UFC 102 Betting Predictions

UFC 101 is in the books, so let’s focus on the next PPV event – UFC 102! There are several fights that should prove for good betting action. Below are my expert predictions (all of which I am betting as well, you got to put your money where your mouth is!)Randy Couture -200 vs Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira +160
Two legends battle it out in this main event. The 46-year old Randy Couture faces the oldest looking 33-year old in the world. This could very well be the last fight in each man’s career.

Randy is the favorite because he’s extremely popular and is clutch under pressure. However, each man is coming off brutal losses. Nogueira’s loss is a bigger deal since he was man-handled by Frank Mir, not particularly known for his striking. That loss was the first knockout of Nogueira’s career. Couture, on the other hand, is coming off a pummeling from Lesnar but that’s no big surprise.

Both guys are past their prime and I don’t see anyone finishing the other guy. Expect a three-round razor thin decision. If it really is a coin flip fight, let the odds work in your favor.

Pick: Nogueira over Couture (3rd round split decision)

Keith Jardine -175 vs Thiago Silva +145
Keith Jardine is an enigma. He can go in and decisively beat greats like Chuck Liddell or Forrest Griffin. And turn around and get demolished by Houston Alexander or rape-choked by Wanderlei Silva. He his very herky-jerky and …