May 18, 2009 - UFC 98 Rashad "Sugar" Evans Vs Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida will feature two undefeated UFC fighters with a combined 32-0-1 record and will take place on Saturday May 23, 2009, 10 PM EST/ 7 PM PST PPV Live, MGM Grand Garden, Nevada,LV . Rashad Evans will defend his Light Heavyweight Championship against the elusive Lyoto Machida. The champion Rashad Evans will go in as an underdog against Machida. Rashad Evans is a +160 underdog while Machida is a -210 odds favorite. Early sharp betting action has been on Machida. The televised main card will see the grudge match between Matt Serra Vs Matt Hughes where Matt Hughes is a strong -275 odds favorite. Sean Sherk is looking to get back into title contention against Frankie Edgar and Sherk is a strong -300 odds favorite.

Rashad "Sugar" Evans MMA Stats

Record: MMA 13-0-1 (8-0-1 UFC)
Wins: 5 TKO, 2 Submission, 6 Decision
Losses: Undefeated
Height: 5'11"
Age: 1979-09-25
Weight: 205 lbs

Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida MMA Stats

Record: MMA 14-0 (6-0 UFC)
Wins: 4 TKO, 2 Submissions, 8 Decision
Losses: Undefeated
Height: 6'1"
Age: 1978-05-30
Weight: 205 lb

UFC 98 Bet Odds: Rashad Evans Vs Lyoto Machida

Rashad Evans +160
Lyoto Machida -210

The challenger Lyoto Machida is the strong favorite at -210 odds meaning that for every $210 bet will payout $100. For a UFC/MMA bet odds tutorial click onMMA odds explained. The underdog Rashad Evans is a +160 odds underdog meaning that for every $100 bet will payout $160. Odds will change in real time up to the fight time depending on betting action. Early betting action at sharp sportsbooks has been Machida. Wiseguy MMA bettors like the fact that Machida has defeatedBJ Penn, Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin in his pre-UFC MMA career.

UFC 98 Bet Picks/Prediction: Rashad Evans Vs Lyoto Machida

***Take Rashad Evans +160***.

This fight will be an interesting MMA chess match. Rashad Evans has consistently entered the ring as an underdog and consistently won. Greg Jackson's Submission Fighting will come up with a tactical fight plan to suit Evans strong wrestling background that may focus on outpointing a very elusive Machida. We have see Machida consistently wait and counter punch with his Karate style. No one has cracked the Machida Code yet but Greg Jackson has shown that his an expert at MMA fight tactics. +160 odds on Evans offers up to much bet value for the defending champ.

UFC 98 Bet Odds: Matt Hughes Vs Matt Serra

Matt Hughes -275
Matt Serra +190

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UFC 98 Bet Odds: Frank Edgar Vs Sean Sherk

Frank Edgar +200
Sean Sherk -300

UFC 98 Bet Odds: Kyle Bradley Vs Phillipe Nover

Kyle Bradley +250
Phillipe Nover -400

UFC 98 Bet Odds: Brandon Wolff Vs Yoshiyuki Yoshida

Brandon Wolff +300
Yoshiyuki Yoshida -500

UFC 98 Bet Odds: Pat Barry Vs Tim Hague

Pat Barry -330
Tim Hague +220

UFC 98 Bet Odds: David Kaplan Vs George Roop

David Kaplan +110
George Roop -150

UFC 98 Bet Odds: Xavier Foupa-Pokam Vs Drew McFedries

Xavier Foupa-Pokam TBA
Drew McFedries TBA

UFC 98 Bet Odds: Dan Miller Vs Chael Sonnen

Dan Miller TBA
Chael Sonnen TBA

The rest of the fight match up odds will usually be released on the Wednesday before the fight or on the day of the event.

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Main Card Bouts:
Rashad Evans Vs Lyoto Machida (For Light-Heavyweight Title)
Matt Hughes Vs Matt Serra
Xavier Foupa-Pokam Vs Drew McFedries
Dan Miller Vs Chael Sonnen
Frank Edgar Vs Sean Sherk

Preliminary Card Bouts:

PRELIMINARY CARD
Brock Larson Vs Chris Wilson
Pat Barry Vs Tim Hague
Kyle Bradley Vs Phillipe Nover
Andre Gusmao Vs Krzysztof Soszynski
Brandon Wolff Vs Yoshiyuki Yoshida
David Kaplan Vs George Roop

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