By the time most of you read this, there's a chance you'll be on your way to a post-Thanksgiving lunch nap filled with thoughts of cranberry sauce and regret. But if you can hold off the trytophan long enough, I might be able to help you make a little bit of cash on The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.
We don't have betting odds available for the actual TUF Finale fights; I'm writing this on Wednesday morning, before the final episode airs, and oddsmakers likely won't get around to publishing odds for those two fights (and the other fights featuring most of the other women from the Ultimate Fighter 18) until Friday morning.
But I've already seen the final episode, and I saw Jessica Rakoczy beat Raquel Pennington to book a place in the tournament final opposite Julianna Pena. So I'll offer quick thoughts and predictions for that fight and the men's tournament final featuring Chris Holdsworth vs. David Grant, but I won't be able to give you any practical betting advice.
If I stretch out this introduction too long, I risk losing most of you to what will no doubt be an epic Thanksgiving nap. With that in mind, let's get started.
Betting odds via 5Dimes