UFC 119 - Frank Mir Vs Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic Betting Preview and Picks

September 22, 2010 - UFC 119 Frank Mir Vs Mirko Filipovic “Cro Cop” will see two former MMA heavyweight champions try to climb back into contention in the deep UFC heavy weight division. Frank Mir the ground submission specialist is a strong -260 odds favorite over Mirko Cro Cop +200 odds. Ryan Bader is a -175 odds favorite ‘Little Nog’ Antonio Rogerio Nogueira +145 odds. Potential fight of the night every night Chris Lytle is a -140 odds favorite of the Matt “The Terror” Serra. Sean Sherk is trying to make his comeback as a +190 odds dog agains Evan Dunham -240 odds. Melvin Guillard will try to continue his hot streak in the Greg Jackson camp as a -160 odds favorite over an always game Jeremy Stephens +130 odds.

Frank Mir MMA Stats

Record: MMA 13-5
Wins: 2 TKO, 8 Submissions, 2 Decision, 1 Other
Losses: 5 TKO,
Height: 6’1”
Age: 1979-5-24
Weight: 265 lb
Reach: 79 inches

Mirko Filipovic "Cro Cop" Filipovic MMA Stats

Record: MMA 27-7-2
Wins: 20 TKO, 4 Submissions 3Decision
Losses: 2 TKO, 2 Submission, 2 Decision
Height: 6’2”
Age: 1974-9-10
Weight: 235 lb
Reach: 73 inches

UFC 119 Bet Odds: Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic Vs Frank Mir

Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic +200
Frank Mir -260

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Frank Mir is a strong favorite even though he is coming off a KO loss while Cro Cop is coming of a submission win over Pat Barry in Vancouver. Frank Mir is a -260 odds favorite meaning that for every $260 bet will payout $100. For a tutorial on MMA lines UFC Betting explained. Mirko Cro Cop is a big +200 dog meaning that for every $100 bet will payout $200. Betting action has been steay on Frank Mir come back and submit Cro Cop despite Mirko getting a lot of public money from his core Croation fans.

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Frank Mir’s 5 losses have come by TKO so Cro Cop does have the power shot of taking down Frank Mir. However, Mir will outweigh Cro Cop by 20-30 lbs as he is maxed out to take on Brock and Carwin. Cro Cop won his last fight but did not look good against Pat Barry who broke is foot and hand early in the fight. Expect Mir to use his weight advantage to take Mirko down and submit him.

UFC 119 Bet Odds: Ryan Bader Vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Ryan Bader -175
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira +145

UFC 119 Bet Odds: Chris Lytle Vs Matt Serra

Chris Lytle -140
Matt Serra +110

UFC 119 Bet Odds: Evan Dunham Vs Sean Sherk

Evan Dunham -240
Sean Sherk +190

UFC 119 Bet Odds: Melvin Guillard Vs Jeremy Stephens

Melvin Guillard -160
Jeremy Stephens +130

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Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Venue: Conseco Fieldhouse
Broadcast: Pay-per-view and Spike TV

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

* Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic Vs Frank Mir
* Ryan Bader Vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
* Chris Lytle Vs Matt Serra
* Evan Dunham Vs Sean Sherk
* Melvin Guillard Vs Jeremy Stephens

PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV)

* C.B. Dollaway Vs Joe Doerksen
* Joey Beltran Vs Matt Mitrione

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* Steve Lopez Vs Waylon Lowe
* T.J. Grant Vs Julio Paulino
* Mark Hunt Vs Sean McCorkle

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