After witnessing 5-to-1 underdog Frankie Edgar capture the lightweight crown with his shocking upset at UFC 112, gamblers have been itching for a look at where their next big MMA payday will come from. Thankfully, “Strikeforce: Nashville” jumps off this Saturday allowing gambleholics to get their fix.
A trio of title bouts will headline the CBS primetime broadcast, as Gilbert Melendez puts his lightweight belt on the line against Japanese import Shinya Aoki, light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi defends his strap against Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, and newly-signed Dan Henderson challenges middleweight champ Jake Shields.
Upset City Alert? – It’s interesting to see Henderson is a 4.5-to-1 favorite to dethrone the talented Shields, who is an impending free agent looking to leave a devastating impression before hitting the open market.
Here are the latest betting lines for this Saturday’s show inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee:
Jason Miller -1400 vs. Tim Stout +700
Gilbert Melendez -155 vs. Shinya Aoki +125
Gegard Mousasi -220 vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal +175
Dan Henderson -450 vs. Jake Shields +325