TheSpread.com Fighting News Headlines http://www.thespread.com/ Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:07:20 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) 2014 UFC 177 Betting Odds & Wagers for Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/082814-2014-ufc-177-betting-odds-a-wagers-for-dillashaw-vs-barao-2 UFC 177 Betting Odds

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SACRAMENTO, CA (The Spread) – One of the most anticipated rematches in some time takes place on Saturday in the main event of UFC 177. Here is a look at the odds for this PPV event.

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UFC 177 will take place from Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California with the main card bouts airing live on PPV at 10PM ET.

The main event of Saturday’s card is a bout for the Bantamweight Championship where T.J. Dillashaw (10-2) defends his newly won title against the former champion Renan Barao (32-2). According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Dillashaw is favored to retain his title, as he has odds of -155 to win, while Barao has a money line of +125 to prevail. These two met back on May 24 with Dillashaw shocking the world, KO’ing Barao in the fifth round after soundly dominating the then-champ. Barao hadn’t lost a fight since 2005 prior to that night. Dillashaw was able to use tremendous footwork to out-strike Barao and the former champ didn’t have an answer. Barao will likely come in with a new game plan while Dillashaw will look to do more of the same.

The co-main event of Saturday’s event is a lightweight clash between rising contenders Tony Ferguson (15-3) and Danny Castillo (17-6). Ferguson is favored to win the bout by oddsmakers, as he has odds of -260 to

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/082814-2014-ufc-177-betting-odds-a-wagers-for-dillashaw-vs-barao-2
2014 UFC on FOX 12 Free Picks for Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/072614-2014-ufc-on-fox-12-free-picks-for-robbie-lawler-vs-matt-brown UFC on FOX 12 Free Picks

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SAN JOSE, CA (The Spread) – UFC on FOX 12 takes place on Saturday night on FOX. Here are some picks to consider for this main card.

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UFC on FOX 12 will take place from the SAP Center in San Jose, California with the main card bouts airing live on FOX at 8PM ET today. All odds are according to oddsmakers at BetDSI.

UFC WELTERWEIGHT BOUT Robbie Lawler (23-10) vs. Matt Brown (19-11)

This fight should be very entertaining. Both men leave it all in the cage and aren’t afraid to get into a slugfest. I think this bout favors Lawler. He has the experience on his side and he also is slightly quicker to the punch than Brown. One issue for Brown will be conditioning, as he has yet to fight 25 minutes in his career. I think Lawler will slowly pick him apart and eventually work him with body shots to set up a TKO finish. UFC FREE PICK – Robbie Lawler -365

UFC FEATHERWEIGHT BOUTClay Guida (31-14) vs. Dennis Bermudez (13-3)

This fight should be fast-paced for 15 minutes. Both men have great engines and each likes to put on a good scrap. Guida has a lot of heart, but isn’t blessed with much when it comes to reach. That will be the big story in this fight. Bermudez has some good striking ability and

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/072614-2014-ufc-on-fox-12-free-picks-for-robbie-lawler-vs-matt-brown
2014 UFC on FOX 12 Odds for Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/072414-2014-ufc-on-fox-12-odds-for-robbie-lawler-vs-matt-brown UFC on FOX 12 Odds

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SAN JOSE, CA (The Spread) – Two powerful UFC welterweights battle for the right to be the No. 1 contender in the main event of UFC on FOX 12 on Saturday night.

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UFC on FOX 12 will take place from the SAP Center in San Jose, California with the main card bouts airing live on FOX at 8PM ET on Saturday.

The main event of Saturday’s card is for the top contender in the 170-pound division as Robbie Lawler (23-10) faces Matt Brown (19-11). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Lawler is favored to win this fight, as he has odds of -365 to win, while Matt Brown has a money line of +275 to prevail. Lawler is 4-1 since returning to the UFC, with his lone loss a close decision to champion Johny Hendricks. He has shown great conditioning and a more aggressive style in the octagon. Lawler has big-time punching power and has shown good takedown defense. Matt Brown comes in riding a seven-fight win streak. He has a ruthless, aggressive style. He has won his last five by knockout. He has typically done well against fellow strikers and struggled with grapplers. However, Brown is making a big step up in competition with this bout and could be in over his head.

The co-main event of Saturday’s card is a light heavyweight clash between Anthony Johnson (17-4) and Antonio Rogerio

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/072414-2014-ufc-on-fox-12-odds-for-robbie-lawler-vs-matt-brown
UFC 175 Betting Results & Payouts: Weidman decisions Machida http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/070614-ufc-175-betting-results-a-payouts-weidman-decisions-machida Weidman decisions Machida

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LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – Chris Weidman was put to the test on Saturday at UFC 175, but he passed the test with a win over Lyoto Machida.

