Couture Favored in UFC 102 Betting

December 2, 2010 UFC

UFC 102 betting has Randy Couture a -170 favorite against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira on Saturday. This bout is one of 11 on the UFC 102 odds board.

UFC 102 betting has Couture favored but he is no lock against Nogueria considering his age. At 46 years old, many wonder whether Couture still belongs in the Octagon or in UFC 102 betting. It was just last year though that Couture was a champion. He says he will know when he is done. "I’ll know when the right time to step out is, and I’ll be ready to move on," Couture said, "I don’t think that time has come yet." Couture is really the people’s champion and he is a popular choice in UFC 102 betting.

Nogueira is a lot younger than Couture at 33 but even at that age many people believe his best UFC 102 betting days are behind him. Nogueira has had a lot of tough fights in his career and normally fighters had to go to a decision to beat him. That ended in UFC 92 when Frank Mir pummeled him. Nogueira said he had a knee injury in that fight but it remains to be seen if he has anything left. "I feel like I have to perform way better than the last match," Nogueira said. "I feel like I have to work more." One of these two fighters is going to win in UFC 102 betting and stay in the spotlight. The loser might be done.

The Couture-Nogueira bout is the feature but not the only fight that will attract attention in UFC 102 odds. The co-feature has Keith Jardine as a -155 favorite against Thiago Silva in UFC 102 betting. Also as part of the TV card it is Chris Leben, a -150 UFC 102 betting favorite against Jake Rosholt, Nate Marquardt -160 against Demian Maia and Brandon Vera -200 in UFC 102 odds against Krzystof Soszynski.

The preliminary card has Ed Herman favored in UFC 102 betting over Aaron Simpson. It is Gabriel Gonzaga a big -360 online sports betting favorite in UFC 102 betting against Chris Tuchscherer, Mike Russow a -270 online betting favorite against Justin McCully, Todd Duffee -150 in UFC 102 odds over Tim Hague, Mark Munoz -200 in UFC 102 betting over Nick Catone and it is Marcus Aurelio against Evan Dunham in online sports betting odds.