Are you stressing out because the Holiday Season is nearly upon us and your pockets are filled with nothing but balls of lint? No need to fret, because the Gambling Gods would like to present their highly lucrative investment opportunities to you.
A torrid few months lie ahead, as fans can look forward to four blockbuster MMA main events, three title fights, two former light heavyweight champions and a partridge in a pear tree.
UFC 123 takes place November 20th and features a 205-pound bout between former kingpins Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida. Per the sports books, “The Dragon” is nearly a 3-to-1 favorite to leave Motown with his 17th professional victory.
A welterweight rematch between title holder Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck will headline UFC 124 on December 11th. GSP took a unanimous decision in their first meeting back in August 2007 and is expected to easily dispose of Kos in their mulligan, to the tune of -450.
Speaking of do overs, Frankie Edgar will be entering his third consecutive title fight when he rematches Gray Maynard at UFC 125. While the January 1st scrap marks his second straight as the division’s king, the Jersey boy will once again be stepping into the cage as the underdog.
Although Anderson Silva was nearly humbled by Chael Sonnen in his last outing – and perhaps we now know why – the powers that be peg “The Spider” as more than a 3-to-1 favorite to retain his strap against Vitor Belfort at UFC 126.
Here are the betting lines for the UFC’s upcoming extravaganzas (Courtesy of BetUS.com):
Lyoto Machida -290
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson +230
Georges St-Pierre -450
Josh Koscheck +300
Gray Maynard -155
Frankie Edgar +125
Anderson Silva -325
Vitor Belfort +250