UFC 137 BJ Penn vs Nick Diaz Betting Odds

UFC is back for a Halloween weekend event when BJ Penn welcomes Nick Diaz back to the UFC, we have the latest live UFC Betting Odds and when they are released we list the latest Betting Odds for Fight, KO and Submission of the Night (UFC Prop Betting Odds), they usually go live shortly after the UFC 137 weigh-ins. (select the Preview Tab to continue reading and view the video)

UFC 137 Preview & Video Predictions

October 29th, 2011 will mark the UFC return of Nick Diaz as he battles former UFC Welterweight and Lightweight champion BJ The Prodigy Penn in the main event of UFC 137.

From ’03 to ’06 Diaz compiled a 6-4 record in the UFC, earning notable wins over Robbie Lawler, Josh Neer, and Gleison Tibau. Since his departure from the company he has gone 11-1-1, 6-0 in Strikeforce with 5 finishes, capturing the Strikeforce Welterweight title and defending it on 3 occasions.

BJ Penn will be looking to rebound from a draw against perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch. Penn won the opening two rounds, but was thoroughly dominated in the third resulting in a 10-8 on the scorecards and a draw. Prior to the Fitch fight, the Prodigy made an explosive return to the 170 pound division, knocking out the former champion Matt Hughes in 21 seconds.

Head to head, Penn and Diaz match up incredibly well and should provide an entertaining fight. Both competitors are well rounded with effective, yet vastly different striking styles and equally solid submissions skills, and each man is a proven finisher with a combine 34 finishes.

In the co main event of the evening Matt Mitrione will endeavor to continue is climb up the heavyweight rankings as he takes on UFC veteran Cheick Kongo. Mitrione has fought all 5 of his professional bouts inside the octagon compiling an undefeated record with 4 knockouts, while Kongo will be making his 15th appearance under the UFC banner with a 9-4-1 record.

Both men last appeared at UFC Live: Kongo vs Barry in June; Mitrione’s had a dominant performance earning a late second round TKO victory over Christian Morecraft while Cheick Kongo defeated Pat Berry via first round knockout in a fight many believe will go down as one of the greatest comebacks of all time. Despite the fact neither Mitrione and Kongo carry the main event hype of a Brock Lesnar or a George St-Pierre, both are talented strikers with explosive power which will make for an exciting heavyweight slugfest.

UFC137 Main Card
B.J Penn vs Nick Diaz
Matt Mitrione vs Cheick Kongo
Roy Nelson vs Mirko Cro Cop
George Roop vs Hatsu Hioki

Televised Spike Prelims

Donald Cerrone vs Dennis Siver
Tyson Griffin vs Bart Palaszewski

Facebook Prelims

Scott Jorgensen vs Jeff Curran
Brandon Vera vs Elliot Marshall
Ramsey Nijem vs Danny Downes
Chris Camozzi vs Francis Carmont

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Taking a look at the rest of the card:

Mirko Cro Cop will enter the Octagon for potentially the final time as he battles Ultimate Fighter 10 winner Big Country Roy Nelson. Both men have suffered back to back defeats and will be looking to re-establish themselves in the division in impressive fashoin. The PPV will get started in the featherweight division as George Roop will welcome Hatsu Hioki to the UFC. Hioki will have great deal of hype entering this fight; he has been long considered one of the best featherweights in the world. Hioki will have his eyes firmly fixated on the current champion Jose Aldo, while George Roop will attempt to win back to back fights for the first time since starting his WEC/UFC career.

The Spike Prelims:

Headlining the televised portion of the card, lightweights Dennis Siver and Donald Cowboy Cerrone will clash with title aspirations on the line. Each man is riding an impressive winning streak and could parlay a victory in this fight into a spot in a number one contenders match in the uber competitive Lightweight division. Former Lightweight and long time UFC competitor Tyson Griffin will attempt to continue his success at featherweight when me battles WEC veteran Bart Palaszewski. Palaszewski will be making his promotional debut after going 4-3 in the WEC, while Tyson Griffin’s victory over former title contender Manny Gamburyan got his featherweight career off to a solid start.

The Facebook prelims:

The last man to challenge for the WEC Bantamweight title will be in action as Scott Jorgensen takes on veteran Jeff Curran. Brandon Vera and Elliot Marshall will meet in a light heavyweight battle that could cost the loser his spot on the roster. Ramsey Nijem will make his first appearance after falling to Tony Ferguson in the finals of the Ultimate fighter, as he battles another talented prospect in Danny Downes. Finally Chris Camozzi will make his return to the octagon welcoming France’s Francis Carmont as he makes his first UFC appearance.

UFC 137: Penn vs Diaz may have lost a Welterweight title fight but still boasts an exciting series of fights that is sure to impress from start to finish. Make sure you check out Kamikaze Overdrive MMA Predictions for all of your UFC 137 prediction needs. [/tabs_panel] [/sws_ui_tabs]

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