January is just about ready to kick off for mixed martial arts, and it does not lack many open dates from here on out.
The UFC comes at you with two big free events. UFC on FX features a middleweight clash between Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort. Bisping will earn a title shot, says UFC President Dana White, with a win.
One week later the UFC Flyweight Championship will be on the line on Fox. Demetrious Johnson defends his crown against No. 1 contender John Dodson.
Bellator also gets back underway with three championship fights in the month of January.
Here is who you should bet on and who you should avoid when you get set to lay money down on the fights.