Your Best Bets for UFC 182’s ‘Fight of the Night’

Marcus BrimageUFC 182 Date: January 3, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Pay Per View this Saturday night (Jan 3, 2015) with UFC 182, and the main card will be live at 10pm ET, with preliminary action preceding it at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1 and before that, at 7pm ET on UFC Fight Pass. To place a wager on this prop, or any others for UFC 182, you may do so at Several Bookmakerss. I believe these UFC 182 ‘FOTN’ contenders hold the most value: Jones/Cormier +255 — This bout could very well live up to expectations and turn out to be the greatest light heavyweight fight in mixed martial arts history. It is a light heavyweight fight that could be considered a super-fight, as it is between two undefeated pound-for-pound greats in the sport. They are the two best light heavyweights in the sport and this fight will really be a battle between the best of the best. I believe this will be a very entertaining fight and has a great chance of taking home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors. At the current betting price of +255, I believe there is great value in the line and love it for a wager. Should these two take home the evening’s bonus, it would mean the fourth time for the champion Jones, while being the first for the challenger Cormier. I think as long as this fight is remotely entertaining and does not get completely blown out of the water by another fight, I think it will take home the prize. Garbrandt/Brimage +500 — I believe this is going to be a very entertaining and closely contested match-up in the UFC’s bantamweight division. Garbrandt is making his promotional debut and fights out of Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, CA. He is undefeated at 5-0 headed into this bout against Brimage, who is 1-1 at 135 pounds with a split decision loss to Russell Doane and most recently a knockout of Jumabieke Tuerxuen. These are two talented bantamweights who will both likely go on to have a bright future in the division, regardless of the outcome to this bout. Next to the main event, I believe this is the only fight on the entire UFC 182 fight card that holds any value for this prop. There are fights like Donald Cerrone vs Myles Jury and Danny Castillo vs Paul Felder which could prove to be quite entertaining, but I don’t think they carry enough value to warrant a play. At the current betting price of +500, I think this scrap is worthy of a stab, in case the main event fails to deliver. Should these 135 pounders take home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus, it would mean the first time for both.

Written by Gabe Killian

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