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It’s fight week again! This Saturday is UFC on Fuel TV: Nogueira vs. Werdum. It features nearly a full card of exciting Brazilian fighters who are either up and coming or are already known. Also on the card is the final match-up to decide TUF: Brazil Season 2’s Welterweight winner! It looks to be quite an exciting card so let’s get to it!

*Betting odds are from fantasy MMA betting site MMAPlayground

Betting Odds

Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira +215
Fabricio Werdum -240

William “Patolino” Macario -100
Leonardo Santos -125

Thiago Silva -105
Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante -120

Eddie Mendez +215
Daniel Sarafian -250

Jason “The Kansas City Bandit” High +580
Erick Silva -620

Mike “The Warrior” Wilkinson +390
Rony “Jason” Bezzera -430

Vaughan Lee +390
Raphael Assuncao -430

Derek Brunson +325
Ronny “Ronny Markes” Marki Sales Da Silva -360

Godofredo “Pepe” Castro -100
Felipe “Sertanejo” Arantes -125

Antonio Braga-Neto -100
Anthony “Lionheart” Smith -130

Rodrigo Damm -110
Mizuto “Pugnus” Hirota -120

Caio “Hellboy” Magalhaes +190
Karlos “The terminator” Vemola -220

Leandro “Buscape” Silva +560
Ildemar Alcantra -600

Smart Bets

Derek Brunson over Ronny Markes at +325 – While Markes may be on an impressive 3 fight win streak in the UFC, Derek Brunson is no joke. Because Markes is not a finisher and likes to grind fights out, he’s susceptible to being overpowered and out-grinded himself. This fight will truly be determined by who is better-conditioned and who can physically impose their will, and when you look at that, Brunson has a very strong case in this fight.

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Jason High over Erick Silva at +580 – This pick right here probably takes the cake for best pick of the night. Jason High is coming in as a huge underdog against Erick Silva. Silva has been hyped up and promoted as being a future champion because of his talents, but what’s easy to forget is how young he is and how much he still has to learn. He’s taking on a very experienced veteran in Jason High who has had to smash up and coming prospects in his career before. High is a very talented fighter who hasn’t spent much time in the UFC, but will be looking to make a huge return against Erick Silva.

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Thank you all for reading! There aren’t many smart bets on this card, as most fighters featured are fairly inexperienced, but stay tuned for more coverage! Have a great week!