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Gambling Addiction Enabler: WEC 39

(Mike Brown prays to Krom for victory.  But if Krom does not help, then to hell with him, Brown will do it himself.)

You may have forgotten all about WEC 39 on Sunday night, such is your excitement for our party with Fight! Magazine in Columbus, Ohio, but we remembered because someone has to keep things in order around here.  In case you’re not content just watching a night of free fights on Versus, we’ll also help you throw away your money betting on them.  Because that’s how little we care about your welfare and happiness.

Here are the sweetest lines out there, courtesy of

Mike Brown (-165) vs. Leonard Garcia (+160)
Marcus Hicks (+134) vs. Rob McCullough (-144)
John Franchi (-118) vs. Mike Budnik (+108)
Johny Hendricks (-312) vs. Alex Serdyukov (+300)
Chris Mickle (+700) vs. Jose Aldo (-850)
Damacio Page (-140) vs. Marcus Galvao (+130)
Alex Karalexis (-175) vs. Greg McIntyre (+165)
Phil Cardella (+151) vs. Danny Castillo (-160)
Rafael Rebello (even) vs. Kenji Osawa (-110)
Justin Haskins (+180) vs. Mike Pierce (-193)
Bart Palaszewski (-272) vs. Ricardo Lamas (+260)


Read This Before Betting on a WEC Event: Let’s be real, son.  If you recognize more than six or seven names from this (or any) WEC card, you’re already ahead of most MMA fans.  But the bookies are still ahead of you.  They know who Alex Serdyukov is, and have good reason for pegging him an underdog against Johny Hendricks, so keep that in mind as you check out your options.  Now, for the fighters you do know…

- Mike Brown is the favorite largely because he beat Urijah Faber to claim the featherweight championship.  The win was impressive, but still had elements of a fluke about it, thanks to Faber’s spinning back elbow attempt that was, shall we say, not as effective as Jon Jones’.  Garcia hits hard and has the genius of the Jackson camp behind him, but Brown has never been TKO’d before, despite facing some stiff competition.  The smart money – also known as my money, twenty bucks of it – is on Brown.

- Marcus Hicks has a decent chance to upset “Razor” Rob, but the fact is he hasn’t really shown that he can’t beat the better guys in the division yet.  McCullough has more quality experience and is as tough as they come in the WEC.  A sawbuck on McCullough is my play.

- Absolutely Don’t Bet Against: Jose Aldo.  The +700 line on Chris Mickle is tempting, but look at his record.  Just about every decent fighter fighter he’s faced has beaten him.  Aldo is better than decent.  If you want to put ten bucks down, just ‘cause, I won’t stand in your way.  I also won’t loan you ten bucks, though, because I could just save time and send it straight to myself.

- The Official Cage Potato-Approved Parlay:
Brown + McCullough + Hendricks + Palaszewski.  And while we were so very, very wrong about not betting against Koscheck last time, we were so very right on our parlay pick.  Recognize.

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Anonymoose- February 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm
mike brown shoulda just got a big cock tattoo. the ink he has looks like it was stolen from asia argento's box.
Ozone- February 28, 2009 at 6:17 pm
garcia is a great pick as a slight underdog here...however i doubt you can get him at +160 from your local numbers guy...he'll take home the title in his home state
Marshall Law- February 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm
Did you guys forget Garcia lost to Cole Miller who happens to train with Mike Brown? I'm just saying. He's not getting subbed.
The Wiz!- February 28, 2009 at 11:06 am
Phil Cardella 1st round submission but flying go-go plata! Danny has no fucking chance!
The Wiz!- February 28, 2009 at 11:05 am
by* hahaha
Criminally Negligent - February 28, 2009 at 7:26 am
Yo, bartender, Jobu needs a refill.
References- February 27, 2009 at 10:45 pm
Looks like a Conan + Major League reference
JJJ- February 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm
+ means unerdog, - is the favorite.... Mike Brown (-165) vs. Leonard Garcia (+160) bet $165 on Brown and get $100 if he wins, bet $100 on Garcia and get $160 if he wins.
Anonymous- February 27, 2009 at 8:49 pm
Can someone please explain how the numbers are calculated and what they mean?
JiMMA- February 27, 2009 at 7:41 pm
I see what you did there bens...
Anonymous- February 27, 2009 at 6:12 pm
garcia is not losin hes an animal ,hes never been subbed or tkod his last loss was a decision loss to roger huerta at 155 ,garcia by tko 2nd or 3rd i say .just cause browns never been tkod doesnt mean hes not going to get tkod.Honestly i think garcia is a step up in competition no matter what anybody thinks. urijah dont got shit on leonard.
RJeezy- February 27, 2009 at 4:07 pm
Damacio + Karalexis + Garcia + Aldo
armfarmer- February 27, 2009 at 3:52 pm
It's Crom though.
armfarmer- February 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm
Like the Conan reference lol.
E- February 27, 2009 at 3:45 pm
The thing is, Hicks has a skill set that will likely give McCullough fits. The wrecking ball is probably the best "underdog" bet on the entire card.
greenseed- February 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm
you say BROWN has never been T/Koed but he has been subbed 4 times and GARCIA has 9 of his 12 wins by submission

so ya. YOU SUCK

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