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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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Saturday Could Be Georges St-Pierre’s Swansong at 170 Pounds

Despite the fact that welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre continues to say he hasn’t made any plans for his UFC future and that he’s totally focused on this Saturday’s fight with Jake Shields at Rogers Centre in Toronto, rumors persist that the bout against Shields will be St-Pierre’s last at 170 pounds.

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MMA Odds Update: UFC 129

We’re closing in on the April 30 date for UFC 129 in Toronto and most sportsbooks still have UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Jose Aldo as heavy favorites to retain their titles, while MMA legend Randy Couture is still a big underdog against former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

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Betting Preview: UFC 129 Odds

The biggest fight card in Canadian MMA history is set to go down at the end of the month when UFC 129 heads to Toronto. Two UFC titles will be on the line and two former Light Heavyweight champions will battle to remain relevant in the division.

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Betting Preview: Bellator 41 Odds

The Bellator Fighting Championships head to Yuma, Arizona this weekend for Bellator 41. Two current Bellator champions will be featured on the card, and as well there will be two semifinal matchups in the Season 4 Featherweight tournament. Rounding out the Bellator 41 main card will be another look at four-time Division 1 All-American wrestler Tony Johnson.

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Betting Preview: Strikeforce Diaz vs. Daley

It was only 11 months ago that Dana White said that Paul Daley would never fight for the UFC again, no matter how many titles he may win. This weekend Daley will challenge for his first title against Strikeforce Welterweight champion Nick Diaz, and the oddsmakers don’t think he has much of a chance.

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Betting Preview: Strikeforce Challengers 15

Strikeforce Challengers 15 will offer five fights on the main card, headlined by Justin Wilcox vs. Rodrigo Damm. This will be the first event since Zuffa purchased Strikeforce, but it’s unlikely that we’ll see much UFC influence on a card that was well in the works before any buyout deals were made.

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Betting Preview: Bellator 38 Odds

The Bellator Fighting Championships will be in Tunica, Mississippi this weekend, where eight fighters will battle to win their Light Heavyweight tournament quarterfinal fights on the Bellator 38 card. The eventual winner of the tournament will become the first Bellator Light Heavyweight champion and will pocket a six-figure payday.

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UFC Fight Night 24 Betting Preview

Fight fans got to witness the birth of a future MMA legend when Jon Jones became the new UFC Light Heavyweight champion at UFC 128. This weekend fight fans will get a look at the other up-and-coming young Light Heavyweight prospect when four-time NCAA Division 1 All-American wrestler Phil Davis headlines his first event at UFC Fight Night 24.

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Bellator 37 Betting Results

Bellator’s 2011 Featherweight tournament got underway on Saturday night with the quarterfinal matchups at Bellator 37. Four fighters have made it to the semifinals, slated for later in the year, and are now one step closer to a Bellator Featherweight title shot in 2012.

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UFC 128 Betting Results

Jon “Bones” Jones showed MMA fans that he’s the dominant fighter at 205lbs with a one-sided beating of Mauricio Rua on Saturday night. He also became the youngest UFC champion in history. After two and a half dominant rounds that saw Jones take down and strike Rua at will, a series of vicious ground-and-pounds and a knee to the body was more than Rua could take.

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Betting Update: UFC 128 Odds

UFC 128 could mark the beginning of a new era in MMA if Jon Jones is able to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight champion. The most promising fighter in the world gets his shot at Mauricio Rua in the main event of UFC 128, and despite being the challenger he’s going to be the odds-on favorite Saturday night.

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