UFC Fight Night: Silva v Bisping

One of the my recommended sports books, 5Dimes, has released odds on the upcoming UFC Fight Night: Silva v Bisping card.

Mike Wilkinson +130 v. Marwan Amirkhani -160

Amirkhani has the height advantage at 5’11” versus the smaller Wilkinson at 5’8″.  I don’t really know much more about him other than that so this is a fight I won’t be touching.  I do know Wilkinson comes in at 9-1 so he is by no means a slouch.  He’s more of a striker with his boxing background but can wrestle pretty well if they get tied up.

David Grant -245 v. Marion Vera +175

There has been a lot of action on Vera dropping this line down and for good reason.  He’s 9 years younger at 21 and has definitely been more active recently.  He’s coming off a decision loss to Marco Beltran but I think he’s a live dog in this fight.

Scott Askham -300 v. Chris Dempsey +220

The action is coming in here for the favorite.  He’s got four inches on the underdog and is an impressive physical specimen.  He’s coming off a loss to Krzysztof Jotko to bring his record back to 13-2 but he’ll look to get back on track here.

Brad Scott -105 v. Krzysztof Jotko -135

Everyone is pouring money in on Jotko and at 16-1 it’s easy to see why.  He is coming off beating Askham and Tor Troeng.  His only loss was by submission to Magnus Cedenblad.  Scott on the other hand doesn’ have as an impressive of a resume to be commanding this kind of line value.

Norman Parke +220 v. Rustam Khabilov -300

I’m going with the underdog here.  These fighters are very similar in physical attributes and their records aren’t far off either.  Parke is 21-4-1 while Khabilov is 17-3.  This line should be closer to a pick em so there is a lot of value with the heavy underdog.

Daniel Omielanczuk -110 v. Jarjis Danho -130

Another fight that is close but the wrong fighter is favored.  Omielanczuk is younger and has had more experience.  I know Danho is undefeated at 6-0 but he really hasn’t fought anyone worth noting.

David Teymur -105 v. Martin Svensson -135

With only four fights under his belt not much is known about Teymur, but he has won three straight against some decent fighters.  Svensson definitely has the experience but he’s lost two of his last four to go to 14-5.  I think this one is pretty even so will pass on betting it.