By JOHN SPECHT
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
As UFC 113 quickly approaches, we will begin to take a look at the moneyline on some of the fights that have the best chance of netting a decent return, and as always, the “moneyline underdog pick of the night.” Lets begin…
Alright, lets get Kimbo Slice vs. Matt Mitrione out of the way first. And I'm only covering it because it will get huge coverage. Both fighters come in almost even with Slice at -120 and Matt Mitrione at a -110. As close as this one is, and for the small amount of money won for what you have to wager, I would not personally bet on this one. As per the above noted lines, you would have to wager $1.20 on Kimbo Slice to earn $1, which would be $4.17 in winnings for every $5 wagered. For Mitrione it would be $1 for every $1.10 wagered.
Not really worth it on that one in my opinion. On to the cards co-main event…
I love the chances for making some money (legally) on this one, AND the possiblity of seeing Josh Koscheck get KO'd in his fight with Paul “Semtex” Daley. The heavy hitter Daley coming in as an underdog at a +190, with Josh Koscheck the favorite at a -250, earning only a dollar for every $2.50 wagered. This one is worth risking 3-5 percent of your total bankroll and is my UFC 113 “moneyline pick of the night.”
For the last fight profiled in this piece from this UFC's card, we will look at another great chance at some free money, as we like to keep these articles about good shots to make money, and not so much how good of a fight it will be. We are lucky though, because Patrick “The Predator” Cote vs. Alan “The Talent” Belcher could give us both. Cote comes in as the underdog at a +105 ($5 bet=$5.25). You have to love Cote's chances in this one, even coming off an extended layoff against the always game Alan Belcher.
And as always, NEVER risk more than 3-5% of your total bankroll, no matter how much of a “sure thing” it is. Good Luck!