UFC Betting – Strong Finish To Summer Should Make Up For Slow Start For UFC

by Dirty on July 25, 2012

Betting on UFC 149



Labeling UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao a sub-par Pay Per View event is an understatement in the least, marking the second-straight UFC event that has been a major letdown for MMA fans. There was a ton of hype leading up to UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen with the UFC Middleweight title fight between champion Anderson Silva and No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen as one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year, but that bout didn’t last a full two rounds and the rest of the card was largely a bust. After injuries assaulted the card for UFC 149, it became clear that MMA fans would be frustrated once again. However, for as tough as those two cards were to appreciate, the rest of the summer looks promising for the UFC sports betting fans.


The next even will be the UFC on Fox 4: Shogun vs. Vera card that is scheduled for the first Saturday in August, and will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. A couple of former UFC Light Heavyweight champions will fight in the two main bouts on the card, with Lyota “The Dragon” Machida taking on Ryan Bader before Mauricio “Shogun” Rua battles Brandon Vera in the main event. These two fights will play a big role in President Dana White’s evaluation of the light heavyweight division, as he continues to look for a viable challenger for UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones, who has already beaten both Machida and Rua.


While there isn’t a title fight scheduled for that event, fans won’t have to wait long before UFC Lightweight champion Benson Henderson defends his belt against Frankie Edgar at UFC 150 the following week. With former Strikeforce Welterweight champion Jake Shields stepping up to the middleweight division to take on Ed Herman, and Donald Cerrone fighting Melvin Guillard in another lightweight battle, the sportsbook crowd at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado and watching at home should have plenty of reasons to cheer.


The UFC returns to Las Vegas, Nevada on September 1 for UFC 151, which will feature another title fight main event as Jones defends his title against veteran former champion Dan Henderson. Henderson has argued that he saw holes in Jones’ game when the champion defended his belt against Rashad Evans at UFC 145, but so far the 25-year old titleholder has looked near indestructible. How the UFC decides to fill out the rest of the sports bet card will help determine how good it ends up being, but with Jones set for another title defense it is already worth watching.


Injuries have exploited a lack of depth at the highest level in the UFC the last couple of months, but a tough stretch could now be over. A strong list of fights that includes two title bouts should provide fans with reason to get excited about MMA again, as the UFC provides a strong finish for its online betting fans this summer. For all of the MMA odds, check out the best sports betting sites.


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