UFC Fight Night action heads Down Under this weekend for UFC Fight Night 55. Headlining the event will be Middleweight contenders Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, and 5Dimes has moneyline and prop bet options available for bettors.
Rockhold and Bisping do not like each other and should put on an entertaining striking battle for the Sydney crowd. Oddsmakers at 5Dimes currently have Rockhold handicapped as the -420 favorite on their UFC odds, while action on Bisping to win comes with a +335 payday.
We have to agree with the oddsmakers and think Rockhold will get the best of the striking battle. Better value can be found in the Rockhold wins inside the distance at +127 or the Rockhold wins via decision at +142. If you like the Bisping upset you might as well opt for the Bisping inside the distance payday currently set at +628.
The UFC Fight Night 55 co-main event features Lightweights Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta. Both fighters are coming off wins and want to get some momentum building within the stacked Lightweight division. UFC Fight Night 55 odds on this fight are currently set at -175 for the Pearson win and +155 for the Iaquinta upset.
We prefer the UFC odds -210 option on the fight going the distance in a three-round battle. One can also combine that bet with the +120 payday on Pearson winning via decision and the Over 2.5 rounds for a parlay option.
More Middleweight UFC Fight Night 55 odds are available on the Clint Hester vs. Robert Whittaker matchup. Hester holds a slim edge as the MMA odds -175 favorite while action on the Whittaker win is offering a +155 payday.
Both fighters have a high decision rate in their fight history so the Over 2.5 rounds at -145 or fight goes to decision at -130 look to have the best betting value.