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MMA Odds: Bellator 68 Preview

Season 6 tournament action returns to Bellator this weekend with a Featherweight tournament final and a Bantamweight tournament semifinal. Action is also available on two other main card fights, including a welterweight re-match between Marius Zaromskis and Waachiim Spiritwolf.

Marlon Sandro will be making his second straight Bellator Featherweight tournament final appearance. Last season he was KOed by a Pat Curran head kick; this year he hopes to earn title shot and a chance for redemption by beating Daniel Straus.

 
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MMA Odds: Bellator 67 Preview

At Bellator 67 Lightweight champ Michael Chandler will have his non-title refresher as he waits for the winner of the Lightweight tournament. Meanwhile, the one tournament fight on the card is a Welterweight semi-final between Ben Saunders and Bryan Baker.

Rounding out the main card will be a Heavyweight matchup between Damian Grabowski and Dave Huckaba, as well as a Welterweight fight between Ryan Ford and Luis Santos.

 
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UFC on Fox 3 Betting Preview

UFC on Fox 3 is set to go down on May 5, and Lightweights will headline the show. In the main event Jim Miller will battle Nate Diaz with a potential title shot on the line, while the co-main event features rising star Johny Hendricks taking on Josh Koscheck.

Diaz has looked much improved since he moved back down to Lightweight last September. Impressive wins over Takanori Gomi and Donald Cerrone have displayed his vastly improved boxing skills and have put him in a position to contend for a title.

 
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MMA Odds: Bellator 66 Preview

This week’s Bellator action will come from Cleveland, Ohio and will feature two Middleweight tournament semi-final fights, two Lightweight semi-final fights, and a highly-anticipated Lightweight rematch between former champion Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki.

In the main event of the Bellator 66 fight card Alvarez will look to avenge a loss he suffered to Aoki over three years ago. In that fight Aoki was able to end it in the first round via heel hook submission, but it is Alvarez that has seemed to evolve more over the last three years.

 
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UFC 145 Betting Odds Preview

UFC returns to pay-per-view on April 21 with a Light Heavyweight fight for the ages, as Jon “Bones” Jones will defend his title for the third time in only seven months against another former UFC Light Heavyweight champion.

UFC 145 will also see the return of highly-touted Welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald.

 
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MMA Odds: Bellator 65 Preview

It will be the Bantamweights' turn this weekend when the Bellator Fighting Championships land in New Jersey for Bellator 65. Headlining the card will be a title fight between current champion Zach Makovsky and Season 5 Bantamweight tournament winner Eduardo Dantas.

 
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MMA Betting: UFC on Fuel TV 2

UFC betting will return on April 14 with UFC on Fuel TV 2. The card consists of twelve fights, with four making the free broadcast.

The main event on the card will feature two Light Heavyweight fighters looking to get into the Top 10 of the division rankings.

Thiago Silva will return to action following a year-long suspension for testing positive for banned substances.

His injured neck has had a year to heal, but the question remains to be answered as to whether he’s 100% again. If he is back to the form he was in a couple of years ago his opponent could be in for a rough night.

 
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MMA Odds: Bellator 64 Preview

The most dominant champion in the Bellator Fighting Championships will be back in action this weekend at Bellator 64 when Ben Askren defends his title against Season 5 Welterweight tournament winner Douglas Lima.

Askren is one of the best fighters in the world not fighting in the UFC. His elite wrestling skills have propelled him to nine straight victories, where he dominated most of the action with take-downs and ground-and-pound.

 
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MMA Odds: Bellator 63 Preview

This week the Bellator Fighting Championships will begin their Welterweight tournament with four quarterfinal fights, with the winner getting a six-figure payday and a shot at undefeated Ben Askren and the Bellator Welterweight title later in the year.

 
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Bellator 62 Betting Preview

Bellator 62 odds focus on the Lightweight Tournament Friday as MMA betting action resumes during a rare lull in UFC action.

Quarterfinal lightweight battles plus the long-awaited heavyweight matchup between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos goes from the Laredo Energy Center in Laredo, Texas.

