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UFC 133 Evans vs. Ortiz Free Picks, Live Odds, & Predictions

August 3rd, 2011 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in UFC / Boxing   Comments Off on UFC 133 Evans vs. Ortiz Free Picks, Live Odds, & Predictions
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Complete List of UFC 133 Live Odds Can Be Found Below

This Saturday night is fight night at the Wells Fargo Center in the City of Brotherly Love, and we have some of the best MMA picks in the world as we dissect the UFC 133 live odds!

2011 UFC 133, Picks & Info
UFC 133 Date: Saturday, August 6th, 2011, 9:00 ET
UFC 133 Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
UFC 133 Main Event: Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz
UFC 133 Live TV Coverage – Network: Pay-Per-View

Making UFC 133 picks is going to be quite interesting in the bout between Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz. This is actually the third different fighter that Evans was scheduled to go up against in this bout, as both Jon Jones and Phil Davis pulled out of it previously. Ortiz fought Ryan Bader in a match that might have saved his career at the most recent UFC event, winning in just 1:56 with a guillotine choke, stopping a five match winless streak. Still, Evans is the hefty choice of the oddsmakers thanks to his pristine 15-1-1 mark. These two have already fought once in their careers back in 2007 at UFC 73, but that fight went to a draw. Now, with the form that both are in, it’s hard to see how Ortiz is even going to last the distance in this one, let alone be able to put up a fight for the ‘W’.

In the undercard, there are a number of other fantastic fights. The signature bout of the bunch is between Brazilian Vitor Belfort and Japanese native Yoshihiro Akiyama. Belfort just lost his chance at the UFC Middleweight Championship in February against Anderson Silva, a fight in which he was a heavy underdog, and now, he is going to hope to get back in the saddle in a very winnable fight. Akiyama has had three straight fantastic fights dating back to July 2009, all of which have gone near the distance. A loss by unanimous decision against Michael Bisping in the highlight fight of UFC 120 really set him back, and he is expected to struggle in this fight as well after back to back losses.

Veteran Dennis Hallman has already had a whopping 56 fights in his career, but he is going to be the less experience of the two fighters in his bout with Brian Ebersole in the welterweight division. Ebersole has never been knocked out in his career, a streak that will probably continue against a man who has only posted five knockouts in his career. This is only the second fight in UFC for Ebersole, who beat Chris Lytle at UFC 127 back in February via unanimous decision.

It’s not often that you see the country of Cyprus represented in a predominantly American sporting event, but that’s the case with Constantinos Philippou, who will be taking on Jorge Rivera. Rivera is definitely the favored of these two fighters on the UFC 133 odds, as this is only the second fight for Philippou at the UFC level. Philippou had won seven straight fights (with one no contest as well) before losing to Nick Catone at UFC 128 in March, and now, he has to go up against Rivera, who has a rock solid 7-3 mark in his 10 fights in UFC. His most recent loss against Michael Bisping at UFC 127 probably cost him a chance at moving up the ladder in the middleweight division.

Finally, Canadian Rory MacDonald will look to do his homeland proud when he faces off with American Mike Pyle in a welterweight bout. This is definitely not a fight with the same type of pomp and circumstance as the Evans/Ortiz fight, but it is definitely one to watch out for. Both Pyle and MacDonald have a legitimate chance of being in line for the welterweight championship in the near future, especially with the sparkling 11-1 career mark of MacDonald’s in the balance in this one. Pyle is no slack though at 21-7-1, especially knowing that he has taken care of Jesse Lennox, John Hathaway, and Ricardo Almeida in three straight fights leading up to this one.

Current 2011 UFC 133 Odds @ 5Dimes Sportsbook) (as of 8/3/11):
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Tito Ortiz +350
Rashad Evans -440
Over/Under 2.5 Rounds (over -275)

Yoshihiro Akiyama +250
Vitor Belfort -300
Over/Under 2.5 Rounds (over +120)

Dennis Hallman -125
Brian Ebersol +105
Over/Under 2.5 Rounds (over -200)

Costantinos Philippou +140
Jorge Rivera -160
Over/Under OTB

Mike Pyle +240
Rory MacDonald -280
Over/Under 2.5 Rounds (over -195)

Current 2011 UFC 133 Odds @ JustBet Sportsbook) (as of 8/3/11):
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Tito Ortiz +350
Rashad Evans -430

Mike Pyle +220
Rory MacDonald 270

Yoshihiro Akiyama +240
Vitor Belfort -300

Dennis Hallman -120
Brian Ebersole -110