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UFC NEWS – Chael Sonnen A Huge Favorite Over Bisping, Maia Underdog To Weidman


In the most recent betting odds for next week’s UFC on FOX 2 event, odds makers have Chael Sonnen pegged as more than a 4-1 favorite over his counterpart Michael Bisping.

Additionally, longtime division standout Demian Maia is the underdog to last minute replacement opponent Chris Weidman, who is currently unranked in the division.

Smart money is on Maia based on statistical information and rankings, but one cannot overlook the good money bet in Bisping to pull the upset and yield a huge return on your investment.

Sonnen is the favorite for obvious reasons and one can hardly argue against that point. But playing devil’s advocate, in Bisping you have a fighter that since dropping to middleweight has only tasted defeat at the hands of Dan Henderson and Wanderlei Silva. He has taken out top prospects like Chris Leben, Dennis Kang and Dan Miller.

After starting his career with a 14-fight unbeaten streak Bisping eventually tasted defeat for the first time in a decision loss to former champion Rashad Evans. The loss prompted his departure from the UFC’s light-heavyweight division for a move to 185 pounds where he has put together an impressive 8-2 run which includes his most recent four-fight win streak.

Is Bisping a lock to beat Sonnen? No, he is not, but he has much more of a chance than odds makers are putting out there. If you’re a gambler throwing a small chunk on Bisping for the upset will pay dividends should he pull it off.

- Fight odds from bodog.ca

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33 Comments to UFC NEWS – Chael Sonnen A Huge Favorite Over Bisping, Maia Underdog To Weidman

  1. un mamao... says:

    que claje’ eh mamao soy~eta….

  2. Thom says:

    MAIA underdog?! because he’s fighting who exactly? Weidman? No offense but Maia should be a definite favorite coming into this fight.

  3. ryan says:

    sonnen will be dominated badly! even though he won (a decision, no finish) against dan miller, he looked soo bad!! d. miller was flailing around like a amateur and gassed after the first round, and bisping still couldn’t finish him! whereas sonnen beat b.stann convincingly and badly… unless bisping pulls thunder out his ass, its gonna be a lopsided win for sonnen.

  4. ryan says:

    ***bisping*** will be dominated badly! even though he won (a decision, no finish) against dan miller, he looked soo bad!! d. miller was flailing around like a amateur and gassed after the first round, and bisping still couldn’t finish him! whereas sonnen beat b.stann convincingly and badly… unless bisping pulls thunder out his ass, its gonna be a lopsided win for sonnen.

  5. BX81 says:

    I’m surprised anyone is even giving bisping a chance in this one.

  6. jive turkey says:

    Like it or not wrestling is dominate in mma. Maia has experience over weidman but realistically wrestling neturalizes gameplans. Weidman is san excellent wrestler, so for that and other reasons I agree with Maia as an underdog but one worth putting money on.

    • FunCrusher says:

      Wrestling nullifies good BJJ? Did u even see what Maia did to Sonnen? and Sonnen is light years ahead of Weidman in wrestling. You are an absolute idiot.

      • jive turkey says:

        Sonnen takes chances and I agree that bjj is an answer to winning on the ground but but take gsp for an example he is a dominate fighter because of his wrestling. 9 x out of 10 I’d pick a wrestler over bjj. I guess we will find out come Jan. 28th.

    • THE INUK says:

      definitely not.. agressive bjj beats wrestling ANYDAY… ppl just arent using there jits enough….

  7. SanSooRob says:

    Who’s cares, I’m waiting for the silva rematch in basil ….
    Silva wins 1st rd via murder from crowd lol

  8. blindead says:

    The fact that Bisping lost to Wanderlei shows exactly why he’s an awful pick. Wanderlei is over the hill. He’s a shell of his former self, and Bisping is the style to beat him.

  9. Mo says:

    It would be amazing if Bisping pulled the upset of the year. WAAAAAAR PIP!

  10. anthony little-johnson says:

    surprising hes only a 4-1 underdog. i would have him much lower

  11. LOL at Chaels shirt in this articles thumbnail.

  12. Sean says:

    PLEASE let bisping win this

  13. Xaninho says:

    I think Bisping is a better fighrter than what most of you give him credit for. nevertheless I think he will lose this one.

    Funny thing he was supposed to fight Maia though, he defeated Sonnen so theoretically this fight should be easier..

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