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UFC Fight Night 85: Latest Vegas odds, lines and betting guide for 'Hunt vs Mir'

Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC Fight Night 85, which is set to hit Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia, this weekend (Sat., March 19, 2016), including best bets, underdogs, favorites, and much more!

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Combined age: 77. Combined decision wins: Six.

Two Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and combat sports Heavyweight veterans with appetites for destruction crash Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia, this Saturday evening (March 19, 2016) when Mark Hunt and Frank Mir headline UFC Fight Night 85.

In addition, Hector Lombard returns from suspension to face Neil Magny at Welterweight and Jake Matthews squares off with Johnny Case in a clash of blue-chip prospects.

We had a bit of a rough go of things in our last column, so let's see if we can't turn things around.

UFC Fight Night 85 Odds For The Under Card:

Alan Jouban (-485) vs. Brendan O'Reilly (+385)
Daniel Hooker (-200) vs. Mark Eddiva (+385)
Leslie Smith (-160) vs. Rin Nakai (+140)
Richard Walsh (-110) vs. Viscardi Andrade (-110)
Chad Laprise (-120) vs. Ross Pearson (EVEN)
Alan Patrick (-250) vs. Damien Brown (+210)

Thoughts: I’m thinking underdogs this time around; more specifically, Rin Nakai and Ross Pearson.

Nakai is definitely a limited fighter -- she’s undersized for Bantamweight and a non-factor on the feet. The thing is, despite her height, Smith isn’t that big, either -- she fought at 125 pounds in Invicta before joining UFC. Further, she’s not a good ring cutter and doesn’t use her height very effectively.

I think Nakai can grind her down, so a few on the "Queen of Pancrase" makes sense.

If you want to get statistical about it, Pearson will beat Laprise because he’s alternated wins and losses in his last seven fights and recently lost a decision. In terms of actual technical analysis, I’m not convinced of Laprise’s durability and there’s nothing about his game that suggest he can shut down Pearson’s boxing as others have before.

Therefore, a bit on the Brit makes sense.

UFC Fight Night 85 Odds For The Main Card:

Mark Hunt (-170) vs. Frank Mir (+150)
Neil Magny (-130) vs. Hector Lombard (+110)
Johnny Case (-115) vs. Jake Matthews (-105)
Antonio Carlos Jr. (-550) vs. Daniel Kelly (+425)
James Te Huna (-255) vs. Steve Bosse (+215)
Seo Hee Ham (-125) vs. Bec Rawlings (+105)

Thoughts: The man of the hour this time around -- who will be a much better man of the hour than the last one -- is Johnny Case, who for a brief time was an underdog but is still a value.

Jake Matthews is murderous from top position -- he’s made that much obvious. However, he is still a work-in-progress in the wrestling and striking departments, not to mention the fact that he got dropped by a very limited striker in Akbarh Arreola. Case is a man who I believe has the skills to crack the division’s top tiers and his striking and takedown defense are more than enough to shut down the Aussie.

As far as the others, Seo Hee Ham seems like a solid pick. Rawlings hasn’t fought in nearly one year and has never been all that impressive as a professional, while Ham has proven a very capable brawler. She seems like a solid investment, especially if you parlay her with someone like Antonio Carlos Jr. for positive odds.

UFC Fight Night 85 Best Bets:

  • Single bet -- Rin Nakai: Bet $30 to make $42
  • Parlay -- Ross Pearson and Johnny Case: Bet $40 to make $109.6
  • Parlay -- Seo Hee Ham and Antonio Carlos Jr.: Bet $30 to make $33.90

Everything's dangerous "Down Under and the fighters are no different. See you Saturday, Maniacs!

Remember that will deliver live UFC Fight Night 85 results on fight night, 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.

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