Story by MMAWeekly.com, Odds from BetEagle.com
(Michael Bisping photo courtesy of Spike TV)
The odds for the UFC’s “Ultimate Finale” event have been officially released on BetEagle.com.
Here’s how the oddsmakers have broken down the fights on the June 24th live season finale of The Ultimate Fighter 3, with the favorite in each fight listed above the underdog in this article. The main card of this event will air live on Spike TV.
The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale
Saturday, June 24th
Michael Bisping -525
Josh Haynes +425
-In the light heavyweight finals of TUF 3, Michael Bisping opens up as a huge favorite at -525, which means that one would have to bet $525 in order to win $100 on Bisping. Josh Haynes opens at +425, which means that one would have to bet $100 in order to win $425 on Haynes.
Ed Herman -185
Kendall Grove +155
-In TUF 3′s middleweight finals, Ed Herman opens up as a slight favorite over Kendall Grove, but not by as much as some expected.
Sam Stout -125
Kenny Florian -105
-The line is almost even on this fight, with Sam Stout having just the slightest edge in the odds.
Keith Jardine -475
Wilson Gouveia +375
-After a close decision loss to Stephan Bonnar last time out, Keith Jardine opens up as a big favorite over Wilson Gouveia.
Rory Singer -275
Ross Pointon +225
-It’s actually a bit of a shock that Rory Singer isn’t a bigger favorite in this fight, given the fact that Ross Pointon has a 4-6 record in MMA (or 4-8 if you count his two losses during the filming of TUF 3).
Kalib Starnes -800
Danny Abaddi +500
-Kalib Starnes opens up as the biggest favorite on the entire card, even bigger than Michael Bisping. This is likely based on the fact that Starnes was able to fight a competitive fight against Kendall Grove in the TUF 3 semi-finals, despite the fact that Starnes suffered major injuries before and during the fight.
Luigi Fioravanti -160
Solomon Hutcherson +130
-This fight opens with Luigi Fioravanti as just the slight favorite. Fioravanti lasted 15 minutes with Chris Leben in his previous UFC fight.
Matt Hamill -525
Jesse Forbes +425
-This fight has the same exact opening line as Bisping vs. Haynes, with Matt Hamill as the favorite over Jesse Forbes.
Wes Combs -500
Mike Nickels +400
-In the first fight with a TUF 3 contestant versus a non-TUF 3 contestant, the TUF 3 contestant looks to be overmatched. Wes Combs, who has a 12-0 record in MMA, opens as the betting favorite in his UFC debut.