2012 UFC on FOX 5 Betting Odds & Card for Henderson vs. Diaz Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Thursday, 06 December 2012 12:28

UFC on FOX 5 Odds

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SEATTLE, WA (TheSpread) – The UFC Lightweight Championship is one the line on Saturday as part of the main event of UFC on FOX 5. Here is a look at the odds for the main card.

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UFC on FOX 5 will take place from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington with the main card bouts airing live on FOX at 8PM ET.

The main event of Saturday’s card is for the Lightweight Championship as Benson Henderson (17-2) defends his title against Nate Diaz (16-7). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Henderson is the slight favorite in this bout, as he has odds of -160 to retain his title, while Diaz has odds of +130 to win. Henderson is looking to defend his title for the second time since defeating Frankie Edgar for the second time. Diaz has been on an impressive run since moving from welterweight down to lightweight, winning three straight. Diaz is a submission specialist with a very long reach that he uses to work a jab and keep his opponents at a distance. Henderson is a powerful grappler with good striking, but he may have trouble landing punches and kicks against Diaz. The key for Henderson will be to get the fight to the ground and stay out of submissions from Diaz.

In the co-main event, light heavyweight contenders Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-6) and Alexander Gustafsson (14-1) meet up. According to oddsmakers, Gustafsson is the favorite, as he has odds of -240 to win this bout, while Rua has odds of +190 to win. Ruah has alternated wins and losses over his last seven bouts and is coming off a fourth-round TKO win over Brandon Vera last August. Gustafsson has won four straight, including a decision win over Thiago Silva last April. Both men are unorthodox strikers that attack from different angles. Shogun is the more experienced fighter, but probably the less conditioned one as well. One area Gustafsson has not done well is off his back, so Shogun may look to incorporate more grappling into his game plan to win this fight.

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For the complete odds for the UFC on FOX 5 main card, see below.

UFC on FOX 5 Betting Odds & Fight Card

UFC Lightweight Championship

Nate Diaz +130

Benson Henderson -160

Light Heavyweight Bout

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua +190

Alexander Gustafsson -240

Welterweight Bout

BJ Penn +240

Rory MacDonald -300

Welterweight Bout

Matt Brown +120

Mike Swick -150

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