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UFC on Fox: Johnson Benavidez Odds

UFC action returns to Fox this weekend with the Flyweight title on the line as well as a very relevant Bantamweight fight with top-contender implications.

Demetrious Johnson will defend his strap for the third time and will battle the man he beat to win the title a little over a year ago.

MMA odds are available on five of the UFC on Fox 9 main card fights including the main event between Johnson and Joseph Benavidez. In their first meeting the fight was very close with Johnson edging out a narrow split-decision victory. This time around 5Dimes currently has the champ listed as the slim -130 favorite to retain his title.

There may be some betting value in the +110 upset UFC odds on Benavidez, who will surely be laying it all out on the line in what could be his last title shot for a long time. Seven MMA odds props are also available with the -180 line on 'fight goes to a decision' looking like the best value of the bunch.

UFC on Fox Betting Lines: Johnson vs Benavidez (from 5Dimes):

Darren Uyenoyama 200    
Alp Ozkilic -260    

Scott Jorgensen -260    
Zach Makovsky 200
Sam Stout -250    
Cody McKenzie 195
Roger Bowling -115    
Abel Trujillo -115
Pat Healy -145    
Bobby Green 115
Mac Danzig 150    
Joe Lauzon -185
Nik Lentz 525    
Chad Mendes -850
Court McGee -115    
Ryan LaFlare -115

Danny Castillo 240    
Edson Barboza -310
Urijah Faber -155    
Michael McDonald 125
Joseph Benavidez 110    
Demetrious Johnson -140   

Bantamweights Michael McDonald and Urijah Faber will battle for what could be a potential title shot in 2014. The two are also closely handicapped with Faber currently listed at 5Dimes as the -150 favorite. Faber’s best days look to be behind him and McDonald stands a good chance to pay out on the +130 underdog option.

In only a three-round fight the Over 2.5 rounds Over/Under option at -165 looks like a good bet if you can’t decide who will edge out the other on the scorecards.

Featherweight contender Chad Mendes is a heavy -600 favorite over MMA veteran Nik Lentz. Despite the big payday the +450 line at 5Dimes on Lentz is not the least bit tempting against the aggressive and powerful Mendes.

The Over/Under line is set at 2.5 rounds in this fight as well, and considering how Mendes has handled his last four opponents the Under option at +125 looks like a good way to go in this fight.