UFC 102 Couture VS Nogueira: Betting Preview

August 26, 2009 - UFC 102 Couture Vs Nogueira will see the return of two former UFC heavyweight champions. UFC 102 will take place on August 29, 2009 Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST PPV. Randy "The Natural" Couture and Antonio "Minotauro" Rodrigo Nogueira are looking to make comeback from their most recent defeats in heavyweight title fights. Online UFC sportsbooks have Randy Couture as a -170 odds favorite over Antonio Nogueria at +140 odds. Nate Marquardt is a -170 odds favorite over submission specialist Demian Maia +140 odds. Keith Jardine -145 over Thiago Silva rounds out the top 3 fights. Chris Leben is making his return after a 1 year drug suspension and he is a -150 odds favorite over Jake Roshol +120.

Randy "The Natural" Couture MMA Stats

Record: MMA 16-9-0 (13-6 UFC)
Wins: 7 TKO, 2 Submissions, 7 Decision
Losses: 5 TKOs, 4 Submissions
Height: 6'1"
Age: 45
Weight: 225 lb

Antonio "Minotauro" Rodrigo Nogueira MMA Stats

Record: MMA 17-3
Wins: 4 TKO, 6 Submission, 7 Decision
Losses: 1 TKO, 2 Decisions
Height: 6'2"
Age: 1976-06-02
Weight: 2225 lbs

UFC 102 Bet Odds: Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Randy Couture -170
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira +140

Randy Couture is a -170 odds favorite meaning that for every $170 bet will payout $100 if he wins. Nogueira is the "dog" at +140 meaning that for every $100 bet will payout $140. For a UFC Betting Tutorial.

UFC 102 Bet Pick: Randy Couture Vs Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

Every Randy Couture pick has to start with how much does the old guy have left. Well he has plenty left to beat Nogueira. Minotauro had a serious staph infection before his fight with Frank Mir and looked like a walking zombie. Nogueira will be much more game for Couture. Expect Randy to use his improved striking to get inside of Nogueira to use hisgreco roman wrestling to take him to the ground where Randy will out point him in a decision.

UFC 102 Bet Odds: Keith Jardine vs. Thiago Silva

Keith Jardine -145
Thiago Silva +115

UFC 102 Bet Odds: Demian Maia vs. Nate Marquardt

Demian Maia +145
Nate Marquardt -170

UFC 102 Bet Odds: Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt

Chris Leben -150
Jake Rosholt +120

UFC 102 Bet Odds: Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Brandon Vera

Krzysztof Soszynski +160
Brandon Vera -200

UFC 102 Bet Odds: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer

Gabriel Gonzaga -350
Chris Tuchscherer +250

UFC 102 Bet Odds: Justin McCully vs. Mike Russow

Justin McCully +200
Mike Russow -260

UFC 102 Bet Odds: Ed Herman vs. Aaron Simpson

Ed Herman -135
Aaron Simpson +105

Source: August 26th, 2009 - BetUS Sportsbook.

Location: Portland, Ore.
Venue: Rose Garden
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

MAIN CARD

* Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
* Keith Jardine vs. Thiago Silva
* Chris Leben vs. Jake Rosholt
* Demian Maia vs. Nate Marquardt
* Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Brandon Vera

PRELIMINARY CARD

* Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer
* Justin McCully vs. Mike Russow
* Todd Duffee vs. Tim Hague
* Nick Catone vs. Mark Munoz
* Marcus Aurelio vs. Evan Dunham
* Ed Herman vs. Aaron Simpson

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