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Weidman (12-0) came out strong, earning the opening few rounds with a more aggressive attack on his feet. Weidman pressured Machida (21-5) early and didn’t allow the challenger to get comfortable. As the fight went on, Machida became more aggressive and Weidman began to slow down. Machida had some serious flurries that put Weidman at risk, but he rallied and scored a key takedown in the final round to secure his championship. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Weidman was the slight favorite to win this fight, as he had odds of -190 to win, which means a wager of $190 will pay out an additional $100.

The co-main event of Saturday’s event was for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship with Ronda Rousey (10-0) perhaps putting on her most impressive display yet, defeating Alexis Davis (16-6) in just 16 seconds. Rousey landed a big right that led to a clinch, where she did one of her patented judo throws that put her in a dominant position. She then unleashed a series of punches to Davis that knocked her out. According to oddsmakers, Rousey was the clear favorite to win this bout, as she had odds of -1000 to prevail, which means a wager of

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sun, 06 Jul 2014 01:35:27 GMT http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/070614-ufc-175-betting-results-a-payouts-weidman-decisions-machida
2014 UFC 175 Free Picks & Predictions for Weidman vs. Machida http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/070514-2014-ufc-175-free-picks-a-predictions-for-weidman-vs-machida UFC 175 Free Picks

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LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – UFC 175 will go down tonight, with two UFC titles on the line. Here are some picks to consider for tonight’s card.

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UFC 175 will take place from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with the main card bouts airing live on PPV at 10PM ET. All odds are according to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv.

UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT Chris Weidman (11-0) vs. Lyoto Machida (21-4)

This fight has a lot of intrigue as Weidman is coming off a pair of controversial wins over Anderson Silva to become champion. Machida is a proven fighter and former UFC light heavyweight champion that fights a style that few can duplicate. Machida works a karate-style that has a lot of power and speed, but he is not very aggressive. Weidman is a boxer that also can use his wrestling to win. Weidman has been a KO artist as of late, but it would be a mistake for him to go into this fight thinking he can win a striking contest. If the fight stays standing, Machida will land the KO blow in 25 minutes. Another issue is conditioning. Weidman has never fought past 15 minutes like Machida has. For these reasons, I like the challenger to win in a mild upset. UFC 175 FREE PICK – Lyoto Machida +155

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/070514-2014-ufc-175-free-picks-a-predictions-for-weidman-vs-machida
2014 UFC 175 Betting Odds & Wagers for Weidman vs. Machida http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/070314-2014-ufc-175-betting-odds-a-wagers-for-weidman-vs-machida UFC 175 Odds

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LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – Two UFC titles are up for grabs on Saturday night at UFC 175. Here is a look at the odds for the main card of this show.

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UFC 175 will take place from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada with the main card bouts airing live on PPV at 10PM ET.

The main event of Saturday’s card is a bout for the Middleweight Championship where Chris Weidman defends his title against Lyoto Machida (21-4). According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Weidman is favored to retain his title, as he has odds of -190 to prevail, while Machida has a money line of +155 to win. Weidman is coming off his two wins over Anderson Silva, while Machida has went 2-0 since moving to middleweight. Machida is a former UFC light heavyweight champion and his losses are all to some of the best at 205 pounds. Many struggle with his karate-style of fighting because he is very elusive and tough to strike with. Weidman relies heavily on his boxing, but his grappling game is under rated. The key to this bout could be the five rounds. Weidman has yet to go past 15 minutes in any fight, so his conditioning could be an issue if the bout goes to the championship rounds.

The co-main event of Saturday’s event is a bout for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship with Ronda Rousey

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/070314-2014-ufc-175-betting-odds-a-wagers-for-weidman-vs-machida
2014 UFC 174 Free Picks & Predictions for Johnson vs. Bagautinov http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/061414-2014-ufc-174-free-picks-a-predictions-for-johnson-vs-bagautinov UFC 174 Free Picks

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VANCOUVER, BC (The Spread) – UFC 174 will go down tonight, with the UFC Flyweight Championship on the line. Here are some fighters to consider for tonight.

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UFC 174 will take place from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia with the main card bouts airing live on PPV at 10PM ET. All odds are according to oddsmakers at BetDSI.

UFC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1) vs. Ali Bagautinov (13-2)

We saw a big upset last month in the bantamweight division, but I don’t see that happening tonight for the flyweight title. Johnson is faster, and even perhaps stronger than Bagautinov. Johnson also has the championship conditioning that I think his opponent is lacking. Look for Bagautinov to slow down in the championship rounds, which will open the door for Johnson to score a submission finish. UFC 174 FREE PICK – Demetrious Johnson -600

UFC WELTERWEIGHT BOUTTyron Woodley (13-2) vs. Rory MacDonald (16-2)

This should be a good fight. I like the slight underdog in MacDonald to win by decision. I think Woodley will come out very strong and win the first round, but I don’t think he has the conditioning to go strong for 15 minutes. He carries a lot of muscle on his frame. MacDonald does a good job of avoiding damage and will survive the early flurry from Woodley before turning it on for the final two

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 14 Jun 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/061414-2014-ufc-174-free-picks-a-predictions-for-johnson-vs-bagautinov
2014 UFC 174 Betting Odds & Wagers for Johnson vs. Bagautinov http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/061214-2014-ufc-174-betting-odds-a-wagers-for-johnson-vs-bagautinov UFC 174 Betting Odds

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VANCOUVER, BC (The Spread) – The UFC Flyweight Championship will be defended in the main event of UFC 174 on Saturday. Here is a look at the odds for this PPV event.

