ufc 108 odds and betting lines

Here is a quick reminder regarding this weekend’s UFC 108 fight - January 2nd, 2010. It’ll be the first big fight of the New Year and as always it should be exciting.

This was supposed to be a Rampage Jackson vs Rashad Evans coaches bout but, Rampage opted out to pursue an acting gig as 'B.A.' Baracus in the new A-team movie.

No biggie Rampage we’ll forgive you. So, headlining this card is Rashad Evans vs Thiago Silva. I think the consensus will be in Rashad’s favor. As for the rest of the card should be some good action. I can’t wait to see the Heavyweight bout between Junior dos Santos vs. Gilbert Yvel. Gilbert is one of the scariest looking guys in MMA. Junior is practically a pretty boy next to this guy. I still give Junior the edge because of how he won his last fight against Mirko Cro Cop. The other interesting fight and potential upset is the Lightweight bout between Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout. There is two likely ending either Joe will submit Sam or Sam will win by Decision (Unanimous). Sam is known for his explosive kickboxing and going the distance. Joe on the other hand has 14 wins by submission in 22 fights…unreal. My personal parlay here is Stout, Evans and dos Santos.

Gilbert Yvel – he’s scary right? But can he handle the emerging Dos Santos?

Well, it's certainly possible -- just like everything else in this sport -- and those who lay down some cheddar on the underdogs next weekend stand to make a healthy profit to start the New Year.

Here are the latest UFC 108 odds (- = favorite; + = underdog):

Rashad Evans -220
Thiago Silva +175
Paul Daley -115
Dustin Hazelet -115
Joe Lauzon -300
Sam Stout +220
Duane Ludwig +350
Jim Miller -500
Junior Dos Santos -300
Gilbert Yvel +220
Martin Kampmann -240
Jacob Volkmann +190
Cole Miller -160
Dan Lauzon +130
Vladimir Matyushenko -200
Steve Cantwell +160
Mark Munoz -400
Ryan Jensen +300
Mike Pyle +110
Jake Ellenberger -140
John Gunderson +150
Rafael Oliveira -180

For a little help with how to bet on UFC fights and what all the numbers mean check out this post right here.

Remember that MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Sat., Jan. 2). It’s going to be an exciting evening of fights so don’t miss it. And remember to check us out for all the pre, during and post-fight UFC 108 coverage you can handle.

To check out the most recent UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva" fight card click here.