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We fight fans have been on a little bit of a break since the crazy hectic month of April, but that’s alright! After a couple weeks without MMA action, we will be brought an exciting FX card featuring lots of interesting match ups. Allow me to give you the current betting odds according to fantasy betting site mmaplayground.com:

Betting Odds

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort -105
Luke Rockhold -130

Chris Camozzi +640
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza -680

Rafael Dos Anjos -115
Evan Dunham -125

Azamat Gashimov +205
John Lineker -240

Mike “The Wolverine” Rio +170
Francisco Trinaldo -200

Roger “The Hulk” Hollett +390
Fabio Maldanado -440

John Cholish +600
Gleison Tibau -640

Jussier “Formiga” Da Silva -105
Chris “Kamikaze” Cariaso -125

Jeremy Larsen +115
Lucas “Mineiro” Martins -150

Nik “The Carnie” Lentz -100
Hacran “Barnabe” Dias -130

Iliarde Santos +560
Yuri “Marajo” Alcantra -600

Michel-Richard “Trator” Dos-Prazeres +325
Paulo Thiago -345

Joao “The Brazilian Samurai” Zeferino +580
Rafael “Sapo” Natal -620

Smart Bets

Chris Cariaso over Jussier Formiga – This featherweight bout will feature two fighters currently coming off of losses. Cariaso’s loss to title-challenger John Moraga, and Formiga’s loss to former title-challenger John Dodson. Don’t expect to make a big profit off either of these guys, but I’m definitely leaning towards Cariaso in this one. Cariaso is a smart bet for one reason; better competition. He’s fought some of the toughest guys in the sport including; Renan Barao, Michael McDonald, and Takeya Mizugaki. He’s more experienced, and should be a decent pick in this fight.

Rafael dos Anjos over Evan Dunham – Even though Dunham has faced the stiffer competition through-out his career, and has been farther up the ranks than dos Anjos, I still believe Rafael makes himself out to be a very smart pick. When you look at where these fighters have been compared to where they are, it’s undeniable that Anjos is in a better spot. Dunham is exciting, and talented, but being 3-2 in his last 5 is not as impressive as Anjos’s 4-1 (That one loss being a split decision). I’d take Anjos over Dunham as he has been on a tear lately, while Dunham seems to be struggling to find his step.

Chris Camozzi over Jacare Souza –

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Camozzi is coming in as the biggest underdog of the card at +640, but that’s great incentive to place small but risky bet on him. Camozzi, first of all, is a striker. That happens to be Souza’s weakest point of his game. Ontop of that, he’s a very fluid striker who knows how to stick-and-move, and confuse his opponents. Does that bring back memories of Souza vs. Rockhold? Because it should! Also keep in mind that Camozzi is coming in on short notice; Souza was originally scheduled to face Costa Phillippou, a hard-hitting boxer with lots of knockout power. Now, he’s facing a fluid, agile striker who is on an impressive 4 fight win streak. Camozzi stands a decent chance in this fight. Read more about Camozzi stepping in here

That’s all for my coverage folks! Have a wonderful day, and prepare for fight night!
-Hodgi