Bisping vs. Belfort: with even odds, how would you bet?

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  1. Zuben**

    Zuben** Banned Banned

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    Given that the odds are fairly close, where would you put your money? I feel like if it doesn't go to a KO for Belfort in the first two rounds, Bisping will out strike and defend takedowns to a descision victory. This is not a fight I'd normally bet on, because I'm not very confident, but with vcash I might drop a hundred on Bisping. You?
     
  2. Kanster

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    Dropping all my vCash on Belfort by KO.
     
  3. awymore

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    I'm betting on Belfort as well, although I wouldn't be surprised if Bisping comes away with the UD.
     
  4. Kanster

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    I would be.
     
  5. K1HerosNakamura

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    Belfort by KO.
     
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    I would bet on belfort.
     
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    At even odds, smart money is on Vitor Belfort absolutely!
     
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    Bisping, but it's a decent matchup.
     
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    I feel like BisBing beats Vitor, but a KO from The Phenom would be great.
     
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    There are many easier fights to bet, i wouldn't touch this one, i'm smart.
     
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    end thread, smart bettors don't bet on toss ups at even odds
     
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    If Bisping survives the first 2 rounds rounds he wins.

    Bisping is the slight underdog in this fight at my sportsbook, +110.

    I can see Belfort running right over this guy and getting the TKO in the first round...but I can also see Bisping weathering the storm, picking his shots and wearing down an exhausted Belfort for a late sub, TKO or UD.
     
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    Close fight to call, but if I had to I'd put it on the Count by decision.
     
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    PLEASE tell me this is 5 rounds
     
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    Bisping probably only wins by decision or a freak accident.

    Belfort probably wins by knockout, and if not, a submission.
     
  16. Zuben**

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    Reasoning?
     
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    Sure they do, if they think the odds are imbalanced in "favour" of one fighter who is being underrated by the odds. But that's neither here nor there. I'm betting with vCash and TBH the point is not to make a bunch of money, but to provide a fun way to make the fights more exciting my investing in them in some sense.
     
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    As far as I know, all main events are now 5-rounders and have been for some time.
     
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    With respect the UFC main events, this is easily one of the biggest toss ups in awhile but for all the wrong reasons. This isn't a case of who really has the better grappling or striking or is tougher, but who'll find a way to lose in this moment?

    Bisping'll beat the breaks off any gatekeeper or mid-tier level fighter the UFC can possibly throw at him. Against your Elvis Sinosic's and Dan Miller's of the MMA world, he'll win every time. Throughout his entire tenure in the UFC, he's beaten only one Top 10 fighter which speaks volumes. There's a certain level of fighter he just can't get past. Broken down, war torn Wanderlei Silva that's only won 3 fights in 7 years? Can't do it. Even the likes of Jorge Rivera? Needed an illegal knee to get the job done. This simply isn't the type of fight he wins.

    Vitor Belfort is an incredibly fun fighter to watch with knockout power that is not to be trifled with. However, his record is marred with inconsistencies just the same, but the ceiling he's reached throughout his career has always been much higher. There isn't a single fighter he lost to that wouldn't have finished Bisping (at their ages then). While the majority of his inconsistencies could be traced to the disappearance of his sister, Belfort still unfortunately proved that he's a mental midget against Anderson Silva. Losing to someone of that caliber is nothing to laugh at, but it was how he lost: He literally froze. After exhibiting excellent movement and intelligent aggression, he suddenly stopped moving, allowing Anderson to measure him perfectly for the KO.

    Prediction: Vitor Belfort. A vital part of being able to defeat him requires either putting him on his back or keeping him at bay because he respects your power. That isn't a factor here. I think this goes quite similar to Wanderlei/Bisping: Bisping will get hurt, nearly crap his pants, and will be crippled with fear to the point he'll be unable to snag the W. Except when Vitor hurts you, he finishes you.
     
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    Vitor by knockout, although a submission wouldn't be too surprising. A lot of people have said that they would favor Bisping via cardio in the later rounds, so I hope Vitor is working his own cardio.
     

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