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Michael Bisping Tabbed Early Favorite by Oddsmakers over ‘Mayhem’ at TUF 14 Finale

Michael BispingIn six months, Michael Bisping (21-3) and Jason”Mayhem” Miler (24-7) will meet in the Octagon, and the first odds released establish Bisping as a sizable favorite.  According to , Bisping is deemed a -225 favorite, while the underdog Miller sits at +185.

Bisping and Miller, the coaches on the 14th season of the Ultimate Fighter, are scheduled to face each other on the show’s finale on December 3rd in Las Vegas.

Bisping has won three straight since a February 2010 loss to Wanderlei Silva.  Wins over Dan Miller, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and Jorge Rivera solidified his status as a middleweight title contender.  Strikeforce and DREAM veteran Miller, acquired by the UFC in April, has not fought since a September submission win over Kazushi Sakuraba.

Both fighters are no strangers to controversy.  At UFC 127,  Bisping tagged Rivera with a vicious  illegal knee and later engaged in a heated post-fight confrontation with Rivera and his cornermen.  Miller, the colorful host of MTV’s “Bully Beatdown,” instigated a nationally televised post-fight brawl during the CBS broadcast of Strikeforce: Nashville in April 2010.

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