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Old 04-17-2009, 06:02 PM
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I'm liking Cheick Kongo over Antoni Hardonk. It should go off around -280 at most places, and that's worth it. The UFC wants Kongo to do well because he is an exciting stand up guy at heavyweight, something they don't have enough of. He has struggled against guys with good wrestling who can hold him down for a decision, and that characterizes his 2 decision losses in the UFC. Hardonk ain't that guy. Hardonk's stand up isn't bad either, but my gut tells me Kongo will bully him around and perhaps punish him in the clinch.

Anderson Silva is understandably a huge favorite against Thales Leites, but you may not be thrilled to spend -560 or so. Consider getting Silva inside of 5 rounds, which is -300 at 5dimes. Silva has never been taken the distance in the UFC, and his fights end violently. If you think he's going to win, you probably think he'll win in under the 5 round max (this is a championship fight).
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Old 04-17-2009, 11:42 PM
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Ill be on both of those.. both seem like sound reasoning.
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