Cain Velasquez will look to defend his UFC Heavyweight title for the first time at UFC 160, and he will be facing a fighter that he already destroyed only a year ago.
Antonio Silva has been on a tear since his defeat against Velasquez last May, and his recent knockout of Alistair Overeem has put him into this rematch against Velasquez for the belt.
Since the champ walked right through Silva the first time handicappers at Bovada have Velasquez as the heavy -800 favorite. Much better MMA odds are available in the prop options 5Dimes is offering.
The -385 option on Velasquez winning by KO/TKO or the +200 option on Velasquez winning in the first round are just a couple of the tempting UFC prop options available.
The same rings true with the Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt fight. dos Santos is currently a -420 favorite at 5Dimes, while the Hunt upset will pay +335. With two sluggers like these guys the -145 'fight doesn’t go to a decision' and the +114 'dos Santos wins inside the distance' MMA betting prop options look to have more value.
Glover Teixeira and James Te Huna will throw down for a chance to climb to the upper echelon of the Light Heavyweight division rankings. Teixeira gets the nod in this one as the 5Dimes UFC odds -300 favorite mainly because he has the option to win the fight on the ground if things don’t go his way in the stand-up portion of the fight.
The Te Huna +250 upset option at 5Dimes has some value but will require that he lands a big strike early to pay out.
The best option for an upset payday on the UFC 160 fight card is the T.J. Grant vs. Gray Maynard fight. Grant is currently a +175 underdog at 5Dimes but is much improved and undefeated as a Lightweight.
Maynard may be handicapped as the -210 favorite at Bovada but he has been out of action for nearly a year following a boring win over Clay Guida where Guida ran for three rounds.