With no UFC fight cards this weekend MMA betting fans can get action on the Strikeforce Middleweight title fight between champion Luke Rockhold and Keith Jardine.
Saturday night’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine fight card will be headlined by a title bout between Middleweight champion Rockhold and former UFC Light Heavyweight contender Jardine. 5Dimes has been offering action on the fight for weeks and during that time the lines have bounced around in price.
MMA odds at 5Dimes have Keith Jardine handicapped as the +310 underdog against the younger skilled champion. He will also be fighting for the first time as a Middleweight, which could produce one of two results: Either he comes into the cage as a much stronger fighter and is able to use his strength to overcome Rockhold, or he comes into the fight at the lighter weight class and ends up gassing out because the weight cut was too much for him.
Rockhold became Strikeforce Middleweight champion only a couple of months ago and now he has to face a very experienced and crafty fighter in Jardine. Rockhold has been tearing up his competition over the last couple of years but has never seen anyone like Jardine.
MMA odds at 5Dimes have Rockhold as a heavy -400 favorite to retain the title. He should be able to at least negate what Jardine is able to do in any standing portion of the fight, and should be dominant on the ground should the fight end up there.
Keep a watch on 5Dimes this week for more MMA betting action. The remaining fights on the card consist of:
MAIN CARD (Showtime)
Adlan Amagov vs. Robbie Lawler
Lorenz Larkin vs. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal
Jordan Mein vs. Tyron Woodley
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Tyler Stinson
PRELIMINARY CARD (Showtime Extreme)
Alonzo Martinez vs. TBA
Nah-Shon Burrell vs. James Terry
Trevor Smith vs. Gian Villante
Ricky Legere vs. Chris Spang