On paper, “Strikeforce: Houston” has quietly become a solid fight card. While the unexpected surprise is enough to satisfy most MMA enthusiasts, gambleholics worldwide would like to suggest a way to make the fights a little more interesting.
The Showtime broadcast will feature two championship scraps, as Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza meets Tim Kennedy for the vacant middleweight title in the night’s co-main event and Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante challenges Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal for his light heavyweight crown in the featured attraction.
As expected, the Gambling Gods predict Jacare will leave the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas with gold wrapped around his waist.
King Mo was last seen showcasing his superior ground game against former champion Gegard Mousasi at “Strikeforce: Nashville” en route to jacking the 205-pound belt. He is nearly a 6-to-1 favorite to do the same to the talented Brazilian and retain his strap.
Here are the betting lines for Saturday’s event (Courtesy of Bodog):
Bobby Lashley No Line
Jorge Gurgel +165
K.J. Noons -205
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza -300
Tim Kennedy +240
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante +375
Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal -575