BJ Penn is back at is normal fighting weight as he takes on Diego Sanchez in UFC 107 in Memphis this Saturday. The fight will be the main event on a card that will feature many other notable favorites of the octagon. Among them, Clay Guida taking on Kenny Florian and Frank Mir taking on Check Kongo.
UFC 108 is another great card featuring Sugar Rashad Evans versus Thiago Silva. Also on the 108 card is Tyson Griffin against Jim Miller. Along with Carlos Condit trying to get his first win versus a worthy adversary in Paul Daley.
The entire UFC 107 card from top to bottom looks like a great card to finish the year with. BJ Penn is the only favorite -300 on the UFC 107 main card. The great thing about a card like this is you can take a couple of small dog picks and parlay them for a nice profit.
UFC 107 Match ups
BJ Penn -300 vs Diego Sanchez +220
The main event is intriguing with BJ Penn, who is known for lapses in training and Diego Sanchez, a fighter that usually lives up to his nickname The Nightmare. Look for Diego to push the fight early striking with Penn. On Penn’s end look for him to get the fight to the ground and try for the quick submission. Don’t under estimate BJ Penn and is striking ability though. Diego needs to hurt Penn early, if he can do that he may affect Penn’s game plan. Penn is a future UFC Hall of Famer and has an amazing ground game. I am still going out on a limb and picking Diego Sanchez +220.
Kenny Florian -210 vs Clay Guida +165
Kenny Florian doesn’t catch much of a break coming of his last failed UFC title bout against BJ Penn. Clay Guida is raw and wild and makes for a great fight no matter who he fights. Guida is coming off an epic battle with Diego Sanchez. Guida is a bit sloppy and subject to getting himself in a bad spot. Look for Florian to try to end this fight early so Guida doesn’t make him look bad. Guida has an incredible heart and watch for him to make this go the distance. If this fight does go the distance Florian is in trouble. That being said, Florian -210.
Frank Mir -200 vs Cheick Kongo +160
Frank Mir is coming off a severe spanking by Brock Lesnar and Cheick Kongo didn’t look to hot in his last fight. Both fighters may have their UFC careers in the balance with this fight. Mir appears solidly in the fold. Kongo may need a strong performance to stay in UFC. Tough fight I can see this either way. Kongo comes out aggressively throwing punches and when he makes a mistake being aggressive look for Mir to capitalize.
UFC 108 Match ups
Duane Ludwig +330 vs Jim Miller -400
Jim Miller will win but not worth a bet.
—December 9th— Condit is out due to training camp injury
Dustin Hazelet -125 vs Paul Daley +105
Dustin Hazelett will take Carlos Condit’s spot and Britain’s Paul Daley. Take Daley over Hazelett but it should be a good fight. Take Daley +105.
Rashad Evans -220 vs Thiago Silva +175
Sugar Rashad Evans isn’t fighting the man he wanted to fight. Rashad is suppose to be fighting Quinten Rampage Jackson. The two were coaches for Ultimate Fighter 10. During the shooting for the series they were talking trash back and forth and fanning the flames to build up their fight for UFC 107. Rampage decided he wanted to be a movie star and left to shoot the movie version of the A team. Rampage will be playing the part made famous by Mr T. The part of BA Baracus.
Thiago Silva is returning to the UFC octagon after a knockout victory over Keith Jardine. Silva suffered his first defeat at the hands of fellow countrymen Lyoto Machida. Silva is a rough opponent for Rashad and is a live dog in this fight . If Evans looks past Silva it could be devastating for him and his hopes for regaining a UFC belt. I like the live dog with Silva and I believe he will be bet down. Try to get him early at or near this +175. I pick Thiago Silva +175. Note there is a rumor that Sliva has sustained an ankle injury. Check back for updates.
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