(Genghis Con says, get hyped for Brown vs. Aldo. That’s an order, soldier.)
With so much going on this week, you might be forgiven for completely forgetting about Wednesday night’s WEC event. At least, you might be forgiven by most people. Myself, I’m the type to hold a grudge. I’m also the type to act on that grudge by stabbing you with a broken bottle of Mad Dog while screaming incoherently. But that’s me. I’m old fashioned. Let’s bet on some fights, shall we?
Betting odds come to us courtesy of BestFightOdds.com.
Mike Brown (-113) vs. Jose Aldo (+102)
Manny Gamburyan (+105) vs. Leonard Garcia (-105)
Rob McCullough (-145) vs. Karen Darabedyan (+145)
Danny Castillo (-135) vs. Shane Roller (+115)
Kamal Shalorus (-160) vs. Will Kerr (+145)
Diego Nunes (-160) vs. LC Davis (+145)
Cub Swanson (-270) vs. John Franchi (+260)
Antonio Banuelos (-200) vs. Kenji Osawa (+190)
Ricardo Lamas (-225) vs. James Krause (+215)
Seth Dikun (+150) vs. Frank Gomez (-155)
- Make no mistake, Jose Aldo is an ass-kicker of the first order, but it’s really hard to pick against Brownie at this point. Anybody who, in his last three fights, has beaten Urijah Faber twice and smoked Leonard Garcia in his spare time deserves some respect. Aldo’s explosive, and if he catches you getting sloppy he can make you pay, but that’s not Brown’s M.O. He’s technical, he’s smart, and even though he’s only 5’6” he hits like a guy who’s at least 5’10”. This should be one hell of a fight, but my money’s on Brown.
- Isn’t this nice? Manny Gamburyan and his cousin Karo both fighting for Zuffa promotions just a couple days apart. The question is, which short-tempered Armenian has the better shot at victory? The oddsmakers don’t necessarily agree, but I think it’s the Manvel. Leonard Garcia hasn’t looked spectacular of late, and as long as Gamburyan’s trick shoulder doesn’t act up he can really be a bully at 145 pounds.
- Underdog time: Two guys with pluses next to their names stand out to me here, and they’re L.C. Davis and John Franchi.
Official Cage Potato Parlay: Brown + Gamburyan + McCullough + Banuelos. And I’m just going to tell you right now, if these guys don’t come through it’s going to be a lean Christmas. As in, crappy gifts made from construction paper and empty toilet paper rolls. Consider yourself warned, friends and family members.