UFC 111 Betting Includes Fitch vs. Alves

December 2, 2010 UFC

UFC 111 betting fanatics will have five feature bouts to choose from on an 11-bout card on Saturday, March 27th including a fight between Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves.

While the bout between Georges St-Pierre and Dan Hardy will get more attention in UFC 111 odds, the fight between Fitch and Alves could end up being a lot better one to watch.

UFC 111 odds slightly favor Alves in this rematch of welterweight contenders. It could be that the winner of this bout gets a shot at St-Pierre next.  Alves is favored in this fight against Fitch even though he lost against him last time.  Alves was rolling until facing St-Pierre as he had won seven in a row including wins over Matt Hughes and Josh Koscheck. Alves was simply dominated by St-Pierre but everyone has been dominated by St-Pierre recently so that was not a huge surprise.  If St-Pierre was simply in another class then Alves could do well in this bout against Fitch.

Fitch wins his fights with a great ground game.  He does not usually knock opponents out or get a submission so that could be a problem against Alves. If Fitch can keep this fight on the ground then he has the edge but if it remains a stand up fight then Alves is likely to win. “He is a very powerful guy with great leg kicks. Since the last time we fought he has grown mentally,” Fitch said. “He is just all-around a stronger opponent mentally and physically since we last met. It’s going to be a hell of a fight and I believe it’s a fight I need to prove that I deserve a rematch against GSP.”

There are a total of 11 bouts in UFC 111 on Saturday, March 27th. The two feature bouts are the St-Pierre-Hardy fight and the Interim Heavyweight Championship between Frank Mir and Shane Carwin.  Also on the main card is the Fitch-Alves fight and bouts between Jim Miller and Mark Bocek and Ben Saunders vs. Jake Ellenberger.

Six bouts are on the preliminary card.  The two that will be shown live on Spike TV are Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown and Rory Markham vs. Nate Diaz.  The other four bouts on the preliminary card have Rousimar Palhares vs. Tomasz Drwal, Matthew Riddle vs. Greg Soto, Kurt Pellegrino vs. Fabricio Camoes and Rodney Wallace vs. Jared Hamman.