Tonight (Sat., Nov. 12, 2011) is a historic night. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) invades the network television airwaves with its initial UFC on FOX broadcast from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Though the card is packed full of fights that are sure to have fight fans -- new and old -- on their feet for the majority of the evening, only one fight will be broadcast on FOX, beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
The main event, Cain Velasquez vs Junior dos Santos, will be on full display. It's an advertisement to the mainstream world. It's a reason to start watching mixed martial arts (MMA), specifically the UFC's brand, for all of those who were previously unbelievers.
There's no telling what will actually happen. That's because in this unpredictable sport, anything can and often does happen. It's hard to say who will win, how and when it will occur in the fight, which is scheduled for five championship rounds. However, those minor details never stop us from speculating.
After the jump, check out the full and round-by-round odds (via Bodog.com) for "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos:"
For all you "prop bet"-loving Maniacs out there, this is the information you need to make a well-though out "investment" in tonight's historic action.
First off, there's the overall picture. Currently, the overall odds are:
Dos Santos: +155
Interested in wagering on how this fight will finish? Here's what the odds look like for the "Result Props:"
Cain Velasquez wins inside distance: 5/6
Cain Velasquez wins by five round decision: 4/1
Junior dos Santos wins inside distance: 14/5
Junior dos Santos wins by 5 round decision: 8/1
As you can see, the general consensus in the gambling community is that Velasquez will finish this fight inside the allotted five-round time period. But, if you a challenge and crave some adventure, you could win a buck or two by wagering that "Cignao" gets the finish before it's all said and done.
If you're really brave (and want to make a prospective killing), bet on this fight ending in a draw. We don't recommend it. You'd probably be better served by going out and buying yourself a lottery ticket.
The oddsmakers have also examined the odds regarding which round will be the round that sees this fight end. Here's what they came up with:
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos completes 1 full round: -300
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos won't complete 1 full round: +200
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos completes 2 full rounds: -110
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos won't complete 2 full rounds: -110
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos completes 3 full rounds: +140
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos won't complete 3 full rounds: -200
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos completes 4 full rounds: +200
Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos won't complete 4 full rounds: -300
So there it is. Those are the full and detailed "prop bet" odds for "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos." For a more detailed UFC on FOX 1 betting guide and analysis, which inclues the best bets to make and the bets to avoid, be sure to check out our "UFC on FOX: Odds and betting guide for 'Velasquez vs dos Santos'" post right here.
Will any of you fine Maniacs be making any prop bet wagers this evening? Please, do tell.
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver live UFC on FOX results later tonight, which is as good a place as any to talk about all the action inside the Octagon, as well as what you've got riding on the sportsbook.
See you soon!