UFC action returns for MMA betting fans on January 19 with UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping free on the FX channel.
The card will offer eleven total fights and MMA betting action is already available on two of the main card matchups.
The headliner will feature two of the top Middleweight challengers battling for a top-five position in the rankings. Talk has floated around that an impressive win for Bisping could result in a title shot against Anderson Silva, as Belfort already fell short in his title bid two years ago.
However, Bisping will need to beat the odds against Belfort if he’s going to get that shot as the current UFC +105 underdog at 5Dimes. He will be coming off a loss to Chael Sonnen but has gone 5-1 in his last six fights.
Keys to victory for Bisping will include using good footwork and well-placed strikes, two things at which he excels.
As the -125 favorite Belfort holds a big edge over his opponent if the fight goes to the ground. Belfort also has the power to end the fight at any time if he’s able to find Bisping’s chin during one of his frenzied attacks.
The other fight with MMA betting lines already available is the Heavyweight clash between Gabriel Gonzaga and Ben Rothwell. Both fighters are looking to deliver a big performance in order to remain relevant in the now talent-rich Heavyweight division.
Gonzaga is the current 5Dimes -135 favorite over the heavy-hitting Rothwell, mainly because he should be able to dominate with his jiu-jitsu skills if the fight goes to the ground.
Rothwell does have the power to finish an opponent who has displayed a not-so-granite chin in the past. Big Ben will pay UFC odds of +115 at 5Dimes and looks like a good upset option.