UFC 111 Georges St. Pierre Vs Dan Hardy - Betting Preview and Picks

UFC 111 Georges St. Pierre Vs Dan Hardy - Betting Preview and Picks

UPDATE - March 25, 2010 - Thiago Alves has pulled out of his fight with Jon Fitch due to a cat scan and the health authority would not authorize him to fight. Jon Fitch will now fight Ben Saunders with Jon Fitch a strong -350 odds favorite over a +250 odds Ben Saunders. The Jake Ellenberger Vs Ben Saunders fight has been cancelled but Jake Ellenberger will get his "show" and "win" bonus.

March 22, 2010 - UFC 111 Georges "Rush" St. Pierre Vs Dan Hardy defend his Welterweight Title Saturday March 27, 2010 Newark, NJ 7 PM PST/10 PM EST and can be seen on PPV. Frank Mir will fight Shane Carwin for the interim Heavyweight Title as Brock Lesnar recovers from illness. George St. Pierre is an overwhelming -800 odds favorite over Dan Hardy +500 odds. This is the biggest GSP has been favored since his big upset loss to Matt Serra. Frank Mir is a -160 odds favorite over an up an coming Shane Carwin +130 odds. Knockout artist Thiago Alves is a -140 odds favorite over an underrated Jon Fitch +110 odds. Some great value on the underdogs for the UFC 111 card.

Georges St-Pierre "Rush" MMA Stats

Record: MMA 19-2 Wins: 8 TKO, 5 Submissions, 6 Decision Losses: 1 TKO, 1 Submission Height: 5'10" Age: 1981-5-19 Weight: 169 lb Reach: 76"

Dan Hardy "The Outlaw" MMA Stats

Record: MMA 23-6 Wins: 11 TKO, 4 Submission, 8 Decisions Losses: 3 Submission, 2 Decision, 1 Other Height: 6'0" Age: 1982-5-17 Weight: 170 lb Reach: 74"

UFC 111 Bet Odds: Georges St-Pierre Vs Dan Hardy

Georges St-Pierre -800 Dan Hardy +500

Betting Odds Source: BetUS Sportsbook March 22, 2010

Georges St. Pierre is a -800 odds favorite meaning that for every $800 bet on GSP will payout $100. Dan Hardy is a +500 odds underdog meaning that for every $100 bet will payout $500.

UFC 111 Bet Odds: Shane Carwin Vs Frank Mir

Shane Carwin +130 Frank Mir -160

UFC 111 Bet Pick/Prediction: Shane Carwin Vs Frank Mir

Frank Mir has bulked up to the 255 lb weight maximum after his loss to Brock Lesnar. Shane Carwin is at the maximum 255 lb and has KO power to spare with 6 TKO wins and 5 Submission victories for a perfect 11-0 record. None of Carwin's matches have gone more than 1 round and people do not know if he will gas in later rounds. Frank Mir's striking has improved and he has looked good at 255. Frank Mir's game plan will be to try to tire out Carwin to get him into the later rounds where he can bring him to the ground to use his superior submission skills. Carwin is a beast. His take down defense is underrated and his power has already been demonstrated. You have see great betting value for Carwin at +130 odds with his punching power. We have seen how strikers have improved their take down defense and timed their punches with the take down for some explosive KOs. Carwin's top level wrestling will be give him a chance to stand up and bang with Mir.

***TAKE Shane Carwin +130 odds***

UFC 111 Bet Odds: Mark Bocek Vs Jim Miller

Mark Bocek +300 Jim Miller -400

UPDATED - UFC 111 Bet Odds: Jon Fitch Vs Ben Saunders

Ben Saunders +250 Jon Fitch -350

UFC 111 Bet Odds: Jake Ellenberger Vs Ben Saunders

Jake Ellenberger +120 Ben Saunders -150 Cancelled Fight as of March 25, 2010

UFC 111 Bet Odds: Thiago Alves Vs Jon Fitch

Thiago Alves -140 Jon Fitch +110 Fight Cancelled as of March 25, 2010 - Thiago Alves pulled from fight.

UFC 111 Bet Pick/Prediction: Thiago Alves Vs Jon Fitch

Thiago Alves has the fearsome striker reputation with 16 KOs in 22 wins and he will be looking to avenge his TKO loss to Jon Fitch at Ultimate Fight Night 5. Jon Fitch with a 21-3 record is underrated probably for his lack of dramatic wins. Fitch's last six matches have gone to decision. Fitch has a solid chin an longer reach than Alves. Thiago's last loss and fight to GSP provides Fitch with a game plan to neutralize Thiago's striking by taking him down for some ground and pound. Fitch's wrestling background and solid take down's will be able to get Alves on the mat for repeated points.

***TAKE Jon Fitch +110 odds --- Fight Canceled/March 25, 2010***

Source: March 22, 2010 - BetUS Sportsbook.


UFC 111 - Saturday March 28, 2010

Location: Newark, N.J. Venue: Prudential Center Broadcast: PPV and Spike TV


* Georges St-Pierre Vs Dan Hardy (for Welterweight Title) * Shane Carwin Vs Frank Mir (for interim Heavyweight Title) * Jake Ellenberger Vs Ben Saunders * Thiago Alves Vs Jon Fitch * Mark Bocek Vs Jim Miller


* Nate Diaz Vs Rory Markham * Ricardo Almeida Vs Matt Brown


* Fabricio Camoes Vs Kurt Pellegrino * Jared Hamman Vs Rodney Wallace * Tomasz Drwal Vs Rousimar Palhares * Matthew Riddle Vs Greg Soto


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