Unlike some past UFC events, UFC 114 on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas features a really good card. It is highlighted by a light heavyweight battle between Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. This is one occasion in the UFC where the fighters truly don’t like one another. Sometimes fighters put on a show for the media but these two simply can’t stand one another and that should make for a great headline bout on Saturday night. The UFC odds on this fight at SBG Global are a close as you can get at a pick.
Jackson has the star power and the talent but he doesn’t always show up with a full effort. He put off his MMA odds career for a few months to play B.A. Baracus in the A-Team movie that comes out next month. The question in this fight is whether Jackson is in shape and motivated to win. That is not an issue with Evans. He always gives a premier effort even though he doesn’t have the talent of Jackson. This fight is all about Jackson’s power vs. the speed and intelligence of Evans. If Evans can avoid trading punches with Jackson he can win. If he makes a mistake and gets caught then he loses. This fight is really that simple.
While Evans vs. Jackson is really shaping up to be a great fight, it is not the only one on the UFC 114 card. There are a total of 11 bouts in UFC 114 and all of the odds are available at SBG Global. Also on the main card it is Antonio Rogerio Nogueira facing Jason Brilz. Nogueira is a heavy favorite to dispatch of Brilz easily. Michael Bisping is about a 2-1 favorite over Dan Miller while Todd Duffee is a big favorite against Mike Russow. Also on the main card it is Diego Sanchez a 2-1 favorite against undefeated John Hathaway.
The undercard begins with two fights on Spike TV. It is Amir Sadollah a slight favorite against Dong Hyun Kim and Efrain Escudero a big favorite against Dan Lauzon. Also on the undercard it is Jesse Forbes vs. Ryan Jensen, Luiz Cane vs. Cyrille Diabate, Aaron Riley vs. Joe Brammer and Melvin Guillard vs. Waylon Lowe.