MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: UFC on FOX Sports 1 3 Card Set

UFC-on-FOX The UFC today announced the full lineup for the upcoming UFC on FOX Sports 1 3 card, which is set to take place Sept. 4 at Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The main event of the evening will be a five-round light heavyweight battle between top-10 ranked Glover Teixiera and Ryan Bader. Should Teixeira win the fight, he likely jumps into the No. 1 contender spot in the UFC’s 205-pound division while a win or Bader over the red-hot Teixeira would prove that he still has what it takes to be a top contender in the division. The current betting line for this fight sees Teixeira as a -325 favorite with the comeback on Bader at +265 at Several Bookmakers. At these odds, I believe Teixeira is worth putting into a parlay but I actually really like a bet on Teixeira winning inside the distance and I will definitely be betting that instead if it’s at a low juiced number. The co-main event for UFC on FOX Sports 1 3 is a middleweight bout between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Yushin Okami. With Anderson Silva recently losing the title, it opens up the possibility that his teammate Souza can fight for the UFC middleweight title so this is a huge fight for “Jacare,” as Okami has proven he’s one of the top-five fighters in the weight class over the last five years or so. The current betting line for this fight has Souza at -215 and Okami at +170. I believe this is a tough fight to call and while I slightly lean Souza, I would recommend a pass as far as a bet on this current line goes. Rounding out the main card is a flyweight bout between Joseph Benavidez and Jussier Formiga, and a middleweight bout between Rafael “Sapo” Natal and Tor Troeng. I really like Beanvidez in the fight with Formiga and believe he’s good parlay fodder at -395 for the card (Formiga is currently sitting at +305), while I lean Natal over Troeng and may bet on him depending on the line. As for the undercard, the following six fights make up the prelims: Sean Spencer vs. Yuri Villefort, Lucas Martins vs. Ramiro Hernandez, Johnny Bedford vs. Hugo Viana, Keith Wisniewski vs. Marcelo Guimaraes, Godofredo Pepey vs. Sam Sicilia, and Marcos Vinicius vs. Ali Bagautinov. I’m a little surprised that there’s only 10 fights booked for this event but keep in mind it’s a Wednesday night card and that’s probably the reason why the UFC has decided to book less matches. Still, this is a solid little Fight Night card and the main event should provide fireworks as well as a great opportunity to bet on Teixeira getting a finish over Bader, which, in my opinion, is very likely to happen in a five-round fight.

Written by Adam Martin.

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