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Ultimate Fight Night 81 Betting Results

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UFN 81 Dillashaw vs Cruz

UFN 81 Dillashaw vs Cruz

Wow what a great event for us. We had a total of 5 bets with 4 being straight up bets and one parlay. We had a great feeling about a lot of the underdogs, and man did they perform. We ended up with a ROI of +100.46%. That was just slightly more than doubling our money we bet. Not bad.  You can see our results at Cappertek.  Also note that all of January we are making our bets free, but come February, we will be putting most of them behind the paywall at Cappertek.  With a ROI of 100% on this event, it would be well worth the $6.95 for a single days access to get our picks.

So just how did the bets pan out? Our first bet was our 2 fight parlay with Rob Font and Ben Saunders both needing to be victorious. Saunders wound up on the wrong side of Cote’s heavy hands and went down in the second round. We had thought that Saunders’s reach was going to be a big factor, but Cote was able to nullify that. Font did win his portion of the parlay with a TKO victory over Joey Gomez, but this shows exactly why we typically don’t do parlay bets. We bet and lost 1 unit on this parlay.

The rest of our bets were on the main card. Travis Browne was our lone betting favorite on the night. After accidentally poking Mitrione twice in the eye, Browne landed a punch flush to the orbital socket of Mitrione. Mitrione’s eye swelled up very quickly and Browne capitalized on his hurt opponent scoring the TKO victory late in the third round. We bet 1.5 units on Browne at -150 odds for a ROI of 1 unit.

Francisco Trinaldo outworked Ross Pearson throughout most of the fight. The rounds were close, but Trinaldo was landing more and when the judges’s score cards were read there was no doubt we had won our bet. We bet 1 unit on Trinaldo with odds of +130 to profit 1.3 units.

The fight that scared us the most was Anthony Pettis taking on Eddie Alvarez. The blueprint was found on how to beat Pettis, grind him against the cage and go for takedown after takedown. This has now been proven true in three fights with Guida and dos Anjos also besting Pettis using the same methods. Alvarez had the game plan and stuck to it. The first round was very hard to judge and the final two were split between them. We thought Alvarez did enough in that first round to warrant a 29-28 scorecard and two judges agreed. We bet 1 unit at +275 to earn 2.75 units of profit.

The main event featured Domick Cruz fighting for a title he never truly lost against TJ Dillashaw. We had Cruz favored in this fight at +120 and risked 2 units on him. Cruz and Dillashaw both tried to use their footwork to outland their opponent with Dillashaw being the more aggressive fighter. But Cruz had zero fear in the cage and was just moving enough to get out of the way of most of Dillashaw’s strikes. Cruz while throwing fewer punches was landing far more. We had the fight 49-46 for Cruz and two judges agreed that Cruz won the fight. The split decision victory netted us 2.4 units.

The next card will be UFC on Fox 18. Look for our betting advice to come out shortly after the full fight odds to maximize our best bets.

UFN 81 Dillashaw vs Cruz

Ultimate Fight Night 81 Betting Advice

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UFN 81 Dillashaw vs Cruz

UFN 81 Dillashaw vs Cruz

Alright folks, let’s talk about UFN 81: Dillashaw vs Cruz and the betting lines. As always, this is just advice and no way should you hold myself or MMARecap responsible if these bets fail to pan out. You can of course see our track record over at Cappertek where as of this writing we were at +15.67% for the month of January and +13.49% overall. For the rest of the month of January all of our picks will be free, but come February there will only be one free pick given and the rest will be behind the paywall at Cappertek.

Our first bet of the night is going to be a two team parlay. The first leg is Rob Font defeating Joey Gomez and the second leg is Ben Saunders defeating Patrick Cote. Both fighters have looked great in the UFC and while normally we don’t advise on parlays, in this case the payout is worth it. Font is sitting at -230 and Saunders is at -135. The parlay of the two gives us odds of +149 and we are betting a single unit on this two fight parlay.

Our lone favorite to win in our straight bets is Travis Browne taking on Matt Mitrione. Mitrione has been hit or miss and Browne has shown he is a beast inside the cage. Mitrione has a very ho-hum attitude going into this fight and normally that would read as a good thing. However due to other events that have happened, we are thinking Mitrione might be walking away from the sport after this fight win or lose and thus his head isn’t in the right place. We bet 1.5 units on Browne at -147 to win 1.02 units.

This card is ripe with underdogs who for one reason or another are being overlooked by the betting public. Francisco Trinaldo is one our favorite bets at +130 over Ross Pearson. Pearson is 3-3 in his last 6 while Trinaldo is 5-1 in his last 6. We are betting a single unit to win 1.3 units.

