Here are the fight lines for “UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira” scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 as determined by BetUs.com. Couture is favored to win his main event showdown with “Minotauro” Nogueira and Marquardt is favored over Maia.
Randy Couture -180 vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira +150
Nate Marquardt -160 vs. Demian Maia +130
Keith Jardine -145 vs. Thiago Silva +115
Ed Herman -150 vs. Aaron Simpson +120
Chris Leben -155 vs. Jake Rosholt +125
Gabriel Gonzaga -350 vs. Chris Tuchscherer +250
Krzysztof Soszynski +140 vs. Brandon Vera -170
Justin McCully +200 vs. Mike Russo -260
Tim Hague +125 vs. Todd Duffee -155
Nick Catone +155 vs.Mark Munoz -190
PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Best Bets:
Take Soszynski over Vera. Once again I feel Soszynski’s experience and strength will be more than his opponent can deal with. Vera looks good at light heavy but K-Sos is a beast
Take Tuchscherer over Gonzaga. The heavy underdog status could prove to be a good payoff if Lesnar’s training partner can take out Gonzaga. Could this be Gonzaga’s going away party?
Take Silva over Jardine. Granted Jardine has faced stiffer competition but Silva has a great chance at winning and his underdog status would be a nice payout.