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Anderson Silva (c) vs Chris Weidman
It’s no secret that many MMA insiders are picking the underdog Chris Weidman. At some point, The Silva will have to lose. Will this be the time? Weidman would be much easier to pick in this one against the legend it if wasn’t for the year lay-off and the shoulder injury. But with receiving 2.90 for your 1.00 played, this is the time to go with the American wrestler. Although a 1st round KO from the Brazilian could be the outcome, it might be worth a play on the All American to ruin the hopes of a super fight between Silva and GSP or Jones.
Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
Edgar is a huge favorite in this one over Oliveira, and the oddsmakers have it right. The only way Oliveira could beat the former lightweight champion is getting into a scramble and picking up a submission. I’d look elsewhere for plays on this one.
Tim Kennedy vs. Roger Gracie
This bout between Gracie and Kennedy might be worth a small play, especially if you think the slight favorite Tim Kennedy can keep the bout on the feet against the submission expert Gracie.
Mark Muñoz vs. Tim Boetsch
Fans win on this fight. Munoz looks motivated and ready for this one. With a proper training camp and healed form injuries, the Filipino wrecking machine will look for his Donkey Kong ground and pound in this one. With both fighters having wrestling as a base however, it may be a sloppy standup exchange. With close betting odds on this, if you have insight into a winner, go with a play on this one.
Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver
The half Mexican and half Swede Swanson is a big favorite here, but Siver might have the tools for an upset. Siver who is usually a strike first opponent has the outside chance of winning this on the feet, but the safe money is on Swanson who has been dominane of late. With four straight wins, including an impressive decision over Poirier, I’d only take Siver if you believe in the underdog’s new found career at featherweight.
Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig
Leben is the underdog, and could be a good bet if you believe in the help that his new camp at Alliance in San Diego will bring him.
Norman Parke vs. Kazuki Tokudome
Parke is a favorite here, but other fights have more value than this one.
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Dave Herman
A play on Herman might be worth taking here. The American is the underdog, and usually unreliable… but his speed on the feet may be trouble for submission specialist.
Edson Barboza vs. Rafaello Oliveira
Barboza gets a gimmie fight, and the odds are right on this one.
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon
Baczynski is a favorite.
Mike Pierce vs. David Mitchell
Pierce is the biggest favorite on this card, and this is his chance to finally excite the crowd with a big win.