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UFC on FX 7 Betting Odds: Bisping vs. Belfort and Rothwell vs. Gonzaga Are Dead Even

Unlike the freakish mismatches that plagued last weekend’s Strikeforce show, the odds for this Saturday’s UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping event in Sao Paulo suggest a very competitive lineup of fights. In fact, two of the matches are virtually dead even, with a razor-thin margin between the favorite and the underdog. Here are the betting lines for the FX main card, courtesy of

Michael Bisping (-103) vs. Vitor Belfort (-107): This is about as close as it gets in MMA betting, though Belfort still comes in as a slight favorite. The line reflects the divide among fans on how the fight will play out — either Bisping will outstrike and outhustle the Phenom to a decision victory, or Belfort will maul Bisping in short order, finishing him via punches-to-the-back-of-head TKO. If you’re leaning strongly towards one of those results, feel free to put your money where your mouth is. But keep in mind that the fight is scheduled for five rounds, which certainly gives Bisping the edge if he manages to survive the first ten minutes.

Ben Rothwell (+100) vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (-110): Another close call in terms of odds, but I’m not sure that Gonzaga should be the slight favorite here. To me, he hasn’t yet shaken his reputation as a can-crusher, while Rothwell’s most recent appearance against Brendan Schaub proved him to be a ferocious finisher, hard to rattle, and in the best physical shape of his career.

C.B. Dollaway (+164) vs. Daniel Sarafian (-165): To refresh your memory, Daniel Sarafian is the TUF Brazil finalist who had to withdraw from his finale fight due to injury. The Sao Paulo native will be making his official UFC debut this weekend, and will face a significant jump in competition against 10-fight UFC veteran CB Dollaway. Sure, Sarafian will have hometown advantage, looked nasty on TUF, and Dollaway has been battling injuries of his own. Nevertheless, Dollaway’s advantage on the mat and experience edge makes the Doberman a worthwhile ‘dog.

Khabib Nurmagomedov (-172) vs. Thiago Tavares (+160): Are you really going to bet against a guy with an 18-0 record? Are you really going to bet against a guy who can pull off a wig like this? Don’t overthink this one.

Official CagePotato Parlay: A $20 wager on Rothwell + Dollaway + Nurmagomedov would earn you a $128.48 profit on BetUS. And if it hits, all we ask is that you buy one of our t-shirts.

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fishtaco- January 20, 2013 at 5:41 am
ok hit a 3 pick parlay vitor, nur, cb for $25 and won $191.25 but let the pro picks scare me so i did a 2nd parlay with bisping nur and cb so after the 2nd fight i was in the money enless it was a draw. should of put the $50 on the 1st parlay but was a bit scared.
koios- January 17, 2013 at 11:23 am
I'll buy one of your t-shirts when I finally see my chocolate Al t-shirt.

Also, Bisping by 5th round split decision after making an edgar third round resurrection that overpowers Belfort's Jesus juice.
jcv1986- January 17, 2013 at 7:02 am
I hope vitor knocks pissbinges head off his shoulders. Anybody else stand than that goof. Vitor,gonzga,dolloway. Down with bisbing.
Mr_Misanthropy- January 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm
Speaking of freakish mismatches check out the line-up for UFC 157: Uterus.
Mr_Misanthropy- January 16, 2013 at 8:46 pm
Belfort by Jesus's Magical Middle Age Resurrection Juice (tm).
The12ozCurls- January 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm
If he is porking her, I bet his junk looks like cartoon roadkill.
bgoldstein- January 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm
@FriedTaco: Wait a minute...are you dating that chick from the Around the Web link-bar who "Has Sex 7 Times Per Da"?

The12ozCurls- January 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm
@Fried Taco
Ya, Steven Seagal contacted CagePotato with the same grievance because he really wants a shirt too. Bummer.
Fried Taco- January 16, 2013 at 2:38 pm
I would like to buy one of your shirts for my girlfriend, but I don't see a 10XL available on your site.