The first is Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt, which takes place at UFC 160. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened dos Santos a heavy -460 favorite (bet $460 to win $100), while the comeback on Hunt is +320 (bet $100 to win $320).
As well, the line for the upcoming UFC 159 middleweight fight between Alan Belcher and Michael Bisping was also released. Bisping opened as a -190 favorite, while the comeback on Belcher is +150.
And finally, all of the lines were released for the UFC 158 preliminary card. They are:
Patrick Cote -195 Bobby Voelker +155
Darren Elkins -230 Antonio Carvalho +170
Jordan Mein -230 Dan Miller +170
Daron Cruickshank -140 John Makdessi +100
Rick Story -320 Quinn Mulhern +240
TJ Dillashaw -405 Issei Tamura +285
George Roop -140 Reuben Duran +100
Just a note for everyone, we will be releasing the lines for one big fight each day for the rest of this week, so stay tuned to MMAOddsbreaker.com for the latest in big fight odds.
UFC 161 Adds Jimmo/Pokrajac, Clarke/Maguire
The UFC added two more fights to the upcoming UFC 161 card in Winnipeg today, as Neil Davidson of The Canadian Press reported a light heavyweight matchup of Ryan Jimmo vs. Igor Pokrajac for the card, while lightweights Mitch Clarke and John Maguire will also meet in a three-round fight. Jimmo (17-2) and Pokrajac (25-9, 1 NC) is a fight between two strikers who are coming off losses, with Jimmo losing a decision to James Te Huna at UFC on FUEL TV 7 and Pokrajac dropping a stinker to Joey Beltran at UFC on FX 6 (which was later overturned to a No Contest after Beltran tested positive for steroids). Expect Jimmo to open as a 2-to-1 favorite in this fight, which should be a brawl. As for Clarke (9-2) vs. Maguire (18-5), both men are coming off of two-straight losses so this is no doubt a must-win fight for each guy. Expect Maguire to open as a -175 favorite due to his excellent Brazilian jiu-jitsu game, but Clarke has a lot of heart and can never be counted out of a fight.
Sperry Leaves Blackzilians
A bit of surprising news out of Boca Raton, Florida, today as head coach Mario Sperry has left the Blackzilians. TATAME.com reported the news, citing Blackzilian team member Danillo Villefort, who said the team will now operate without a head coach. The Blackzilians have been one of the worst camps in MMA in 2013 so far, with its fighters owning a terrible collective record, so we’ll see what affect Sperry leaving the camp has on its fighter — hopefully a positive one.