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Showboating Pays off for Anderson Silva and Hermes Franca at UFC 90
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Well this was first for the UFC. The main event had Anderson Silva the UFC middleweight champion and pound for pound the best fighter in the mixed martial arts against heavy sports betting underdog Patrick Côté in the UFC 90 main event Saturday night at Allstate Arena.
If you read our MMA prediction we knew Silva was going to take this fight lightly; he dance around and show boated with his superior skill. If he was determined and focused on fighting he would have beat Côté in the first round not the third. That’s why we thought the Cote would be able to land a lucky punch and perhaps with this fight. In the third round, while both fighters where trading shots the fight ended prematurely when Patrick Côté blew out his knee in the third round, giving the fight to Silva via TKO. While Côté lasted longer than any of Silva's previous opponents in the Octagon, he never truly threatened.
In a bet that every online sports bettor should have wagered on Thiago Alves showed he's ready for a UFC title shot, knocking off Josh Koscheck via unanimous decision in a battle of welterweight contenders. When the sports betting lines opened in favor of Alves that was expected, but when the UFC betting lines drastically moved in favor of Koscheck everybody should have jumped on this fight. Josh Koscheck got the TUF betting bounce due to his notoriety on the Ultimate Fight reality show which pushed the sportsbook betting lines in his favor. Alves won a unanimous decision but this fight showed Koscheck’s toughness by talking this fight on two weeks notice. He was fearless in this fight despite being over matched.
Gray Maynard won a unanimous decision over Rich Clementi in a boring lightweight match-up as Maynard used his superior wrestling skills to control Clementi, never allowing him any openings for his submission game.
The next UFC event wil be UFC 91 that will take place on November 15, 2008 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and the biggest MMA fight in UFC history as Randy The Natural Couture will face Brock Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight championship.
Heavyweight Championship bout: Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar
Lightweight bout: Jeremy Stephens vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Bookmaker.com has the early UFC 91 online betting odds for the fight
Brock Lesnar -115
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