UFC 111 Betting Features Interim Heavyweight Championship

December 2, 2010 UFC

UFC 111 betting has two headline fights on Saturday, March 27th as Georges St. Pierre takes on Dan Hardy for the welterweight title while Frank Mir and Shane Carwin battle for the Interim Heavyweight Championship.

St. Pierre is heavily favored in UFC 111 odds against Hardy while Mir is a slight favorite over Carwin.

UFC 111 betting should be very competitive on the bout between Mir and Carwin.  Mir is listed as a -160 favorite in UFC 111 odds so the fight is expected to be a good one.  The winner of this fight is going to get a shot at Brock Lesnar this summer so a lot is on the line.  Mir is the slight favorite because of his experience and his submission skills. Lesnar has said that he hopes Mir wins so he can beat him again. "The guy should focus on the task in front of him which is Shane Carwin because if Shane beats his ass he won’t be fighting me.” Lesnar said, “Hopefully he gets past Shane so I can put another beat down on him. For a guy to take an ass whooping like the one I gave him, for him to get up and keep running his mouth, I just gotta laugh at it.”

Carwin is definitely a fighter who can win as an underdog against Mir.  Carwin has yet to lose in his career with 11 wins, all in the first round.  The concern for those backing Carwin is that he hasn’t fought anyone. And he definitely hasn’t faced anyone like Mir.  People are wondering just how good Carwin is and they should get the answer in UFC 111.

There are a total of 11 bouts on the UFC 111 card that takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, March 27th. Five of those fights are on the main pay-per-view card. In addition to St. Pierre-Hardy and Carwin-Mir, it will be Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves, Jim Miller vs. Mark Bocek and Jake Ellenberger vs. Ben Saunders.

There are six fights on the preliminary card, two of which will be televised by Spike TV.  Those bouts have Rory Markham vs. Nate Diaz and Matt Brown vs. Ricardo Almeida. The other four bouts have Kurt Pellegrino vs. Fabricio Camoes, Tomasz Drwal vs. Rousimar Palhares, Rodney Wallace against Jared Hamman and Greg Soto vs. Matthew Riddle.