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UFC 147 Betting Preview Odds and Fight Card

Written by Michael Gordon   
Friday, 22 June 2012 07:37

UFC 147 Best OddsWhen one thinks of possible locations for a UFC event in Brazil, it quickly comes to mind the cities of Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. The next level of the UFC this Saturday 23 will be Belo Horizonte, a city of two million and half people that exhibits an interesting blend of traditionalism and modernity that make it an excellent venue for UFC 147. Join Now to Bet on this Game!

Mineirinho stadium, with capacity for twenty-five thousand spectators, will host one of the most boisterous fan bases in the world that lives and breathes MMA. Zelaznik Marshall, Director of International Development of the UFC, anticipates what will this new location:

¨ It's great for our fans and the UFC to bring events into new regions of Brazil. The UFC is exploding across the country, and Minas Gerais being the third largest state in the country, is the perfect place to do it. The shows received Mineirinho size and is located in a central area and tourist city. It will be a great experience for the fans ¨ Zelaznik stressed.

The UFC 147 has undergone a series of setbacks that have come to jeopardize the completion of the event in Brazil. Fortunately, after change of venue and injuries last moment, the billboard has begun to take shape with intriguing battle from start to finish.

The highlight of the evening will be the second chapter in the saga between Wanderlei The Axe Murderer ¨Silva and Rich Franklin Ace¨. The U.S. occupied the vacancy left by Vitor Belfort, who had to give way with a broken hand. Rich is a faithful servant of the UFC, willing to accept challenges that others evade:
¨ The UFC needed a main event. I received the call from my agent telling me that the organization needed me to fill a place in Brazil and take care of me ¨ Franklin said to the press.

The meeting was agreed at a weight of 195lbs in response to a special request of the American, who otherwise should have weight plummeted to reach 185lbs with only three weeks in advance. Franklin needs to adapt its strategy to a new opponent completely opposite characteristics to rival the original (Cung Lee).

¨ They are like day and night. One is left handed and the other conventional passive vs. aggressive. Their styles are completely opposite ¨, described Franklin Wanderlei comparing with Cung Lee.

Silva will look to avenge the defeat suffered by points back in June 2009 (UFC 99)
¨ It is a very good fight for me. I need to try to beat him this time. This time I need to finish before the deadline. I do not want to leave the decision up to the judges again. I do not want a decision, but if it comes, will be for me. Rich is a good competitor, southpaw with good punches and kicks, a comprehensive ¨ athlete, Wanderlei explained about his next opponent.

The biggest cheer of the night will take the place and crowd favorite, Mutant ¨ ¨ Cezar Ferreira. On Monday, ended the thirteenth chapter of TUF Brazil, we'll find out who will be contesting against the final.

UFC 147 Betting Odds & Fight Card:

Middleweight Bout

Wanderlei Silva +155

Rich Franklin -185

Middleweight Bout

Sergio Moraes +195

Cezar Ferreira -255

Featherweight Bout

Godofredo Castro +235

Rony Mariano -305

Heavyweight Bout

Mike Russow +350

Fabricio Werdum -500

Featherweight Bout

Hacran Dias +210

Yuri Alcantar -270

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