Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin will do battle on Saturday night in the headline bout of UFC 115 odds in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It will be the first bout for Liddell in almost 14 months and unless he wins it will likely be his last. UFC President Dana White has said that Liddell must win or his career in the UFC is probably over. Liddell is 21-7 in his career but he has lost four of his last five fights.
Franklin is a -150 favorite at SBG Global.
Franklin comes into this bout with a record of 27-5 but he was knocked out by Vitor Belfort in his last fight. That same result could happen against Liddell if he is not careful. The “Iceman” will look to keep this fight upright and Franklin may be willing to oblige. Liddell is said to be in great shape for this fight and with his UFC future at stake, he should be very motivated. Liddell and Franklin could decide to trade punches and Liddell would have the advantage if that happens. The other big fight on Saturday on the main card has Pat Barry going up against his idol Mirko “Cro Cop” Filopovic. Barry is the up and coming fighter while Cro Cop has seen better days. Barry is a -160 favorite at SBG.
Also on the main card it is Paulo Thiago vs. Martin Kampmann, Ben Rothwell vs. Gilbert Yvel and Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald. The bout between Thiago and Kampmann could be one of the better ones on the UFC betting card. The winner of this fight could be headed for another main event bout against Thiago Alves. Thiago is a -260 favorite at SBG. The other two main event bouts could be slugfests as Rothwell goes up against Yvel while Condit battles the undefeated MacDonald. Rothwell was destroyed last time out against Cain Velasquez while Yvel was pummeled by Junior dos Santos.
The two bouts on Spike TV on the preliminary card will be Tyson Griffin taking on Evan Dunham and Mac Danzig facing Matt Wiman. The other four fights on the preliminary card have David Loiseau vs. Mario Miranda, James Wilks vs. Peter Sobotta, Ricardo Funch vs. Claude Patrick and Mike Pyle vs. Jesse Lennox.