UFC 91 Couture Vs Lesnar : Betting Preview

November 10, 2008 - UFC 91 is expected to be the biggest MMA fight in history and is expected to break all records for PPV buys as 3-time UFC Champ Randy "The Natural" Couture makes his return to the Octagon and defends his heavyweight title against the 265 lb larger than life behemoth Brock Lesnar. Online sportsbooks currently have Brock Lesnar as a slight -125 odds favorite over Randy Couture -105. The under card features an exciting fight of the night potential Kenny "KenFlo" Florian Vs Joe "Daddy" Stevenson. Kenny Florian is a clear favorite at -185 odds over Joe Stevenson +145. UFC 91: Couture Vs Lesnar will take place on Saturday November 15, 2008 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Nevada PPV LIVE.

Randy "The Natural" Couture MMA Stats

Record: MMA 16-8-0 (13-5 UFC)
Wins: 7 TKO, 2 Submissions, 7 Decision
Losses: 4 TKOs, 4 Submissions
Height: 6'1"
Age: 45
Weight: 225 lb

Brock Lesnar MMA Stats

Record: MMA 2-1
Wins: 1 Submission, 1 Decision
Losses: 1 Submission
Height: 6'2"
Age: 31
Weight: 265 lbs

UFC 91 Bet Odds: Randy Couture Vs Brock Lesnar

Randy Couture -105
Brock Lesnar -125

Source: BetUS Sportsbook.

Brock Lesnar is the current slight odds favorite at -125 odds meaning that for every $125 bet will payout $100. Sportsbooks opened betting odds months ago at even money odds. Early betting action has been slightly in favor of Brock Lesnar. I suspect the sheer number ofWWE fans and Brock Lesnar's sheer imposing Shrek like size is drawing betting action. Betting odds should not shift two much coming up to the Saturday fight. Most experienced MMA fans will be putting the paper on Randy Couture and square bettors will lay the wood on Brock Lesnar.

UFC 91 Bet Pick: Randy Couture Vs Brock Lesnar

Randy Couture is going be about 20-30 pounds lighter than Lesnar in the ring. Brock will come in right at the 265 pound limit. Watching Lesnar's tape of his win over Heath Herring shows that he immobilizes his opponent with a one arm grab and grinds out the punishment for a points decision without even attempting a submission even though he had Herrings back. Couture has the ring experience and expect him to come in with a solid game plan to submit Lesnar after Brock is overly aggressive on his take down or when he has Couture on the mat. TAKE Couture as a heavy play.

UFC 91 Bet Odds: Kenny Florian Vs Joe Stevenson

Kenny Florian -185
Joe Stevenson +145

Kenny Florian (10-3 MMA) is a strong favorite at online sportsbooks as he is on a 5 fight UFC win streak and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over a tough Roger Huerta. Joe "Daddy" Stevenson is coming of a rebound submission victory overGleison Tibau after his loss to BJ Penn at UFC 80. I expect this to be a much closer fight than the odds suggest. There is too much betting value for Joe Stevenson at +145 meaning that for every $100 bet will payout $145.

UFC 91 Bet Picks: Kenny Florian Vs Joe Stevenson

TAKE Joe Stevenson for a unit play. I expect Stevenson to grind out a decision win over Florian.

UFC 91 Bet Odds: Alvin Robinson Vs Mark Bocek

Alvin Robinson +110
Mark Bocek -140

UFC 91 Bet Odds: Demian Maia Vs Nate Quarry

Demian Maia -225
Nate Quarry +180

UFC 91 Bet Odds: Matt Brown Vs Ryan Thomas

Matt Brown -210
Ryan Thomas +170

UFC 91 Bet Odds: Jorge Gurgel Vs Aaron Riley

Jorge Gurgel -115
Aaron Riley -115

UFC 91 Bet Odds: Jeremy Stephens Vs Rafael dos Anjos

Jeremy Stephens -145
Rafael dos Anjos +115

UFC 91 Bet Odds: Dustin Hazelett Vs Tamdan McCrory

Dustin Hazelett -200
Tamdan McCrory +160

UFC 91 Bet Odds: Gabriel Gonzaga Vs Josh Hendricks

Gabriel Gonzaga -450
Josh Hendricks +300

Source: BodogLife Sportsbook. BetUS MMA lines should be up on Friday at similar odds.

Main Card Bouts:
-Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar
-Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Josh Hendricks
-Joe Stevenson vs. Kenny Florian
-Demian Maia vs. Nathan Quarry

Preliminary Bouts:
-Dustin Hazelett vs. Tamdan McCrory
-Jeremy Stephens vs. Rafael dos Anjos
-Alvin Robinson vs. Mark Bocek
-Jorge Gurgel vs. Aaron Riley
-Ryan Thomas vs. Mike Brown

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