UFC 158: Betting Odds for Canadian Fighters

betting odds for candian fighters at ufc 158

The betting odds for the entire UFC 158 card are now out and in addition to the title fight featuring Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz, the card is packed with Canadian fighters! The Bell Centre in Montreal will be rocking on Saturday, March 16th and we will preview all the action for you and let you know the best site to bet on UFC 158!

The atmosphere surrounding the main event has been heating up with GSP and Nick Diaz exchanging harsh words with one another during a media conference call where the Canadian champ referred to Diaz as an “uneducated fool”. There has been much talk of GSP showing his “dark side” as ther ehas been a promotional video airing where GSP claims he will give Diaz the “worst beating you have seen inside the Octagon”. You can read a more in depth preview of GSP versus Nick Diaz here.

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Making his debut at welterweight will be MMA veteran and Quebec native Patrick Cote, who at one time fought Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title. Cote claims that he is in “over the top” shape for this fight after working with the same nutritionists used by the Montreal Canadiens, and that the drop in weight class will only help him in terms of speed and pushing the pace. His opponent is Bobby Voelker who is making his UFC debut after coming over from Strikeforce and has not fought in 20 months. The odds maker has Patrick Cote as a -195 favourite.

The highly touted prospect Jordan Mein will make his UFC debut after fighting in Strikeforce and regional Canadian promotions like “Score Fight Series”, where he impressed MMA fans with his KO win over Forrest Petz. Mein will be taking on UFC veteran Dan Miller who is 3-5 in his last 8 fights and was in danger of losing his job before he recorded a submission win over Ricardo Funch. The Lethbridge, Alberta native Jordan Mein is a -300 favourite over Dan Miller.

Montreal’s John Makdessi will look to thrill the fans at the Bell Centre once again when he fights TUF alumnus Daron Cruickshank. Makdessi trains at the same Tri-star gym in Montreal as GSP does, and fans may remember Makdessi because the last time he fought in Montreal he scored a spectacular spinning back-fist knockout of Kyle Watson, which will be a staple of UFC highlight reels for years to come. John Makdessi is a slight underdog in this fight at +120 odds.

Nick Ring has been the beneficiary of two “hometown” decisions while fighting in Canada for the UFC. One of these decisions was over Riki Fukuda where UFC president Dana White publicly stated he disagreed with the decision and would pay Fukuda his win bonus anyway. Nick Ring (13-1) has fought 8 of his 14 professional MMA fights in Canada and has gone 8-0,  and he will look to remain undefeated on Canadian soil when he squares off against Chris Camozzi. The odds maker has Nick Ring as a -130 odds favourite.

Canadian Mike Ricci also fights out of the Tri-star gym in Montreal and he will look to feed off his team mates and the hometown crowd when he faces off against Colin “Freakshow” Fletcher. Ricci recently appeared on the TUF reality show where he was the only Canadian in the house and gained attention from the UFC for scoring “knockout of the season”. The odds maker has Mike Ricci as a -335 favourite to win this bout.

Best Site for Canadians to Bet on UFC 158

The best site for Canadians to bet UFC 158 is Sports Interaction. This is because Canadians can get a 100% match bonus up to $125 which is credited instantly to your account! This means all you need to do is deposit $125 or more and your account will be credited with an additional +125 that is available to bet with right away on the UFC fight lines and props released by SIA!

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