Due to the fact that Anthony Pettis is the former champ and was the first to finish Ben Henderson, the odds are crazy in his favor. This is great for us as Eddie Alvarez is sitting at +275. While Alvarez is the older fighter, he is also the fresher fighter having last fought in June compared to Pettis who will have been out for a staggering 309 days. Additionally, due to this only being three rounds, we have to give the advantage to Alvarez. This bet will pay out a great 2.75 units on our 1 unit bet.

Our last bet of the night is former champ Dominick Cruz defeating current champ T.J. Dillashaw. We were able to get odds of +123 for Cruz and they have been swinging in either direction all week. Cruz never officially lost his belt, rather was stripped due to injury after injury. Cruz took the time away from training to focus on fight analyzing which made his game even better. The only disadvantage we have for Cruz is his lengthly time away from the cage, but that is negated by all of the other stuff going on with Dillashaw and switching camps. We are betting 2 units on Cruz to win 2.46 units.

Chris Weidman - Original art by Justin McAllister

RecapRadio: Morning Commute 9-20-2012

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Chris Weidman - Original art by Justin McAllister

Chris Weidman – Original art by Justin McAllister

Today’s edition of the Morning Commute features quotes from Michael Bisping, Jon Jones and Chris Weidman. Also of note, UFC on FX 6 received a main event for the Australian show and Matt Hughes is in a bit of a controversy again. All this and today’s history lesson below.


UFC on FX: Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson

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Ross Pearson - via

Ross Pearson – via

At UFC on FX 4 we will see a very exciting fight between British fan favourite Ross Pearson and the always fun to watch Cub Swanson at 145 pounds.

A former lightweight, Pearson made the drop down to featherweight in December of 2011 and beat Junior Assuncao via unanimous decision in his division debut. ‘The Ultimate Fighter 9’ winner brings in an overall 13-5 record but has jumped between wins and losses in his last four fights, going 2-2 in that time.

Cub Swanson is somewhat best known as the man who was knocked out by a flying double knee attack by Jose Aldo Jr. Cub, however, is so much more!

Swanson is a very tough opponent and knows how to put on a show. He holds a very respectable 16-5 professional record. In his most recent outing he knocked out George Roop and earned his first ever UFC win. It is worth noting though that Swanson has not won two in a row since wins over Donny Walker and Hiroyuki Takaya in December 2007 and December 2008.

This one has slug-fest and possible ‘fight of the night’ written all over it and should be a real crowd pleaser. I personally am taking Pearson to win this one and feel he could do very well at featherweight, but whether that is heart or head is up for debate as i am quite the ‘Pearo’ fan. Us Brits have to stick together after all!


UFC On FX 4: Maynard vs. Guida – Weigh-in Results (Updated)

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UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida took place today at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. All fighters made weight (with the exception of CJ Kieth,) and all bouts will take place as planned. The main event event will be a 5 round affair between Gray Maynard and Clay Guida, and in the co-main event Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher will fight for the third time.

(UPDATE: CJ Kieth did not weigh in a second time, and forfeits 20% of his pay to his opponent Ramsey Nijem.)

Below are the full weigh-in results, and the fights can be seen on FuelTV, and FX for the main card (2 bouts featured on facebook as well.)

Gray Maynard 155 lbs
Clay Guida 155 lbs

Sam Stout 155.5 lbs
Spencer Fisher 156 lbs

Brian Ebersole 170 lbs
TJ Waldburger 170.5 lbs

Ross Pearson 146 lbs
Cub Swanson 145.5 lbs

Preliminary Card (Fuel TV)
Hatsu Hioki 145.5 lbs
Ricardo Lamas 145 lbs

Ramsey Nijem 156 lbs
C.J. Keith  157 lbs*
*Has one hour to lose one pound.

Steven Siler 145.5 lbs
Joey Gambino 145 lbs

Rick Story 169.5 lbs
Brock Jardine 170.5 lbs

Nick Catone 185.5 lbs
Chris Camozzi 185.5 lbs

Matt Brown 170.5 lbs
Luis Ramos 170 lbs

Preliminary Card

Dan Miller 170.5 lbs
Ricardo Funch 170.5 lbs

Ken Stone 135.5 lbs
Dustin Pague 135 lbs

UFC 105 Poster

“UFC 105: Couture Vs. Vera” Bout Order Released

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UFC 105 Poster

UFC 105 Poster

The UFC released the full ten-fight card for their upcoming “UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera” event.  UFC 105 scheduled to take place on November 14 from the MEN Arena in Manchester, England.  North American fans will be able to watch the show for free via a tape delay airing of the event on Spike TV.

Randy Couture will be dropping down to the light heavyweight division to take on Brandon Vera in the main event of the televised portion of the show.   Also scheduled on the card: Michael Bisping vs Denis Kang, Mike Swick vs Dan Hardy with welterweight title implications, and season nine “Ultimate Fighter” winners James Wilks and Ross Pearson taking on Matt Brown and Aaron Riley respectively.