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UFC 174 will take place from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia with the main card bouts airing live on PPV at 10PM ET.

The main event of Saturday’s card is a bout for the Flyweight Championship where Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1) defends his title against Ali Bagautinov (13-2), According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Johnson is the clear favorite to win Saturday’s bout, as he has odds of -600 to win, while Bagautinov has been given a money line of +400 to prevail. Johnson has been a dominant champion, defending his title three times. He is coming off his first KO win as champion and has more speed than any fighter in the octagon. He mixes up grappling and striking very well and has developed more power with each fight. Bagautinov has won 11 straight fights and is a compact fighter with good power, but doesn’t have the same speed as his opponent and hasn’t had to go through a 25-minute fight. His conditioning could be an issue.

The co-main event of Saturday’s event is a welterweight bout with Tyron Woodley (13-2) taking on Rory MacDonald (16-2). Oddsmakers have Woodley as the slight favorite, as he has odds of -135 to

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:30:40 GMT http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/061214-2014-ufc-174-betting-odds-a-wagers-for-johnson-vs-bagautinov
2014 UFC Fight Night 42 Free Picks for Henderson vs. Khabilov http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/060714-2014-ufc-fight-night-42-free-picks-for-henderson-vs-khabilov UFC Fight Night 42 Free Picks

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM (The Spread) – UFC Fight Night 42 takes place on Saturday night in New Mexico. Here are a few picks to consider for this card.

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UFC Fight Night 42 will take place from the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico with the main card bouts airing live on FOX Sports 1 at 10PM ET on Saturday. All odds are according to oddsmakers at BetDSI.

UFC LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT Benson Henderson (20-3) vs. Rustam Khabilov (17-1)

This should be a competitive five-round fight, but Henderson is really an elite-level fighter that perhaps doesn’t get enough credit for being as good as he is. He ran through the UFC roster upon his arrival from the WEC. His lone loss in the octagon is to the current champion, but he owns wins over many of the best at 155. Khabilov shows some promise, but he is taking on his toughest fight by far, and fighting someone that is accustomed to going 25 minutes. Look for Henderson to out-class and out-condition his opponent tonight. UFC FREE PICK – Benson Henderson -240

UFC LIGHTWEIGHT BOUTDiego Sanchez (24-7) vs. Ross Pearson (15-6).

This should be a very entertaining fight. Pearson comes in as a technical striker that can win if he is patient and sticks to his game plan. Sanchez is a bit of a wild card fighter that likes to turn things

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 07 Jun 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/060714-2014-ufc-fight-night-42-free-picks-for-henderson-vs-khabilov
2014 UFC Fight Night 42 Odds for Benson Henderson vs Rustam Khabilov http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/060614-2014-ufc-fight-night-42-odds-for-benson-henderson-vs-rustam-khabilov UFC Fight Night 42 Odds

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ALBUQERQUE, NM (The Spread) – A former UFC champion gets back in action as part of the main event of UFC Fight Night 42. Here is a look at the odds for this event.

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UFC Fight Night 42 will take place from the Tingley Coliseum in Albuqerque, New Mexico with the main card bouts airing live on FOX Sports 1 at 10PM ET on Saturday.

The main event of Saturday’s card is a lightweight bout between former champion Benson Henderson (20-3) and contender Rustam Khabilov (17-1). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Henderson is favored to win this bout, as he has odds of -240 to prevail, while Khabilov has been given a money line of +190 to win. Henderson is coming off a decision win. He held the UFC title for a little over a year, but is seeking his first finish since April of 2010. Khabilov has won six straight and all three UFC fights. He is seeking to make a big jump into the top lightweight contender mix. Henderson will look to control the fight with his grappling and kicks while Khabilov is a stronger overall striker.

The co-main event of Saturday’s card is a lightweight clash between Diego Sanchez (24-7) and Ross Pearson (15-6). Oddsmakers have Pearson as the favorite to win, as he has odds of -185 to win, while Sanchez has been given a money line

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:16:39 GMT http://www.thespread.com/fighting-articles/060614-2014-ufc-fight-night-42-odds-for-benson-henderson-vs-rustam-khabilov