UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot
The UFC heads Down Under to Brisbane, Australia this weekend for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot, and MMA odds are currently posted on five main card fights.
In the main event Antonio Silva and Mark Hunt will face off to maintain a position in the Top 10 of the rankings, and handicappers at Bovada currently have Silva listed as a -155 favorite.
5Dimes will pay as much as +135 for the Hunt upset, which as we all know could happen at any time with one well-landed punch.
Look for Silva to take this fight to the ground and use his jiu-jitsu skills to either ground-and-pound or submit Hunt for the victory. As long as he doesn’t decide to stand and bang with his opponent Silva should have the size and technical skills to dominate Hunt and remain in the contender picture.
UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Bigfoot Odds from 5Dimes:
Alex Garcia -550
Ben Wall 375
Pat Barry -155
Soa Palelei 125
Dylan Andrews -155
Clint Hester 125
Ryan Bader -550
Anthony Perosh 375
Nick Ring -250
Caio Magalhaes 195
Takeya Mizugaki -285
Nam Phan 225
Bruno Santos -190
Krzysztof Jotko 155
Julie Kedzie -230
Beth Correia 180
Justin Scoggins -230
Richie Vaculik 180
Mauricio Rua -105
James Te Huna -125
Antonio Silva -145
Mark Hunt 115
Mauricio Rua seems to have lost the confidence of MMA betting fans, dropping from an initial UFC odds -165 favorite down to the current +110 underdog against James Te Huna. He has dropped two straight bouts, and four of his last six, but will still have a big edge in technique.
That’s if he’s motivated to fight at UFC Fight Night 33.
MMA odds on Te Huna are currently coming with a -125 price at Bovada, which could pay out fast if Rua’s chin is gone - as it appears to have in his last two fights. Te Huna has only lost to the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked contenders in the UFC Light Heavyweight division and should be well motivated to win in his homeland once again.
Ryan Bader is a heavy -500 favorite to get back on the winning track when he steps into the Octagon against Anthony Perosh. Bader is coming off a brutal KO loss in September and elite strikers have been able to find his chin in his 3-4 record over his last seven fights.
The +400 option on Perosh may be worth some action, especially in front of Australian fans.