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Former UFC heavyweight champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski headline an MMA card far from the bright lights of the UFC Saturday.

Arlovski, who held the UFC crown in 2005, faces Travis Fulton at the Wireless Center in Moline, Illinois and is a big -360 favorite at 5Dimes sportsbook:.

Sylvia meanwhile, who took the UFC belt from Arlovski back at UFC 59, will face German Andreas Kraniotakes. He had been scheduled to fight Pedro Rizzo.

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UFC 138 Odds: Leben vs. Munoz

MMA action will travel overseas this weekend when the UFC returns to the United Kingdom for UFC 138. Headlining the card will be a five-round Middleweight contender match between “The Crippler” Chris Leben and rising star Mark Munoz. Munoz could find himself in a title shot situation with a win, while Leben will force Joe Silva to consider him for another crack at the Middleweight strap in the future if he can beat the odds for his fifth win in his last six fights.

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UFC 137 Betting Line Updates

If you’ve had a little bit of UFC withdrawal because it hasn’t been around for a little bit, get ready for an overdose.

Article courtesy Richard Gardner | Bodog Sportsbook Manager

Starting Saturday, the UFC will be rolling through each and every weekend for four straight. Without a doubt, this is going to be the most action-packed time of the year for MMA.

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MMA Odds: Bellator 54 Betting Preview

MMA bettors will have three Bellator fights to wager on this weekend when Bellator 54 goes down in Atlantic City on Saturday night. Two second-round Middleweight tournament fights will headline the card that will also feature Bellator Bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky in a non-title fight against Lightweight veteran Ryan Roberts.

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GSP Headlines UFC 137 Odds

Jose Aldo defended his title, Frankie Edgar defended his title, Dominick Cruz defended his title, and Jon Jones did the same.

Georges St-Pierre will have to wait a few months to see if he can defend the welterweight belt against the Natural Born Killer, Carlos Condit. GSP was forced to withdraw after injuring his knee in the final week of training Oct. 18.

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Best UFC 136 Odds on Maynard

Gray Maynard beat Frank Edgar and bullied him in the rematch, which was scored a draw.

That left the lightweight strap around Edgar’s waist and left Maynard with a shitty taste in his mouth. He is promising payback and a victory and he might be the best UFC 136 odds option on the board, at least among the favorites.

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MMA Betting: UFC 136 Odds Preview

UFC 136 will go down this Saturday night with a stacked card full of great fights. In the main event Frank Edgar will defend his title for the second straight time against No. 1 contender Gray Maynard, and in the co-main event Jose Aldo defends his UFC Featherweight title against former Lightweight Kenny Florian.

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MMA Odds: UFC Live 6 Betting

The UFC will put one of the best unknown fighters in the world on free television this Saturday night when Dominick Cruz steps into the Octagon to defend his UFC Bantamweight title against top contender Demetrious Johnson.

Cruz is coming off a successful rematch victory over Urijah Faber and already has wins over Joseph Benavidez and Brian Bowles, so Johnson, despite being ranked fourth in the division, is next in line for the title shot. Highly ranked on the pound-for-pound list, Cruz will come into the fight as a heavy favorite to retain his title.

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MMA Betting: UFC 135 Odds Preview

It’s been over three years since Quinton Jackson was the UFC Light Heavyweight champion, and after a long road back to the top Rampage finally gets another shot at the title this Saturday night. However, standing in his way is the future of mixed martial arts, and current UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Jon “Bones” Jones.

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UFC Fight Night Live MMA Betting Odds

Less than three weeks after losing his coach and father, Jake Shields will step into the Octagon against another top-ranked welterweight contender at UFC Fight Night Live.

Whether the personal loss motivates or deflates the former Strikeforce middleweight champion remains to be seen, but the one thing that’s for sure is that he’ll need to be at his best against Jake Ellenberger.

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UFC 137 Odds: GSP now vs Condit

Nick Diaz’s loss has turned into Carlos Condit’s gain as the welterweight belt goes up for grabs at UFC 137.

