The UFC 117 betting competition is all about the Main Event. That’s the icing on the cake of these MMA wagering events. Everyone wants to see the big names and the big starts in the UFC odds go head to head and defend their titles. And for the most part the Main Events are generally terrific and the UFC 117 Main Event between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen could be another in a long line of entertaining UFC Main Event betting matches.
But the meat and potatoes of any UFC odds contest are always the Preliminary Card. This is where the up and coming superstars of MMA betting, the fighters that will one day be featured in the Main Events, are given the chance to showcase their talents and let the sports betting world know what they’re all about.
In the UFC 117 betting prelim card there are a number of intriguing fighters trying to fight their way onto the Main Card. What stands out among this crew of MMA betting combatants is the fact that there are so many Welterweight bouts. In fact, if you like to wager on welterweights than this is the UFC odds event for you.
Three of the six prelim fights at the UFC 117 betting event are all welterweight matchups. Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story leads off the event followed by another all American matchup between Charlie Brenneman and Johny Hendricks and the third and final fight is another spar between Americans Ben Saunders and Dennis Hallman.
Granted these six fighters from the US aren’t exactly the most intriguing bunch of welterweights in the history of the UFC betting action but between these three UFC 117 betting matchups MMA fans are in for a real treat.
Rick Story is a talented fighter and with a win would not only be bumped back to UFC Main Card status but could also be back in the mix for a UFC title shot with another win or two. But the most exciting of this bunch of welterweights in no doubt Johny Hendricks. This Oklahoma native is an exciting young fighter that like most Americans in MMA has a wrestling background. SO far through eight MMA betting bouts he’s a perfect 8-0, including his three most recent UFC odds events.
It might not be that farfetched to see Hendricks headlining his own UFC betting event in the near future.