Well as UFC 71 draws near sports betting services are starting to release their preliminary lines for the May 26th event. Here are the odds BetUS.com is offering:
Chuck Liddell (-260) vs. Quinton Jackson (+200)
As much as I would like to see Liddell win this fight Jackson at +200 is a great buy. Even casual UFC fans know this fight is going to be very close and getting Jackson at this price seems like a steal. My early recommendation would be to put some money on Jackson but hold off on making your full bet. With these lines still being very early we could see Rampage’s odds go up or down so a full play is still a little ways off.
Karo Parisyan (-350) vs. Josh Burkman (+250)
Another underdog play here on Burkman in my eyes. Parisyan is 1-1 in his last two bouts after falling to Diego Sanchez then beating Drew Fickett but boasts a more experienced MMA record than Burkman earning him the favorite in the odds. Burkman on the othe hand has won 2 straight after losing to Jon Fitch. I like Burkman at +250 and hope the line goes above +300. Right now he is a solid buy but would become a lock if his number moves north of +300.