And MMA bettors now seem to have a better matchup with The Natural Born Killer coming in as a smaller underdog than Strikeforce champion Diaz (+285 at Bodog sportsbook).

Diaz blew his shot at Georges St-Pierre’s title by missing two press conferences to promote the UFC 137 card, scheduled for Oct 29 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. UFC boss Dana White yanked Diaz off the card and put Condit in.

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Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov Odds

The semifinals of the Strikeforce Grand Prix are set to go down this weekend and 5Dimes is offering action on four fights. Besides the Strikeforce betting lines on the Grand Prix fights, MMA bettors can also get action on the Roger Gracie vs. Muhammed Lawal and Ronaldo Souza vs. Luke Rockhold matchups.

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Sonnen return: UFC 136 odds vs Brian Stann

Chael Sonnen will return after more than a year away from the UFC against Brian Stann at UFC 136 in Houston.

Sonnen has been under suspension since Aug. 17, 2010 when he was two minutes away from upseting middleweight champion Anderson Silva. The fast-talking wrestling champ dominated four rounds and was on top of Silva in the fifth when he made one small mistake and the chap slapped on a triangle choke.

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Silva vs Okami UFC Odds Preview

The best UFC action of the year and the best UFC odds on the event await fans and bettors as they look to Brazil Aug. 27 for the lastest MMA event by the Zuffa crowd.

Despite some injuries taking their toll on the card, the marquee matchups remain with the middleweight championship on the line and a future shot at the light heavyweight strap on the line when Shogun Rua faces Forrest Griffin.

By Richard Gardner - UFC 134 odds at Bodog

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Brazil Revenge Highlights UFC 134 Betting

Rarely do top headliners fight on the same card, each looking to avenge an earlier career loss.

But that’s what happens when bettors check out the UFC 134 odds card, where two Brazilian champions are favored to defeat the men who beat them years ago.

Longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva has not lost since 2006, when he was disqualified for an illegal upkick against Yushin Okami. Fast forward to 2011 and Okami is the No. 1

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UFC Live 5 Odds: Lytle Favored vs Hardy

Rarely is there a fight that looks like a sure thing when the UFC odds are posted for an event. And while Dan Hardy as an underdog against Chris Lytle is tempting, the truth is The Outlaw has lost three straight.

And while Jim Miller has won seven straight, he is no lock against Benson Henderson, the former WEC champ at 145 pounds.

And when UFC Live 5 odds go on some of the smaller names this week, check out the odds on the Jim Hettes vs Alex Caceres fight NOT going the distance.

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Ortiz vs Evans Betting Odds at Bodog

It’s a great month for mixed martial arts as the UFC stages two cards in August, starting with this Saturday’s UFC 133 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia – next is UFC 134 at the end of the month in Rio de Janeiro.
By Richard Gardner
The main event on Saturday features a light heavyweight bout between Rashad Evans and former champion Tito Ortiz. It was originally supposed to be Phil Davis against Evans but Davis had to pull out injured.

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MMA Betting: UFC 133 Odds

Could Tito Ortiz be the best way to win money this summer? He just might prove to be if he can defy the odds again and beat Rashad Evans this weekend in the UFC 133 main event.

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Fedor vs Henderson Strikeforce Odds

When Dan Henderson steps into the Strikeforce ring against Fedor Emelianenko Saturday, many fans will be wondering ‘what if’ as these two MMA legends do battle.

What if this battle happened three years ago when both were in their prime? What if the fact Fedor weighs 232 and the fact Hendo weighs 202 makes this a one-sided sumo match where the smaller man gets bullied and overpowered?

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Best Cruz Faber UFC 132 Odds

It's been a long time since Dominick Cruz faced Urijah Faber and time has proven kinder to Cruz - now the world bantamweight champion - than to Faber.
by Richard Gardner of Bodog

It’s not too often that the “little” guys get the top billing on a UFC card, but that’s the case for Saturday night’s UFC 132 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when the headline fight is a bantamweight championship bout between Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber.

