The last time the UFC went to Brazil it was an MMA betting bonanza for those who wagered strictly on the Brazilians.
This event does not have the same feel as the first Brazilian card, and it’s possible that there will be some disappointed Brazilian fans before the UFC 142 action is over on Saturday night.
In the main event Featherweight champion Jose Aldo will put his title on the line against an undefeated wrestling sensation in Chad Mendes. When it comes to fighting styles Mendes brings the one style that could beat the dominant champ.
If Mendes can keep this fight on the ground he could walk away with a decision win and the UFC Featherweight belt.
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes are still picking Aldo to defend his title and have him handicapped as the -235 favorite. If you think Mendes will be able to take down and control the champ he will pay UFC odds of +205 at .
Local Brazilian MMA hero Vitor Belfort will have his hands full against the lethal striking skills of Antony Johnson. Johnson is stepping right into the thick of the Middleweight contender picture and oddsmakers at 5Dimes think that Belfort may have an edge in the experience department.
Johnson is currently a UFC odds +110 underdog and came in way over weight on Friday, while Belfort sits as the -130 favorite.
In other Middleweight MMA betting action Rousimar Palhares will be a heavy -485 favorite against Mike Massenzio. Massenzio may have a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu but he won’t want to grapple with Palhares, who is one of the best grapplers in the world.
The unlikely Massenzio upset will pay UFC odds of +385 at 5Dimes, but it’s tough to imagine a way he could pull off the victory.
Other action on the UFC fight card includes; lines courtesy of 5Dimes.
Carlo Prater +385 vs. Erick Silva -485
Edson Barboza -265 vs. Terry Etim +225