UFC betting fans have seen all kinds of interesting matchups over the years as this sport has grown from humble beginnings a few years back and developed into a multi-billion dollar global sports betting empire. And over the years the sport has developed a handful of successful fighters with broad sports betting appeal. Among this small group of gifted and popular fighters an even more exclusive group of fighters has emerged as true legends of MMA betting.
Chuck Liddell is one of those select UFC odds stars and without risk of hyperbole is arguably the most popular fighter in the history of UFC betting.
And so as he prepares to climb into the Octagon yet again, at the age of 40 years old to headline the UFC 115 betting odds there will be overwhelming support for him to win from nostalgic fans and UFC odds bettors that would love to see the ‘old man’ get another UFC betting victory before he rides off into the sunset.
As proof of Liddell’s still immense popularity among UFC odds aficionados the General Motors Palace in Vancouver, BC is sold out as fans are hoping to get at least one last look at the hall of famer in action. But it’s not just the fact that Arena sold out, it’s that it sold in minutes and broke the record for the fastest sell out of arena in UFC betting history.
Even though Liddell has lost 4 of his last 5 UFC odds fights, he’s noticeably slower and lacks the knockout power he once had, fans still love him. And so the man who has to fight Liddell in the UFC 115 betting action, Rich Franklin, will not only be fighting Liddell, but he’ll also be fighting against the wishes of Liddell’s army of supporters.
For all intense purposes Franklin should win this UFC 115 betting matchup. He’s no spring chicken either, but at 36 this once top contender’s skills haven’t diminished to the extent that Liddell’s have and he’s 4-2 in his most recent UFC betting events.
But even if Franklin defeats Liddell he’ll still be a loser in the eyes of most UFC betting fans. In what seems for all intents and purposes to be Liddell’s farewell match nobody wants to see him knocked out by a career contender. And that’s why no matter happens at the UFC 115 Main Event poor Rich Franklin can’t win.