The next UFC Welterweight title matchup will be decided Saturday night as the winner of the UFC Fight Night main event between Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler is guaranteed the next shot. Also on the card will be the next step towards a UFC Light Heavyweight title shot for Anthony Johnson, and an appearance by Clay Guida.
Matt Brown has exceeded expectations for nearly two and a half years now, compiling a seven-fight win streak along the way. Now he gets a shot at the elite of the Welterweight division in a No. 1 contender fight against “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler. Handicappers are not giving Brown much of a chance and currently are offering a UFC Fight Night odds +275 payday on him to win.
Lawler should easily maintain the center of the Octagon where he will likely take Brown apart. UFC odds action on Lawler is currently coming with a 5Dimes -370 price, but better value can be found in the -195 prop bet price of Lawler wins inside the distance.
The same applies to the UFC Fight Night Johnson vs. Nogueira bout. 5Dimes UFC odds of -500 on Johnson to win is much cheaper if you opt for the Johnson by KO/TKO at -145. If you like Little Nog, the Nogueira to win at +400 on the UFC betting lines can be improved upon with the +650 option on Nogueira wins by submission or the +800 on Nogueira wins by decision.
Clay Guida is currently a 5Dimes +135 underdog at UFC Fight Night against the surging Dennis Bermudez. With an impressive six-fight Octagon win streak on the line, the Bermudez price to win is currently -155. For us the action in this fight is all about the -295 UFC betting lines on the fight going Over 2.5 rounds and the -265 option on the fight going to a decision.