Sports Betting – Marquardt Favored against Okami at UFC 122 on Saturday

December 1, 2010 Sports Betting

UFC 122 takes place this Saturday from Oberhausen, Germany with Nate Marquardt favored in sports betting against Yushin Okami.

That bout is the headliner but there are also 10 other fights also on the sports betting online card for UFC 122. Let’s take a look at the feature bout between Marquardt and Okami and also see who else is fighting on Saturday.

Marquardt -230 at Sbg global
Much of the action is on Marquardt in this fight against Okami as he is more than a 2-1 favorite. This was supposed to be a fight between Okami and Vitor Belfort but Belfort is set to face Anderson Silva early next year for the UFC middleweight title so Marquardt steps in.  The winner of this fight will likely get a chance at Silva assuming he beats Belfort.

Marquardt the Edge in Power
There is not much doubt that Marquardt would like to keep the fight upright as he has more power than Okami. On the ground it could be Okami that has the edge but not by much.  Still, the best chance for Okami is to stay away from Marquardt’s power and fight on the ground. The one advantage for Okami is that Marquardt has not had a lot of time to prepare for this fight but it may not matter.  Marquardt looks focused to get another shot against Silva and it doesn’t look like Okami really has enough to win this fight.

Main Card
Nate Marquardt vs. Yushin Okami
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic
Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara
Dennis Siver vs. Andre Winner
Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta

Preliminary Card
Kyle Noke vs. Rob Kimmons
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexandre Ferreira
Pascal Krauss vs. Mark Scanlon
Duane Ludwig vs. Nick Osipczak
Seth Petruzelli vs. Karlos Vemola
Kris McCray vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha

With UFC 122 being held in Germany you need to be aware of the early start times for the fights.  The bouts will be in the early afternoon based on Eastern Time with the feature bout being scheduled for approximately 3:30 pm. Also note that Spike TV will be showing the fights but on a tape delayed basis.  Keep these things in mind as you make your sports betting wagers for Saturday’s bouts.