Swick is a late replacement opponent for Hardy as his original opponent Dong Hyun Kim had to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury.  Swick was originally supposed to fight Martin Kampmann at UFC 103 but suffered a head injury while training.  Like his UFC 103 fight, this fight is to determine who will fight Georges St-Pierre next.

MMAJunkie was the first to confirm that a fight between DaMarques Johnson and Peter Sobotta has been pulled from the card as Sobotta was forced off due to military commitments.  UFC officials decided to postpone Johnson’s post “Ultimate Fighter” debut until a later date rather than find a last minute replacement.

•    Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera
•    Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang
•    Dan Hardy vs. Mike Swick
•    Matt Brown vs. James Wilks
•    Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley
•    Terry Etim vs. Shannon Gugerty
•    John Hathaway vs. Paul Taylor
•    Nick Osipczak vs. Matthew Riddle
•    Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jared Hamman
•    Roli Delgado vs. Andre Winner

Randy Couture

Randy Couture Headlines UFC 105 Against Brandon Vera

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Randy Couture

Randy Couture

UFC Officials announced today that Randy Couture (16-10) has agreed to fight Brand Vera (11-3) at UFC 105 in the main event.  UFC 105 takes place on Saturday November 14 from the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England and will air on tape-delay on SpikeTV.

Couture will be returning to the light heavyweight division after a 2-2 run in the UFC’s heavyweight division.  After losing back-to-back fights against Brock Lesnar and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Couture decided to take another run at 205.  Couture last competed in the weight class at “UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3” where he was knocked out for the first time in his career.

Additionally, Inside Fights is reporting that if Couture is victorious against Vera, he will get a title shot against the winner of Machida/Rua that takes place at UFC 104.  While many will question if Couture would deserve a title shot, due to Quinton Jackson postponing his fight with Rashad Evans, it prevents the light heavyweight title from being held up.

Vera, like Couture, dropped down to the light heavyweight division after suffering back-to-back losses to Fabricio Werdum and Tim Sylvia.  Vera is 3-1 in his last four fights, most recently winning a decision against Krzysztof Soszynski at “UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira”.

With the addition of the main event, UFC 105 now looks like:

  • Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera
  • Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang
  • Dan Hardy vs. Dong Hyun Kim
  • Matt Brown vs. James Wilks
  • John Hathaway vs. Paul Taylor
  • Terry Etim vs. Shannon Gugerty
  • Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley
  • Nick Osipczak vs. Matthew Riddle
  • DaMarques Johnson vs. Peter Sobotta
  • Roli Delgado vs. Andre Winner
  • Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jared Hamman



Terry Etim

Terry Etim Versus Shannon Gugerty At UFC 105

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Terry Etim

Terry Etim

Fighters Only Magazine was the first to report that Terry Etim (13-2) has verbally agreed to fight Shannon Gugerty (12-3) at UFC 105.   UFC 105 will air on tape delay on SpikeTV on Saturday November 21 and take place live from the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England.

Etim is currently riding a three-fight win streak, last competing at “UFC 99: The Comeback” where he submitted Justin Buchholz.  He holds wins over Brian Cobb, Sam Stout, and Matt Grice as well.

Gugerty is 2-1 in the UFC.  He most recently submitted Matt Grice at “UFC 100: Lesnar vs Mir 2”.  His lone UFC loss comes at the hands of Spencer Fisher.

UFC 105 is scheduled to include:
·  Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang
·  Dan Hardy vs. Dong Hyun Kim
·  Matt Brown vs. James Wilks*
·  Terry Etim vs. Shannon Gugerty*
·  Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley*
·  DaMarques Johnson vs. Peter Sobotta*
·  Roli Delgado vs. Andre Winner*

Ross Pearson

UFC 105 Adds Another UK Fighter

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Ross Pearson

Ross Pearson

According to a report at MMAWeekly, Ross Pearson (9-3) is set to take on Aaron Riley (28-11-1).  The fight will mark Pearson’s first fight since winning season nine of “The Ultimate Fighter”.  UFC 105 is set to take place from the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England on November 14.

Pearson easily made his way to the finals of “The Ultimate Fighter” defeating A.J. Wenn, Richie Whitson, and Jason Dent.

Riley lost to Shane Nelson at UFC 96 in a very quick and questionable referee stoppage.  He was given an immediate rematch with Nelson where he dominated Nelson for the full fifteen minutes earning himself the unanimous decision.

UFC 105 now looks to have six fighters from the UK on the card including Michael Bisping, Paul Kelly, Dan Hardy, James Wilks, and Andre Winner.