For those of you that still can’t get amped over “UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama,” despite the fact Spike TV be airing the event free via same-day tape-delay, the Gambling Gods know just the trick to get your blood boiling.
Saturday’s show takes place inside the O2 Arena in London, England and will be headlined by a middleweight clash between Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama.
After shooting out of the MMA gates with a perfect 14-0 record, Bisping has gone a mundane 2-2 over his last four contests. The Brit was last seen posting a unanimous decision victory over Dan Miller at UFC 114, bumping his overall mark to 19-3.
Akiyama was submitted by Chris Leben in his last outing at UFC 116. Although he entered the Octagon with much fanfare in 2009, Sexyama’s upset loss to Leben puts him at 1-1 inside the Octagon. The Japanese icon has since recruited the services of MMA guru Greg Jackson to help him recapture his mojo.
A critical welterweight battle between Carlos Condit and Dan Hardy will serve as the card’s co-main event.
Here are the available betting lines for Saturday’s show (Courtesy of Bodog.com):
John Hathaway -600
Mike Pyle +400
Dan Hardy -165
Carlos Condit +135
Michael Bisping -210
Yoshihiro Akiyama +170