In Season 4’s Lightweight tournament Patricky Freire made it into the finals after a couple of highlight reel KOs, only to lose a unanimous decision to Michael Chandler.

Since then, he knocked out Kurt Pellegrino and will be looking to go all the way in this year’s tournament.

 
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Bellator 61 Odds Preview

Middleweights will be the theme for Bellator 61 betting as the promotion heads south to Bossier City, Louisiana. The sportsbooks are currently offering action on the five main card fights.

In the main event a Heavyweight tournament semi-final from last season between Eric Prindle and Thiago Santos will finally be played out, and the rest of the Bellator 61 main fight card will consist of four Middleweight tournament quarterfinals.

 
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Biggest UFC Upsets

Like most sports, MMA offers up a huge upset that few fans or handicappers expect to happen. Unlike most sports where big upsets are unusual, in the MMA, every fighter has a puncher's chance of winning. It makes betting UFC odds a fun and profitable outlet for smart sports bettors.

Here is a short list of some of the biggest upsets in UFC history, in order of moneyline payout.

Matt Serra vs. Georges St-Pierre

 
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Bellator 60 Odds Preview

The featherweight championship is on the line and the featherweight tournament kicks off when the Bellator Fighting Championships kicks off its sixth season Friday.

Champion Joe Warren and Pat Curran get in the cage in the Bellator 60 Main Event March 9 at The Horseshoe Casino in Indiana.

Warren is 7-2 and returns to defend his Bellator featherweight strap. He faces the Curran, a world-class grappler and self-proclaimed baddest man on the planet, who is 16-4 lifetime.

 
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Strikeforce Betting: Tate vs. Rousey

The world of female MMA could be making a big leap forward this weekend when Olympic judo bronze medalist Ronda Rousey attempts to capture her first world title and continue her complete dominance.

Also on the Strikeforce card Josh Thomson will be looking to rebound from a decision loss to Tatsuya Kawajiri when he steps into the cage against former EliteXC Lightweight champion K.J. Noons.

In other action Paul Daley will hope to get a step closer to another Strikeforce title shot with a victory over Kazuo Misaki.

 
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UFC on FX 2 MMA Betting Preview

UFC on FX 2 will feature two semi-final fights in the Flyweight tournament and a Welterweight contender match between two lethal strikers. Also on the televised card, two rising stars in the Middleweight division will look to take a step closer to contention.

In the main event of UFC on FX 2, Welterweights Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann find themselves on the outskirts of the division-contender picture following recent losses to top contenders. Both need a win to keep any title shot hopes alive, while a loss will almost completely push the loser out the 170-pound picture.

 
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MMA Betting: UFC 144 Odds Preview

For the first time in almost two years UFC Lightweight champion Frank Edgar will get into the Octagon against someone other than Gray Maynard or B.J. Penn.

With those four epic battles behind him, Edgar will now defend his title against former WEC Lightweight champion Ben Henderson.

Also on the UFC 144 fight card will be a Lightweight contender bout between Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis, a Light Heavyweight match between Quinton Jackson and Ryan Bader, and a Heavyweight battle between Cheick Kongo and Mark Hunt.

 
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UFC on Fuel TV: MMA Betting

Betting lines are already posted for the long-awaited return of Diego “The Dream” Sanchez to the Octagon; it will finally take place on UFC on Fuel TV against the hard-hitting Jake Ellenberger.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes are also already offering action on the co-main event between Heavyweights Stefan Struve and Dave Herman.

 
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MMA Betting: UFC 143 Odds Preview

The hype in the UFC Welterweight division over the last six months has been by far the most dramatic in MMA. Following a St-Pierre injury the main event of UFC 143 has changed from a Georges St-Pierre title defense to an Interim title fight between two of the division’s top contenders, but that hasn’t slowed fan interest.

 
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MMA Betting Odds: UFC on Fox 2

MMA betting fans will have a full UFC on Fox 2 fight card this weekend, and headlining the event will be a Light Heavyweight No. 1 contender match between former champion Rashad Evans and undefeated up-and-comer Phil Davis.

