UFC 133 Odds and Predictions – Evans vs Ortiz

It has been over a month now without a UFC pay-per-view event, but this weekend UFC 133 is set to take place in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Centre. If you haven’t been following UFC 133 you may not know about the injuries. There have been a handful of injuries that have caused the UFC 133 card to be changed numerous times. Favourites are looking good this weekend, but make sure you check out the UFC 133 prop bets at the sportsbook you bet with. Below I have posted the UFC 133 odds, as well as my betting predictions for the bouts.

UFC 133 Main Event – Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz Odds & Predictions

• Rashad Evans -440
• Tito Ortiz +350

Rashad Evans (15-1-1) and Tito Ortiz (16-8-1) will meet in the cage for the 2nd time. Rashad and Tito already fought to a draw back in 2007, but now they’ll look to settle the score once and for all. Evans is the big favourite and should win this fight, but looked what happened at UFC132 with Ortiz and Bader. I think Bader might have been underestimating Ortiz and now that we’ve seen Ortiz has some left in the tank, I expect Evans to be ready for a good fight. Evans is by far the better fighter in almost every facet of mixed martial arts, but Ortiz could pull off another surprise stoppage.

• My Prediction – Rashad Evans -440


UFC 133 Main Card – Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama Odds & Predictions

• Vitor Belfort -300
• Yoshihiro Akiyama +250

Vitor Belfort (19-9) and Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-3) will meet in the co-main event at UFC133 this Saturday. Belfort is coming off of a loss against Anderson Silva, but I’m sure he’s ready to jump back into the cage and get into the win column. Akiyama was slated to be a superstar fighter from Japan, but things haven’t worked out across the ocean for him. Yoshihiro is 1-2 in the UFC with 2 straight losses and if everything goes according to plans he’ll have another loss and possibly be taken off the UFC roster.

• My Prediction – Vitor Belfort -300

UFC 133 Main Card – Costantinos Philippou vs. Jorge Rivera Odds & Predictions

• Costantinos Philippou +140
• Jorge Rivera -160

Jorge Rivera (18-7) and Costantinos Philippou (7-2) will fight on the main card this weekend. Philippou moved up to the main card after an injury to Alessio Sakara and I’m sure he’s hungry to pick off a tough veteran. These two guys are sluggers and should spend most of the fight swinging for the fences. I definitely think this fight will end with a TKO and I have a feeling that it’s going to be Rivera who picks up another win. Philippou is still inexperienced in the UFC and I think Rivera’s pressure will be too much for the Greek fighter to handle in the cage.

• My Prediction – Jorge Rivera -160

UFC 133 Main Card – Mike Pyle vs. Rory MacDonald Odds & Predictions

• Mike Pyle +240
• Rory MacDonald -280

Mike Pyle (21-7-1) and Rory MacDonald (11-1) are also on the main card at UFC133. Pyle is looking to stop another rising prospect in his tracks like he did last year, but I don’t think his tough talk will get him far with Rory. Pyle has been talking a lot leading up to this fight about him not being a stepping stone. While it’s true that he’s not a stepping stone, I don’t think he’s in the same league as MacDonald and I think he’ll be exposed this weekend. The only way I see Pyle winning is if Rory gets himself caught in a submission and can’t get out.

• My Prediction – Rory MacDonald -280

UFC 133 Main Card – Brian Ebersole vs. Dennis Hallman Odds & Predictions

• Brian Ebersole +105
• Dennis Hallman -125

Brian Ebersole (47-14-1) and Dennis Hallman (46-13-2) are no strangers inside the cage, but casual UFC fans might be scratching their heads trying to think of who these guys are. Both guys haven’t fought much in the UFC over their careers, but they’ve both been fighting for a long time. This fight could go either way. Ebersole is the better all around fighter in the cage, but Hallman is a submission specialist and Ebersole is known to get submitted often due to his weak submission defence.

• My Prediction – Dennis Hallman -125


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