UFC TUF Finale 9 - Team US Vs UK Finale: Betting Preview

By Grant 'Buddha' Wong

June 15, 2009 - UFC The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Finale 9 - Team US Vs Team UK finale will take place on Saturday June 20, 2009 9 PM EST/9PM PST The Pearl, Las Vegas, NV and can be seen on Spike TV. Online MMA Sportsbooks have released early MMA betting lines on the headliners. Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez is a strong -300 odds favorite over Clay "The Carpenter"Guida as a very attractive +200 underdog. Nate Diaz is the early favorite at -150 odds over Joe Stevenson at +110 dog.

Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez MMA Stats

Record: MMA 20-2-0 (1NC) (5-3 UFC) Wins: 6 TKO, 9 Submission, 5 Decision Losses: 2 Decision Height: 5'10" Age: 1981-12-31 Weight: 170 lbs

Clay "The Carpenter" Guida MMA Stats

Record: MMA 25-9-0 (1 NC) (2-4 UFC) Wins: 4 TKO, 12 Submissions, 8 Decision and 1 Other Losses: 5 TKO, 3 Decisions and 1 Other Height: 5'7" Age: 1981-12-08 Weight: 155 lb

UFC TUF 9 Finale Odds: Clay Guida Vs Diego Sanchez

Clay Guida +200 Diego Sanchez -300

Diego Sanchez is the strong favorite at -300 odds meaning that for every $300 bet on Sanchez will payout $100. For a MMA/UFC betting tutorial MMA betting odds explained . Clay Guida is the underdog at +200 odds meaning that for every $100 bet will payout $200.

UFC TUF 9 Finale Bet Picks/Prediction: Clay Guida Vs Diego Sanchez

Diego Sanchez has looked very good fighting in the 155 lb division cutting down from his 170 lb days. Sanchez will have the superior reach and will be the bigger fighter after here hydrates after the weigh ins. Both fighters will come out aggressively looking for a big prime time victory to get closer to a title shot and the big time payday. Sanchez has lost only 2 fights to Josh Koscheck (unanimous) and Jon Fitch (split decision) who are both NCAA level wrestlers. Guess what Guida is also an elite level wrestler whose take downs and cardio are able to grind out a decision win over Sanchez. The +200 odds represent great bet value on Guida who has the skills to be a good match up for Sanchez.

***TAKE Clay Guida +200***

UFC TUF 9 Finale Odds: Nate Diaz Vs Joe Stevenson

Nate Diaz -150 Joe Stevenson +110

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 as the TUF 9 Finale is late in finalizing their card and handicapping odds will be released late.

June 20, 2009 - Betting Odds Source: BetUS Sportsbook. MMA/UFC odds adjust in real time - check sportsbook for latest odds.

MAIN CARD - Televised

* Ross Pearson Vs Andre Winner ("TUF" lightweight finale) * Welterweight finalist No. 1 Vs No. 2 * Clay Guida Vs Diego Sanchez * Nate Diaz Vs Joe Stevenson


* Kevin Burns Vs Chris Lytle * Melvin Guillard Vs Gleison Tibau * Mike Ciesnolevicz Vs Tomasz Drwal * Brad Blackburn Vs Edgar Garcia

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