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Added August 10th, 2012 by Matt

UFC 150 Best Bets

Sports Untapped’s free picks and best bets for UFC 150…

Let’s start with the main event. Frankie Edgar is basically the real-life MMA version of Rocky. Undersized in his weight-class, takes a ton of punishment but you can never count him out.

But I don’t see him winning this fight. Henderson is a middleweight in a lightweight body, and is as well-rounded as they come. He nullifies all of Edgar’s strengths, and if Edgar does take Henderson down, he won’t be able to keep him there.

I think at -200 Henderson is the best bet of the night.

The demise of Jake Shields has been greatly exaggerated. Sure he couldn’t mount much offense against GSP and hasn’t looked spectacular since coming to the UFC, but Shields is still an upper-level fighter in his division.

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Added July 20th, 2012 by Matt

UFC 149: Best Bets

UFC 149 goes down on Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Canada. Here are Sports Untapped’s best bets for the event.

Let’s start with the main event. Renan Barao is younger, faster and a more-polished striker than Urijah Faber. I’m not saying that it will be a Faber/Aldo II, but Faber is in for a beating. Barao at -200 is an outstanding bet. The bigger question is: what happens to Faber after he loses?

Cheick Kongo can’t seem to win the big fight. He’s lost to Mir, Velasquez and Mark Hunt dating back to 2009, but does well against that next tier of the division. With Big Nog sidelined for this bout the UFC called in Shawn Jordan. Jordan has wins in Strikeforce, Bellator and the UFC, but Kongo is a level above him, at least at present. I love Kongo at -105.

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Added February 28th, 2012 by Matt

Bellator Kicks Off New Season with Curran vs. Warren Title Fight

Bellator kicks off it’s new season on March 9 with a killer title fight. Joe Warren will battle Pat Curran for the featherweight championship.

Curran has a slight edge in that he won’t have to travel far for this bout. He trains with cousin and UFC fighter Jeff Curran at Team Curran in Crystal Lake, IL. He’s currently listed as -350 for this fight, and even at that number I love Curran. I think he will knock out Warren early in this fight. I can see Curran dropping Warren with either a power right, or even with a knee as Warren shoots in for a take down.

Either way, Curran is the pick and it’s great to have Bellator back for a new season.

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Added January 30th, 2012 by Matt

UFC 143 Free Pick & Preview

The UFC heads back to Las Vegas for UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit, airing this Saturday night on Pay-per-view. The winner of the main event becomes the UFC interim welterweight champion, while Georges St. Pierre heals from a torn ACL.

This card also features Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum. I’ve seen Nelson anywhere from -110 to +110 and I think either one of them is a steal. Werdum has said he will either knockout Nelson or get KO’d by him. He’s not knocking out Roy Nelson.

Even if Werdum doesn’t opt for that gameplan, I don’t expect a different outcome. Nelson is a high-level ground fighter and it’s doubtful Werdum can submit him. With Nelson being light years ahead of Werdum in striking, the easy choice here is Nelson.

Here’s the extended video preview of UFC 143, and we’ll have more free picks later this week.

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Added January 12th, 2012 by Matt

UFC Rio Free Pick: Aldo vs. Mendes The UFC returns to Brazil with the featherweight title on the line. Find out who we like our free pick for the Aldo vs. Mendes fight.

Added November 18th, 2011 by Matt

UFC 139 Free Picks Sports Untapped's free picks for UFC 139: Shogun vs. Rua.

Added November 11th, 2011 by Matt

UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos Free Picks Sports Untapped's free picks for the UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos event.

Added October 26th, 2011 by Matt

UFC 137 Free Picks

Added October 8th, 2011 by Matt

UFC 136 Free Picks We've gone 10-3 over the last 3 UFC events, so we hope you take advantage of our UFC 136 free picks.

Added September 30th, 2011 by Matt

UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson Free Picks UFC Live: Cruz vs. Johnson preview window, followed by our free picks for the main card.