UFC 115 Odds: Keep You Eyes On Paulo Thiago

December 2, 2010 UFC

There must something in the water in Brazil because that country seems to produce a never-ending supply of top MMA fighters in one of the truly up and coming stars of the welterweight class will be featured in the UFC 115 odds action.

Paulo Thiago doesn’t have a lot of experience fighting outside of Brazil or in the UFC betting events and his UFC 115 betting bout against Dane Martin Kampmann will just the fifth time he’s fought in the UFC competition.

But for anyone that has seen this young man in the Octagon he is as impressive a young fighter in this weight division as we’ve seen in years.

Obviously coming from Brazil he is a master of Jui-jitsu and a submission specialist.  And while it’s true that he’s a terror on the mat and he can rip your limbs off he’s also a surprisingly good striker and fans watching the UFC 115 odds action will soon realize this.  And that’s what makes him so difficult to prepare for. 

Kampmann will have his hands full when these two square off in the UFC 115 betting competition and he’d be crazy to underestimate Thiago’s boxing skills.  In his UFC betting debut against American Koscheck, Koscheck made that same mistake and was KO’s from a Thiago uppercut.  While not the most powerful puncher in MMA betting he places his punches well and is patient; a deadly combination and one that will serve him well in the UFC 115 odds competition.

Thiago’s lifetime record in MMA betting is an impressive 14-1 and at just 29 years old he’s not even reached his fighting prime yet.  His lone loss was to American John Fitch at the UFC 100 betting event, which was by unanimous decision but came during strange circumstances as the fight was delayed until after the Main Event.  An asterisk must be attached to this UFC betting loss, but in any case Thiago’s has been superb in every fight since.

Thiago’s been a busy fighter and the work has paid off as he’s ranked as the #5 contender in the world by no less than Sherdog.  The UFC 115 betting matchup will be his fifth in just over a year and victory there should put him in line for a title shot within the next calendar year.