Florian Favored vs. Maynard in UFC 118 Betting

December 2, 2010 UFC

Kenny Florian is a slight favorite in UFC 118 betting odds against Gray Maynard.

The bout could be one of the best one in UFC 118 as the winner will likely get a UFC lightweight title shot against the winner of the feature bout in UFC 118 odds between Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn.

UFC 118 betting odds favor Florian but the odds are so close that Maynard definitely has a chance to get the upset. Maynard is unbeaten in the UFC and has wins over Edgar, Roger Huerta and Nate Diaz.  Florian has won eight of his last nine fights with the only loss coming to Penn.

The main card in UFC 118 has Edgar taking on Penn in the feature bout which is a rematch of UFC 112 in which Edgar upset Penn.  The odds heavily favor Penn to take back his title as he is -350 over Edgar.  Also on the main card it is Randy Couture vs. James Toney, Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda and Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis. The bout between Couture and Toney should be interesting for as long as it lasts.  The UFC 118 odds heavily favor Couture as it is expected that a UFC fighter will destroy a boxer. The fight between Diaz and Davis should be more competitive with Davis trying to knockout Diaz.  Marcus Davis is the fighter who looks for the knockout while Nate Diaz will go to the ground and look for a submission. Diaz is a 2-1 favorite in this bout. The fight between Maia and Miranda shouldn’t be competitive as Maia has far more talent and should win easily.

The preliminary card begins with two bouts that will be shown on Spike TV. They are Joe Lauzon vs. Gabe Ruediger and Nik Lentz vs. Andre Winner. Also on the preliminary card it is Dan Miller vs. John Salter, Greg Soto vs. Nick Osipczak, Mike Pierce vs. Amilcar Alves and Joe Vedepo vs. Gerald Harris.  The one big favorite in that group is Harris who is more than a 3-1 choice vs. Vedepo.

UFC 118 will be held on Saturday, August 28th at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  It will be the first UFC event to be held in the state of Massachusetts.