The co-main event features U.K. favorite Michael Bisping as a last-minute replacement for an injured Mark Munoz in a Middleweight No. 1 contender match against Chael Sonnen.

 
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MMA Odds Preview: UFC on FX

The UFC will make its debut on the FX channel on Friday night with a four-fight broadcast. The main event will feature top-tier Lightweights Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller, who are both looking for redemption following title-shot-halting losses their last time in the Octagon.

 
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MMA Betting: UFC 142 Odds Preview

The UFC returns to Brazil this weekend with a stacked card and a world title up for grabs. Jose Aldo will defend his UFC Featherweight title for the third time against an undefeated former NCAA wrestler. As well, in the co-main event Brazilian MMA legend Vitor Belfort steps into the Octagon against the dangerous Anthony Johnson in what is sure to be an electric fight from start to finish.

 
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Strikeforce Betting: Rockhold vs. Jardine

Newly-crowned Strikeforce Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will try to defend his title for the first time this weekend against former UFC veteran Keith Jardine. Oddsmakers have the champion heavily favored to defend his title despite the vast experience advantage Jardine holds over him.

 
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MMA Betting: Lesnar vs. Overeem

A shot at the UFC Heavyweight title will be at stake on December 30 when Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem headline the UFC 141 fight card in Las Vegas.

MMA betting fans will also have Welterweight and Light Heavyweight moneyline options to choose from when “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone meets Nate Diaz and Alexander Gustafsson climbs into the cage against Vladimir Matyusenko.

 
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Strikeforce Odds: Melendez vs. Masvidal

Much of the Strikeforce roster has been picked clean by the UFC over the past nine months, but the upcoming Melendez vs. Masvidal card will be a stacked event that includes a Lightweight championship fight, a Women’s Featherweight championship fight, and Light Heavyweight and Lightweight contender matchups.

 
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UFC 140 Odds Updates: Bodog

Jon Jones looks to add to his reputation as an unbeatable MMA foe as he steps into the ring against former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida at UFC 140 in Toronto Saturday.

The UFC returns to Canada for the second time as it prepares to end its successful 2011 lineup on a sky-high note.

Canada is a hot bed for any type of fight sports and the UFC is giving the fans exactly what they want: another star-studded UFC card.

 
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UFC 140: Jones Machida Betting

Jon Jones seems unbeatable in the light heavyweight division, and MMA bettors are backing him even though he’s a huge -450 favorite against challenger Lyota Machida.

Those are not the best UFC odds you’ll find at UFC 140 but it might be the safest bet at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on December 10. The card features six Canadians and the legendary Nogueira brothers from Brazil.

 
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MMA Betting: The Ultimate Fighter 14

Season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter has been one of the best productions in the history of the show.

The only thing that may have been more entertaining than all the exciting fights and devastating knockouts this season has been the banter between coaches Michael Bisping and Jason Miller.

Odds have been released on the matchup between the coaches, and as expected Bisping is handicapped as the favorite.

 
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MMA Odds: UFC 139 Betting Preview

After more than a two-year absence Dan Henderson will make his return to the Octagon this Saturday night at UFC 139 in a Light Heavyweight contender match against former champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Sportsbooks are offering MMA betting fans action on seven fights from the card, including an interesting co-main event between former WEC champions Urijah Faber and Brian Bowles.

 
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UFC Odds: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos

The first edition of UFC on Fox airs on Saturday and will feature the Heavyweight title fight that every MMA betting fan wants to see: Cain Velasquez putting his title on the line for the first time against No. 1 contender Junior Dos Santos.

 
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Leben Munoz Highlights UFC 138 Betting

In a scrap that may decide a 2012 challenger to Anderson Silva's middleweight belt, Mark Munoz faces Chris Leben on the UFC 138 betting odds menu Saturday.

We are referring to this Saturday’s UFC 138 card at National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England, more as the warm-up to next Saturday’s UFC 139 heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.

By Richard Gardner, of Bodog Sportsbook

 
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