UFC 134 Fight Card: Betting Odds and Predictions
Do you have some hard earned cash burning a hole in your pocket? Do you like to put your money where your mouth is? Are you a degenerate gambler? Do you like to bet but have no clue where the safe bets are?
If any of the above mentioned questions are true, then you have come to the right place.
UFC 134 will be going down live in Rio this Saturday night. If you are like me, you will be putting a little money on a couple of fights just to make the evening even more exciting.
Continue on to see Jason the Greek's million dollar picks.*
*I've lost every bet on MMA that I have ever made. You have been warned. Betting lines from BetonFighting.com
Brendan Schaub vs. Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira
In a battle that very well could determine who gets the next shot at the heavyweight title, I am going to go against the odds and take Nogueira in this bout.
This fight will be Schaub's biggest test to date. Schaub has shown that his game is evolving very well, but he may be in over his head a little bit against Nogueira.
Fueled by the hometown crowd, expect to see Nogueira put on one last great fight in front of his fellow countrymen.
Luiz Cane vs. Stanislav Nedkov
This is a case of a fight that I do not want to touch. But because we have to make a pick, let's go with Luis Cane.
Octagon jitters always come into play in someone's first bout in the UFC. Combine that with a crowd that will be firmly behind Cane, and it doesn't look like it's going to to be a good night for Nedkov.
Shogun Rua vs. Forrest Griffin
This is the time to throw your cheddar on the underdog. If I can get nearly 2-1 on Griffin, who has already defeated Rua, I'm going to take it all day long.
Rua has shown that he is streaky in the UFC. One match, Shogun will look fantastic, but then he will look horrible in the next.
While Rua will be looking to redeem himself from his horrible performance against Jon Jones, Griffin is a gamer who always comes to scrap. Take Griffin, and laugh all the way to the bank.
Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza
Even though he is the second biggest underdog on the main card, I like Pearson in this match, especially when he can get me nearly 2.5-1 on my money.
But to be clear here, I think Barboza is incredibly talented and will defeat Pearson. This is a case of playing the odds.
Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami
During his past few title defenses, Silva has gone from a 6-1 favorite down to a 2-1 favorite in his most recent fight against Vitor Belfort. Judging by the lines, it looks as if people are either tired of betting against Silva or have little faith in Okami.
Personally, I'm tired of looking for reasons to bet against Silva. With odds like this, I wouldn't put money anywhere near Silva.
But if you are looking for a slightly safer bet than putting your money on Wall Street, Silva is the way to go.