After what went down at the UFC 113 betting event and the top-notch bout scheduled for the UFC 114 betting action it would be all but impossible to conclude that the light heavy weight division isn’t the most exciting weight class in the MMA betting action right now.
In the previous UFC betting Main Event, Mauricio Rua defeated then-champion Lyota Machida in the UFC 113 betting finale to lay claim to the light heavyweight title. And this weekend in what will be a rare moment in MMA betting history two light heavyweights will once again headline the UFC 114 betting action, and in what may very well be unprecedented in UFC odds history, the winner of the UFC 114 betting headliner event is already guaranteed a shot at the current champ, Rua.
If that isn’t reason for pre-fight hype, I don’t know what is.
And the beauty of it all is that either of the UFC 114 betting contestants, Rashad Evans or Rampage Jackson, are both highly skilled and qualified fighters and either one could end up having the light heavyweight title before the UFC 114 betting is all said and done.
To have so many top light heavyweights fight in back to back UFC betting main events is almost unheard of. And then to guarantee a shot at the title to the winner of the UFC 114 betting odds even before the MMA betting bout has taken place is also a rare move.
But it’s a good move and the right move. And it adds even more UFC odds hype to an event that didn’t seem like it could get any more hyped up. With little exaggeration the UFC 114 betting event could very well be the biggest MMA betting matchup of the year so far. Millions should tune in for his fight to see whether or not Jackson still has what it take after more than a year away from the Octagon or if the multi-talented Evans will be too much for the former champ.
These questions and more will all be answered once the UFC 114 betting action gets underway and the by the end of the night we’ll know who Rua will face in his first defense of his newly acquired UFC betting belt.