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MMA Odds: UFC 136 Betting Preview

MMA bettors have a stacked UFC fight card this weekend with six fights to bet on in the main card and 10 in total.

Headlining UFC 136 will be the long-awaited Lightweight title fight between Frank Edgar and Gray Maynard.

A second UFC title will be on the line when Jose Aldo puts his UFC Featherweight strap up against Kenny Florian.

At 5Dimes Frank Edgar will be an MMA odds -150 favorite to finally get a win over Maynard. His strong finish in their last fight is enough to make him the favorite, and most of the action seems to be going on the champ thus far as that current price is up from the initial -130.

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Maynard will pay MMA odds of +130 at 5Dimes as the slight underdog. His previous victory and near TKO over the champ last time out has kept the payout low, but there’s still some value on the underdog in a fight that’s so closely matched.

In the co-main event pound-for-pound No. 4 in the world and UFC Featherweight champ Jose Aldo will put his strap on the line against a very tough Kenny Florian. Aldo is a big favorite at 5Dimes at -325, while the best price you’ll find on the Florian upset is +265 at 5Dimes.

If Florian is able to take the fight deep into the championship rounds he may be able to take advantage of the champ, who has been having difficulty making weight in his last few fights at Featherweight. Add in Florian’s superior ground game and size advantage and it might be enough to give Ken-Flo some upset value.

The highly-anticipated return of Chael Sonnen to the Octagon is also on the card for Saturday night. He faces tough striker Brian Stann in a Middleweight contender battle. Sonnen is expected to dirty box and out-wrestle the Marine fan favorite and is a 5Dimes -260 favorite. Stann will pay +220 and will need to land a power shot at some point to pay off.

Other UFC 136 matchups and lines at 5Dimes

Anthony Pettis (-280) vs. Jeremy Stevens (+240)
Darren Elkins (+115) vs. Tiequan Zhang (-135)
Joe Lauzon (+260) vs. Melvin Guillard (-320)