Heavyweights take the stage on the UFC 146 odds with five main-card fights, including a main event for the UFC Heavyweight championship between Junior dos Santos and former two-time champ Frank Mir.
Mir gets a shot at the UFC Heavyweight title as a replacement for Alistair Overeem, who was suspended for testing positive for elevated testosterone levels. Mir is currently a big +425 underdog at 5Dimes and will likely need to get the fight to the ground and find a way to submit his jiu-jitsu black belt opponent in order to become a three-time champ.
Dos Santos will be making his first title defense and is currently a -500 favorite at . The hard-hitting champion is an MMA betting stud in the UFC, and is expected to lay heavy leather on his opponent for the first or second-round victory. However, for MMA fans he will come at a big price against a very dangerous opponent.
Bet UFC 146 - dos Santos vs Mir Odds - courtesy of 5Dimes:
Mike Brown -160 May-26
Daniel Pineda 130
Kyle Kingsbury 170 May-26
Glover Teixeira -215
Dan Hardy -130 May-26
Duane Ludwig 100
Jacob Volkmann -215 May-26
Paul Sass 170
CB Dollaway 115 May-26
Jason Miller -145
Jamie Varner 425 May-26
Edson Barboza -550
Darren Elkins 205 May-26
Diego Brandao -265
Stefan Struve -125 May-26
Lavar Johnson 105
Cain Velasquez -400 May-26
Antonio Silva 325
Shane Del Rosario 135 May-26
Stipe Miocic -155
Roy Nelson -225 May-26
Dave Herman 185
Junior Dos Santos -550 May-26
Frank Mir 425
Former champ Cain Velasquez will look to get back on track against a giant of an opponent in Antonio Silva. Velasquez is supposedly healthy again and is expected to get inside Silva’s attack and out-technique the bigger man. He’s currently a -375 favorite and could cost more by fight time.
Silva is coming off a KO loss to Daniel Cormier and will be making his UFC debut against Velasquez. He will need to use his size and power and beat down the former champ the way dos Santos did; if he can, Silva will pay UFC odds of +315 at 5Dimes for the upset.
MMA betting lines are closely handicapped in the Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson fight. Struve is currently getting a slight nod as the 5Dimes -125 favorite, while the Johnson bet pays +105. This fight could go either way and will most likely not get out of the first round.
Dos Santos vs Mir Props:
Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos wins inside distance 2/7 (-350)
Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos wins by 5 round decision 8/1 (+800)
Frank Mir wins inside distance 9/2 (+450)
Frank Mir wins by 5 round decision 12/1 (+1200)
Draw 70/1 (+7000)
Yes (Fight completes 1 full round) O 1½ 5/4 (+125)
No (Fight does not complete 1 full round) U 1½ 4/7 (-175)
Yes (Fight goes the distance) 19/4 (+475)
No (Fight does not go the distance) 2/19 (-950)