Fighters to Watch In the UFC 119 Betting Actions

December 2, 2010 UFC

The UFC 119 betting action is fast approaching in just two short weeks some of the top MMA fighters in the world will gather in Indianapolis, Indiana to beat each other’s brains in and further their UFC careers.

Not only is this great sport but the UFC 119 odds action will also provide some tremendous wagering opportunities. 

But aside from the betting aspect of this event there are also a handful of upcoming fighters that could make a name for themselves with big wins in the competition.  And likewise, there’s some seasoned vets in the UFC 119 betting action that desperately need a win to remain relevant in the world of UFC combat.

Glancing over the Main Event for the UFC 119 festivities one can’t help but notice the name of heavyweight and former champ Frank Mir.  Mir is just several months removed from the pinnacle of the sport as the belt holder in the heavyweight division.  He was rudely reminded that Brock Lesnar, the new kid on the block, is the new master of that weight division.  Mir has defeated Lesnar and would love to get another shot at the champ and regain the title.  With a convincing win in Indy, he just might get a re-match.

Sean Sherk is another big name and former champ in the lightweight division who will be fighting for more than just a win on September 25th.  His match against a much young Evan Dunham will be referendum on his career and he’s embraced in the Octagon by Dunham and he may never be featured on a Main Card again.  The aging Sherk has to perform at a very high level to remain relevant and he most likely will.

On the preliminary card one fighter to watch out for is the little known Matt Mitrione.  He’s a perfect 2-0 in his brief MMA career heading into the UFC 119 betting action.  Both of his wins have come by KO and one of them was over the much hyped (but short-lived MMA fighter) Kimbo Slice.  Mitrione is still very raw as a fighter, but he’s a terrific athlete, who is well-trained and disciplined.  He could have a bright future in the sport, but first he has to get past Joey Beltran.