UFC 87 | Seek and Destroy | Expect Heavy Betting Action
August 4, 2008 - UFC 87: Seek and Destroy (PPV) will take place on Saturday August 9, 2008 at Target Center, MN with the headline fight of Georges "Rush" St. Pierre Vs. Jon Fitch. Betting action is expected to be heavy on this very anticipated MMA card with 3 top fights on the card. Fan favorite and one of the best pound for pound MMA fighters in the world St. Pierre will be defending this Welterweight Championship against fast rising 17-2 (8-0 UFC) Jon Fitch.
UFC 87 Betting Line
Georges St.Pierre -350
Jon Fitch +250
Georges is the heavy favorite to defend his welterweight championship. Expect to see heavy betting action on Georges to defend and the betting line will be move in favor of Georges as the fight gets closer. The current payout line has you betting $350 to win $100. St. Pierre 16-2 has only lost to Matt Hughes by submission (Arm Bar) and the famous upset to Matt Serra TKO. Jon Fitch 6'0 170lbs is 8-0 in the UFC and is no slouch in MMA. He recently defeated Chris Wilson at UFC 82 and Diego Sanchez in UFC 76 by Split Decision. Fitch provides excellent betting value at +250 meaning that for every $100 bet you get paid out $250. Fitch has 4 (T)KOs and 5 Submission wins showing he is a well rounded fighter with KO power and submission skills.
Brock Lesnar -230
Heath Herring +180
The co-main event has former WWE Wrestling star turned MMA fighter Brock Lesnar Vs Heath Herring. Brock Lesnar is expected also to draw heavy betting action due to the huge fan base and PPV buys for his last two UFCs . Brock Lesnar 1-1 UFC is a 265lb muscled wrestling monster who describes his own fighting style as a brawler but has strong NCAA wrestling background. Brock Lesnar at -230 means for every $230 bet you get paid $100 and is the heavy favorite to win. The betting line has a lot to do with fan popularity of Lesnar as the betting action is expected to be very heavy in favor of Brock Lesnar. Heath Herring "The Texas Crazy Horse" had one of the ugliest dye hair jobs ever in his fight and loss to Antonio Rodrigo is the underdog at +180. Heath Herring is a very experienced fighter 28-13 (2-2 UFC) who has also fought in PRIDE. Herring has great underdog betting value because of submission skills (16 wins (57.14%) by submission). Brock Lesnar was destroying Frank Mir in his last fight before Frank was able to submit him with an ankle lock. Herring may be able to pull something from Mir's playbook to give him a chance against a still inexperienced Lesnar. Remember Frank Mir was also and underdog in the last fight.
Kenny Florian -145
Roger Huerta +115
In a highly anticipated fight that could potentially be fight of the night we have Kenny Florian 9-3 (7-2 UFC) Vs Roger "El Matador" Huerta 21-1-1 (6-0 UFC). Florian is a slight favorite at -145 paying out $100 for every $145 bet. Huerta is the former Sports Illustrated cover boy for MMA and is under dog at +115. Both mean want to win badly as the winner is expected to get a title shot in the 155lb division against BJ Penn. This is a tight fight that could go either way. Huerta has shown a tendency in his last several fights to give up his back. Florian's strong Jiu-Jitsu background could take advantage of that weakness very rapidly.
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