UFC 136 Odds: The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, will be the site for the best fight card of the year to date. Tonight, there will be two UFC titles on the line, and a heck of a bunch of other must-see fights, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship celebrates its 136th event in style! The main card at UFC 136 Betting Odds is set to get underway tonight at 9 PM ET on Pay-Per-View. However, don’t forget that the UFC 136 free preliminary fights begin at 5:45 PM ET on the UFC’s FACEBOOK PAGE followed by more free bouts on SPIKE TV at 8 PM ET.
Once the main card gets going, fireworks will begin flying. The first bout scheduled to air live on PPV this evening matches up two terrific 155-pounders, as (46-9-3, 1 NC) Melvin Guillard [-500] will take on UFC 136 Odds underdog, (20-6-0) Joe Lauzon [+350]. This fight is sure will have tremendous implications in the UFC lightweight division, as well as in tonight’s bonuses. Definitely a great fight to watch!
The second bout on the main card promises to be a slugfest, as the always, excitingly wild (19-7-1) Leonard Garcia [+175] takes on former TUF 12 cast-member, and UFC 136 Odds favorite, (16-10-0) Nam Phan [-225].
This will be the second time that these 145-pounders meet in the cage, following a controversial decision in Garcia’s favor. The judges gave the “Bad Boy” the victory, despite the fact that the Vietnamese was the clear victor.
The third bout on tonight’s UFC 136 schedule is sure to bring the house down! Fighting for a right to take on UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, former No.1 contender and UFC 136 Odds favorite, (11-3-0) Chael Sonnen [-175] will take on a rising star in the UFC in ex-WEC title-holder, (26-10-1) Brian Stann [+215]. This is a fight that could easily be a headliner in any UFC PPV event, and is my personal favorite one to see!
We finally reach the two main events of the evening, which will be for the 145 lbs. and 155-pound crowns! The first main event of the night will be a fight I will be watching closely to see if top-three p4p, (19-1-0) Jose Aldo [-500] can weather the (16-5-0) Kenny Florian [+350] storm. Despite being the underdog in this fight, we’ve all seen what Kenflo can do in the cage.
Can Florian ultimately get over the hump and win a UFC title — something that eluded him his entire UFC career? Is 145-lbs the place where he will finally become a UFC champion after so many tries at 155?
“I see a guy who hasn’t been pushed,” Florian said of the Brazilian. “He’s faced a lot of opponents who have been intimidated. I don’t think he’s faced anybody like me. He’s faced a lot of guys who haven’t done a lot of great things in the sport, the exception being Urijah Faber. But Faber didn’t match up well against him. I’m going to have tremendous reach on him (four inches), and a different set of skills and experiences.”
The UFC 136 night will close out with a trilogy for the ages. Seeking closure more than anything else, reigning lightweight champion, (13-1-1) Frankie “The Answer” Edgar [-140] battles the only man to beat him in his MMA career, The Bully, (11-0-1, 1 NC) Gray Maynard [+110]. This would be the third time these fighters will meet in the Octagon, but only the second time for 155-pound supremacy.
After losing a unanimous decision to Maynard in 2008, the ever-underrated Edgar went on a tear, winning five consecutive fights over the who’s-who of MMA. Before fighting Maynard to a draw the second time around, Edgar had defeated names like: Hermes Franca, (former UFC champion) Sean Sherk, Matt Veach, and ex-welterweight/lightweight title-holder, BJ Penn, twice.
Edgar hopes the third time is the charm, as he takes on a guy he just can’t seem to figure out. Can Edgar finally avenge his only pro loss, or will Maynard prove that he has always been better then Edgar by taking his title this evening? These little guys are guaranteed to put on a quite a spectacle with so much riding in this fight!
“We put our lives into this,” Maynard said. “At least I do. I put everything into going after that belt, and I didn’t get it. It hurts. There is no good feeling coming out of that. I put everything I had into that training camp and into that fight, because I wanted to win the belt. No matter what happened in the fight, no matter what me or you or anyone else thinks, I didn’t get the belt. That hurts.”
The rest of the UFC 136 Odds go as follow:
Tiequan Zhang [-145] vs Darren Elkins [+115]
Steve Cantwell [-160] vs Mike Massenzio [+130]
Aaron Simpson [-400] vs Eric Schafer [+300]
Stipe Miocic [-300] vs Joey Beltran [+240]
Anthony Pettis [-325] vs Jeremy Stephens [+250]
Demian Maia [-300] vs Jorge Santiago [+230]