Luke Rockhold may be the UFC betting favorite, but Michael Bisping would probably win a spelling bee contest between the two. It took all of one minute into the UFC 199 press conference call before middleweight champ Rockhold and No. 1 contender Bisping began to hurl insults and engaged in an ugly shouting match. Rockhold beat Bisping by second round guillotine choke when they first fought in 2014. The UFC title will be up for grabs when they meet again on June 4th. Mention of that first bout came up right away after Rockhold said that he would finish Bisping even more quickly in the rematch in Los Angeles. Rockhold went so far as claiming that he would have defeated Bisping quicker in the first fight if he had accepted a bet where he attempted to wager his purse against his opponent's before the contest.
It might be a bit difficult to know who to put your money one when the time comes to bet on UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29th – especially if you’ve missed the previous 87 fight nights. The main event between Tomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt should in theory be a no-brainer; the Brazilian is the UFC betting favorite for a reason – or, to be more accurate, for several reasons, even many reasons. Would I say he has a plethora of reasons to be the favorite? Oh yes, he has a plethora.
American-born MMA fighter of Croatian descent Stipe Miocic was hailed like Julius Caesar returning from the Battle of Zela by his hometown fans of Cleveland. Only instead of veni, vidi, vici it was more like “I came, I saw, I kicked his a**.” The Silencer made the trip back home with a little extra hardware around his waist after defeating former UFC champion – and UFC betting favorite at the time – Fabricio Werdum in Curitiba, Brazil, on Saturday.
If you’re planning on betting on UFC 198, you know the main card comprises five matches, following the deus ex machina that delivered us from the superfluous Anderson Silva-Uriah Hall bout. The Spider is so inessential that the UFC didn’t even bother coming up with a replacement match. Either way, that leaves plenty for UFC betting fans to sink their teeth into.