is kind of silly this time, and the card isn't the most exciting we have seen in a while. Still, even an average UFC card is better than a lot of things, and there is no better way to cap off a long and hopefully profitable day of college football.
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UFC 86 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 07/03/2008
The UFC returns to action on Saturday with UFC 86. It isn't the highest profile card, and casual fans probably aren't that excited, but there is more than enough intrigue and uncertainty to make this one have real potential. Here are my UFC 86 predictions for the main highlights of the card. All odds are from 5Dimes.
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UFC 85 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 06/03/2008
The Ultimate Fighting Championships return to England for UFC 85. The card isn't as glamorous or filled with big names as recent cards, but fans of the sport will nonetheless find more than enough to keep themselves entertained, and hopefully make a few bucks as well. The dramatically creative folks at UFC are calling this card Bedlam. Here's a look at the bedlam that might ensue on the main card (odds are from Bodog):
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UFC 84 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 05/01/2008
UFC 84 is just around the corner, and it offers one of the deepest and most competitive cards we have seen in a while. It takes place on May 24 from the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. The main event is a lightweight championship bout between champion B.J. Penn and Sean Sherk. There are a couple of light heavyweight bouts on the card that could be at least as entertaining. Wanderlei Silva will try to bounce back from a loss to Chuck Liddell when he faces Keith Jardine. Interestingly, Jardine's last fight was a win over Liddell.
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UFC 83 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 03/29/2008
The UFC heads north of the border for the first time on April 19 when it invades Montreal. The Bell Center, the home of the Montreal Canadiens, sold out instantly and the crowd will be rabid. They probably would be anyway, but they'll be especially insane because Georges St. Pierre, their hometown hero, will be defending his title in the main event. It should be crazy. Here's Doc's UFC 83 predictions:
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Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbott MMA Preview
by Trevor Whenham - 01/24/2008
Kimbo Slice vs. Tank Abbott - one of the most bizarre, over-hyped MMA fights in recent memory. The unproven Internet sensation meets the has-been for glory and not much else at Elite XC 'Street Certified' on Saturday Feb. 16. It probably won't be much of a fight, but it will certainly be a spectacle. The question of interest, though, is whether there is a betting opportunity. Here's a look.
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UFC 81 Predictions
by Trevor Whenham - 01/21/2008
UFC 80 is in the books, so it is never too early to look ahead to the next time a bunch of guys will get into a cage and pound the hell out of each other. It's especially important to release our UFC 81 predictions now since the event is only two weeks away. Taking place on Saturday, Feb. 2, UFC 81, which has been dubbed "Breaking Point," will be an excellent warm up for the Super Bowl the following day.
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UFC 80 Predictions and Betting Odds
by Trevor Whenham - 01/10/2008
It seems hard to believe, because we just got done with UFC 79, but UFC 80 is just around the corner. The painfully lame nickname for this event is Rapid Fire. This gathering doesn't have any particular high-profile appeal, and is definitely more for the hardcore fans than the general public, but there is still some intrigue to be found in the card. Odds for three fights, which will take place at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England on Saturday, Jan. 19 starting at 3:00 p.m. EST, are posted at Bodog. Here's a preview:
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UFC Ultimate Fighter 6 Predictions
by Jef Latimer, the MMA Maniac - 11/29/2007
On Saturday the sixth season of "The Ultimate Fighter" will come to an end in the Octagon on Spike TV. During the taping of the popular show, 16 welterweights matched up tournament style to determine the finalists for the show's finale. The under-card will consist of fighters knocked off early in the show. The finalists will square off for the coveted title of Ultimate Fighter, along with a lucrative contract for several future bouts in the UFC. Unfortunately for us the fans, the show's contestants are contractually obligated to remain silent as to whom exactly those finalists will be, thereby eliminating any prospect of jumping on some upsets in the online betting realm. But, that doesn't mean there isn't any action to be had. UFC president Dana White knows this fight game and has put together a beauty of a main event.
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UFC 77 Predictions
by Jef Latimer, the MMA Maniac - 10/12/2007
On Oct. 20 thousands will bum rush the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati to witness an awesome line up of fights scheduled to take place in the Octagon for UFC 77: Hostile Territory. I've broken down four of the matchups and made my UFC 77 Predictions to give you the wagering edge. All UFC 77 odds are courtesy of Bodog and BetUS.
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