Just because Christmas has come and gone doesn't mean that all of the best gifts in 2012 have been delivered. On Saturday night, UFC 155 will provide fans with a battle for the most prestigious prize in all of mixed martial arts: the UFC heavyweight championship.
Headlining the card is a championship bout between reigning champion Junior dos Santos and former kingpin Cain Velasquez. The two met previously at the inaugural UFC on FOX event last November in a fight that saw JDS strap the belt around his waist following a first-round knockout.
In the co-main event, fans will be treated to a lightweight showcase of jiu-jitsu specialists when Joe Lauzon takes on Jim Miller. Miller takes this fight on short notice after a training injury forced Gray Maynard from the contest.
A trio of middleweight battles rounds up the main card as the surging Tim Boetsch meets Costa Philippou, Alan Belcher looks to win a rematch against Yushin Okami and a returning Chris Leben welcomes Strikeforce veteran Derek Brunson into the Octagon.
The following is an in-depth look at UFC 155, including preview, odds and predictions.
Author's Note: For previous events, the best betting odds have been given only for the statistical favorite. Beginning with UFC 155, we will offer underdogs the same courtesy. After all, anything can happen in MMA.
All betting odds are courtesy of BestFightOdds.com.