The UFC is putting on a really solid card this Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Typically, the Brazil cards are not worth shit because the Brazilians will show up and watch any kind of violence, doesn’t matter who is fighting. But the UFC is growing with talent and are filling more cards out.
Editor Note: I want to say my first blog about the UFC Poland was a little long. I might have been a tad bit little excited (Insert sex joke) and rambled on. I am going to try to stick to the meat and potatoes with this one.
Derek Brunson at -130. He is the favorite but I don’t see Machida having enough piss in Brazil to drink to beat Brunson. Machida has been gone for two years after being busted with steroids. He lost his last 2 before his suspension. Did I say lost? I meant he got wrecked. I don’t know much about Steroids but I am pretty sure they are supposed to help you win fights, not get destroyed. I think he get’s ran over by Brunson in a big way.
Jarred Brooks -170 is another favorite but the line is very close. I think Brooks is better everywhere. He has a lot of hype around him so he better show up in Brazil. It is not an easy place to fight. (They scream “You’re going to die” in Portuguese) Bet $100 straight on Brooks.
Niko Price +110 is such a good line. Niko is undefeated in the UFC with 3 finishes.(He got one overturned to a No Contest) He is fighting a vet in Luque. Unless Vegas were watching other Luque fights than me, not sure why Price is the under. But I’ll take it. Bet $50 on Price or Parlay him.
Thiago Santos +110 is a very intriguing line. He can be a killer at times but has been chinny in his last few fights. He is fighting Jack “The Serial Killer” Hermansson. The Serial Killer is not his nickname but it should be. This dude straight up terrifies me. Both really good strikers and unless Santos turns this into a grappling match it might be a long night for him. But it’s a money line and I would gamble $50 straight bet.
Marlon Vera +370 is a shot in the dark. Crazier things have happened. John Lineker is a beast of a man who weighs 135 pounds. He is a killer with a chin from hell, Marlon Vera however, is no chump. If John Lineker misses weight, which has happened, or took Vera lightly this could pay out huge. I wouldn’t recommend betting big on this because I do think Lineker is going to win. It will take balls to bet more than $50 on this line but show me the balls! Bet $50 straight on Vera.
Bet Golm, Price and Brunson at $50 to win $240. I love this parlay. Golm is a young, giant Brazilian beast who is ready to eat. Price I think will get the under and Brunson has to put on a performance if he wants any shot at being a real guy in the Middleweight Division. Too much pressure on Brunson to blow this. Lock this parlay up.