UFC 123 Betting Odds

2010 UFC Betting Odds UFC 123 Rampage vs Machida

The UFC makes its return to Michigan on Saturday when the Palace of Auburn Hills hosts UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida at 10PM ET on Pay-Per-View.

The card features 11 bouts including two main event fights that showcase some of the best fighters in the UFC Light Heavyweight and Welterweight Divisions. Here is a closer look at the main event bouts for UFC 123 along with the odds for all 11 fights.
Machida vs. Rampage

The main event of Saturday’s card is a battle between former Light Heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (30-8) and Lyoto Machida (16-1). Machida enters the fight as the favorite according to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BroburySports.com with a betting line of -280 while Jackson comes in at +220. Both men are coming off losses as Machida suffered his first loss in a first round knockout via Mauricio Rua while Jackson lost a decision to rival Rashad Evans. Both me are strikers, with Rampage being mostly a counter striker that uses big punches while Machida is a karate expert that likes to counter with quick strikes and kicks and also mixes in trips and takedowns. Machida seems to have more skills that Rampage but Rampage has one-punch knockout power.

Hughes vs. Penn III

The co-main event of Saturday’s card is a trilogy fight between former UFC Welterweight champions Matt Hughes (45-7) and B.J. Penn (15-7-1). Penn won the first meeting via first-round choke back in 2004 while Hughes won the rematch via TKO in the third round back in 2006. Penn is the favorite with a betting line of -175 while Hughes has a line of +145. Penn is coming off back-to-back losses to lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and is now moving up to welterweight to face Hughes, who has won three straight fights. Hughes is a strong wrestler with good submission skills while Penn is a quick striker that was a former jiu-jitsu world champion. Penn has shown better skills in the two fights, but lost the second bout due to fatigue. Conditioning will play a big role in this fight.

For complete odds for the bouts of UFC 123, see below.
Light Heavyweight Bout

Lyoto Machida -280

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson +220

Welterweight Bout

B.J. Penn -175

Matt Hughes +145

Middleweight Bout

Gerald Harris -250

Maiquel Falcao +190

Lightweight Bout

George Sotiropoulos -260

Joe Lauzon +200

Welterweight Bout

Brain Foster -145

Matt Brown +115

Welterweight Bout

Karo Parisyan -155

Dennis Hallman +125

Lightweight Bout

Edson Barboza -625

Mike Lullo +425

Lightweight Bout

Tyson Griffin -200

Nik Lentz +160

Lightweight Bout

Paul Kelly -160

T.J. O’Brien +130

Light Heavyweight Bout

Phil Davis -650

Tim Boetsch +450

Middleweight Bout

Mark Munoz -150

Aaron Simpson +120

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