UFC 97 Odds Update and Betting Analysis

Betting lines are out for UFC 97. Unlike previous UFC events full lines for the entire card have been out for weeks while odds for the two main events had been posted a month in advance. The worlds most popular bookmakers like Sportsbook.com are finally showing MMA the respect that they show towards their bread and butter sports like football, baseball and basketball. Odds for major events are now posted weeks in advance and lines for the big match-ups are usually available days after they're made official. If you're still looking for a reputable place to bet on this weeks MMA action head over to our friends at Sportsbook. These guys are run a top notch operation and more often than not have the best odds for any given fight.

UFC 97 Odds

Anderson Silva -650
Thales Leites +450

Chuck Liddell -210
Mauricio Rua +170

Krzysztof Soszynski -150
Brian Stann +120

Luiz Canem -325
Steve Cantwell +250

Nate Quarry -105
Jason MacDonald -125

David Loiseau -140
Ed Herman +110

Mark Bocek -260
David Bielkheden +200

Sam Stout -150
Matt Wiman +120

Cheick Kongo -325
Antoni Hardonk +250

Denis Kang -500
Xavier Foupa Pokam +300

Best Bets

Anderson Silva should return to top form against an inexperienced and unproven contender. There are three to four middleweights who are more deserving of a title shot. The odds makers have it right, I cant see this bout going beyond the first round.

Liddell is desperate for a win however loss will effectively end his light heavyweight career. Rua is in a similar position. Since making his UFC debut Shogun has not shown us a second of the type of form that has made him one of the most dangerous light heavyweights in the world. However fans and pundits are underestimating the talented and dynamic Brazilian. Liddell is vulnerable to leg kicks and Shogun will expose him in that department like Jardine did.

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