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Betting Preview: UFC 132 Odds

Dominick Cruz puts his UFC Bantamweight championship on the line this weekend in the main event of UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber.

Trying to claim Cruz's UFC belt on Saturday night will be challenger Urijah Faber. Cruz is only a -130 favorite in the bout at Bodog Sportsbook, while Faber would pay even money if he can deliver an upset. Luckily for Faber, he's done it before.

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UFC Live: Marquardt vs. Story Odds

UFC Live: Marquardt vs. Story gives MMA bettors some rare Sunday night wagering action this weekend.

The main event at UFC Live is a Welterweight bout between Nate Marquardt and Rick Story. This will be Marquardt's professional debut at Welterweight after fighting as a Middleweight the last five years. It will be interesting to see how well he makes the transition.

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Strikeforce Odds: Overeem vs. Werdum

The Heavyweight division is alive and well in mixed martial arts. Fans in Vancouver have just been treated to a strong main event between Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin; this Saturday, it’ll be Strikeforce’s turn to bring out the big guns as the Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament visits the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Alistair Overeem (34 wins, 11 losses, one no contest), the Strikeforce Heavyweight champion, will face Fabricio Werdum (14-4-1) at the top of the card in one of two remaining quarterfinal matchups.

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Underdogs galore in UFC 131 Prop Odds

Wagering on the outcome of UFC fights remains the most popular way for fans to get some action on fight nights, but those ‘odds to win’ are being pressed by MMA props as the betting format of the future.

Take a look at the UFC 131 odds menu at Bodog and you see tons of options as headliners Shane Carwin and Junior dos Santos get ready for battle.

Do you think the Yves Edwards vs Sam Stout fight will last one full round? If you don’t, it’s a nice +275 underdog payout if there’s a KO or submission in the first round.

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UFC 131: MMA Betting Preview

Let’s be honest: The UFC didn’t put its best fighters in the Octagon when it made its debut in Vancouver last year. Maybe five years ago, Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin in the main event would have meant something. This year, fans at the Rogers Arena don’t get to see Brock Lesnar as hoped, but they still get to see two of the best heavyweights in the sport today when Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin collide. Bodog Sportsbook has Dos Santos favored at –175 to Carwin at +145.

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Betting Preview: The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale

The UFC may have just wrapped up yet another successful pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, but don’t blink: It’s time for the finale of the 13th season of The Ultimate Fighter.

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Betting Preview: UFC 130 Odds

Time to bring out the heavy lumber. UFC 130 is coming up this Saturday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and the top three fights on the card feature some of the most imposing men ever to step into the Octagon. The main event at 205 pounds pits Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (31-8 lifetime) against Matt “The Hammer” Hamill (10-2), who has moved up the UFC ladder with five consecutive wins despite being deaf. Bodog Sportsbook has Jackson pegged as the –275 favorite with Hamill at +215.

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Betting Preview: Bellator 45 Odds

Fight fans are looking forward to Saturday night. Bellator 45 will feature the final matchups in the promotion’s “Season Four” featherweight and light heavyweight tournaments. The main event at 145 pounds sees the Brazilian Patricio “Pitbull” Freire take on Cincinnati native Daniel Straus. Fighting at 205 pounds in the co-main event: France’s Christian M’Pumbu and Cleveland’s own Richard “Rarebreed” Hale.

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Betting Preview: Bellator 44 Odds

Oddsmakers are offering action on six of the eight fights on the Bellator 44 fight card this weekend, and the most anticipated matchup between the two Lightweight tournament finalists looks like a complete toss-up. Also on the card will be Bellator Middleweight champion Hector Lombard in a non-title fight against former X-1 veteran Falaniko Vitale.

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Betting Preview: Bellator 43 Odds

Season 4 of the Bellator Fighting Championships is winding to a close and this Saturday Bellator 43 will decide the winner of the Welterweight tournament. The winner will earn a shot at Ben Askren’s title later in the year. Also featured on the card will be UFC and Strikeforce veteran Joe Riggs in his Bellator debut, as well as former WEC Bantamweight champion Chase Beebe in the cage against Jose Vega.

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