UFC 147 Las Vegas Odds: Fabricio Werdum vs Mike Russow
Thursday, June 21, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
Fabricio Werdum has been one of the top Heavyweight fighters in MMA for nearly half a decade now, yet he always seems to take a step back every time he gets himself in a title contender situation against a top-ranked opponent. At UFC 147 Werdum will not be facing a top contender, but he will be in the Octagon against an NCAA wrestler with a record of 15-1-1. Bet on UFC 147 with Bovada Sportsbook.
Werdum will face Chicago policeman Mike Russow in what promises to be a great battle between two well-rounded fighters. Russow is currently on an 11-fight win streak but will be taking a big step up in competition against Werdum.
Oddsmakers at Bovada don’t like Russow’s chances and currently have him handicapped as the +350 underdog. Despite good wrestling skills, Russow will likely not look to take the bout to the ground against one of the best jiu-jitsu fighters in the division.
The Bovada Sportsbook price on Werdum is currently -500 and has held steady since it was initially posted. The Brazilian is expected to be way too skilled for his opponent and should put on a great show in front of a friendly crowd in his home country.
Russow’s best chance to win would be to keep the fight standing, and if the opportunity presents itself take Werdum to the ground and then proceed to get out of his opponent’s guard and get the fight back to his feet.
Werdum will test his improved striking skills against Russow and look to wear him down until he can gain a favorable position on the ground. The big edge that Werdum has in this fight is that even from his back he will be able to end it at any point in the three rounds.
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