UFC 89 Bisping Vs Leben : Betting Preview

October 15, 2008 - UFC 89 Bisping Vs Leben will feature a headline match between two Ultimate Fighter reality stars in on October 18, 2008 from the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England. Michael "The Count" Bisping will fight Chris "The Crippler" Leben in front of partisan home crowd in the UK. The event will air for free in the US on Spike TV. Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine will fight in a Light Heavyweight battle versus Brandon "The Truth" Vera. Brandon Vera will be fighting his second fight at Light Heavyweight after dropping from heavyweight.

Michael "The Count" Bisping Stats

Record: MMA 16-1-0 (7-1 UFC)
Wins: 11 TKO, 4 Submissions, 1 Decision
Losses: 1 Decision
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 204 lb

Chris "The Crippler" Leben Stats

Record: MMA 18-4
Wins: 10 TKOs, 4 Submission, 4 Decision
Losses: 1 TKO, 1 Submissions, 2 Decisions
Weight: 185 lbs

UFC 89 Bet Odds: Michael Bisping Vs Chris Leben

Michael Bisping -220
Chris Leben +175

The current betting line at online sportsbooks have Michael Bisping as a big favorite to win the fight at -220 odds meaning that for every $220 bet would payout $100 on Bisping. Bisping is on a 2 fight win streak TKO Jason Day UFC 85 and TKO Charles McCarthy UFC 83 after his one career loss to Rashad Evans. Chris Leben is on a 2 fight win streak with a TKO over Alessio Sakara at UFC 82 and a highlight real KO over Terry Martin at UFN 11.

UFC 89 Bet Picks: Bisping Vs Leben

Bisping has looked very good after dropping to 185 lbs but has not fought top competition. Expect the line of -220 to stay or even go up as the fight is in England and local fans will be driving the price higher. Leben has proven KO power but Bisping is an experienced wrestler and will try to bring the fight to the ground. TAKE Leben +175 for a 3rd round KO as he will grind it out with Bisping and swing for the fences in the 3rd. A lot of bet value in Leben.

Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine Stats

Record: MMA 13-4-1 (5-3 UFC)
Wins: 6 TKO, 2 Submissions, 5 Decision
Losses: 3 TKO, 1 Decision
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205 lb

Brandon Vera Stats

Record: MMA 9-2-0 (5-2 UFC)
Wins: 6 TKOs, 1 Submission, 2 Decision
Losses: 1 TKO, 1 Decisions
Weight: 225 lbs

UFC 89 Bet Odds: Keith Jardine Vs Brandon Vera

Keith Jardine +145
Brandon Vera -185

Brandon Vera is the big favorite at -185 bet odds. Keith Jardine is coming off a KO loss (UFC 84) to Wanderlei Silva after split decision win over Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell (UFC 76). Jardine has a great tactical fighting game as shown in his win over Liddell but has two early KO losses early in fights to powerful strikers. Brandon Vera has dropped to the 205 division after losing to Fabricio Werdum (UFC 85 TKO) and Tim Sylvia (UFC 77 Decision). Vera is coming off a decision victory over Reese Andy UFN 14 where he looked gassed from cutting weight to 205.

UFC 89 Bet Picks: Keith Jardine Vs Brandon Vera

TAKE Keith Jardine in an upset as he will use a good fight game plan to grind the fight out and gas Brandon Vera. Look for a split decision victory for Jardine.

The rest of the card will have fight lines posted the day of the event on October 17, 2008

MAIN CARD

* Michael Bisping vs. Chris Leben
* Keith Jardine vs. Brandon Vera
* Luiz Cane vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
* Chris Lytle vs. Paul Taylor
* Shane Carwin vs. Neil Wain
* Marcus Davis vs. Paul Kelly

PRELIMINARY CARD

* Akihiro Gono vs. Dan Hardy
* David Bielkheden vs. Jess Liaudin
* Terry Etim vs. Sam Stout
* David Baron vs. Jim Miller
* Per Eklund vs. Sammy Schiavo

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