Bodog Fight Card and Betting Odds For July 14 Event

By Paul Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Bodog Fight Has put together a solid card for their July 14 event in Trenton NJ. There's a lot of experience on this card and quite a few fighters with solid UFC and Pride experience. You can check it all out on ION TV or

Desert Dog's Smart Bet's:
Yves Edwards -225: bet $100 win $44.44
Eban Oroz +160: Bet $100 win $160

You can check current odds by clicking the image to the left. Unfortunately parlays are not available on this card or I would put one together.

Yuki Kondo (+250) vs Trevor Prangley (-325) Middleweight Belt Fight - 5 rounds

Kondo has a ridiculous resume with 71 fights on his record most of which were in Pancrase, but he also has 3 UFC fights and 6 in Pride. This will be his first fight in a Bodog venue. Let's just say he is a smart well rounded fighter.

Prangely, whom some may remember beating Travis Lutter in 2005 and the lossing to Jeremy Horn in his next UFC fight,has now been training with the AKA camp and has really improved the technical side of his game.

Prangley should be able to use his size advantage to control this fight and get it to the ground where he has a very slight advantage. Prangley via Decision.

Branden Lee Hinkle (+190) vs Roman Zentsov (-240) Heavyweight
Roman is a freak'n giant with very heavy hands, he's won his last 7 fights including a KO of Pedro Rizzo last year. His weakness in the past has been good BJJ fighters like Fabricio Werdum. Brandon is not much of a threat in that department and with his last 3 fights being losses I wouldn't expect to see much different in this one. Zentsov via TKO.

Matt Lee (+400) vs Eddie Alvarez (-600) Welterweight
Lee is primarily a striker and this event will be a big step up in competition for him. Alverz (10-1) just suffered his first loss in April and will want to make an example of Lee. He has Lee outclassed in terms of athleticism and skill. Alverez via TKO.

Jorge Masvidal (+185) vs Yves Edwards (-225)Lightweight
Although Edwards has dropped his last two fights including his first venture into the Bodog venue, I have to give the nod to him in this one, due to his experience, athleticism, and very well round game. Edwards via TKO.

Eben Oroz (+160) vs David Love (-200) Featherweight
Oroz is reltively untested with a record of 3-1, but he's up against a man with a losing record (5-6-1). Although the fight itself may not excite you the value of the bet might. Oroz via TKO.

Mark Burch (-145) vs Yoshiki Takahashi (+115) Heavyweight
Amar Suloev (-225) vs Chael Sonnen (+185) Middleweight
Dan Hawley (-200) vs Nick Cottone (+160) Bantamweight
James Binky Jones (+275) vs Nick Agallar (-350) Lightweight

Kelly Kobald (+300) vs Tara LaRosa (-500) 135 lb Belt Fight
**D' Auguste pulled out due to injury. Kelly Kobald will be the replacement fighter.

You wanna make a bet....
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2 comments to ''Bodog Fight Card and Betting Odds For July 14 Event"

  1. Henry3:20 AM

    Good picks, I agree basically with your analysis.
    Zentsov and Edwards don't offer too much value at 1.44 resp. 1.41 but I'll pick them anyway. Takahashi seems an interesting pick, I haven't seen the first bout but read it was stopped due to an unintentional eye gouging from Burch. Takahashi is 38 and has a lot of tough battles behind him, they threw him to the wolves way too early in his career imo, just like so many other Japanese fighters but I think he can pull this one off. He recently left Pancrase, being now a freelance agent, and announced his plan to fight till he's 44, stretching his career to 20 years then!
    And I'm happy to see Kelly fight again. I wonder about the 4.0 line though, she's certainly much more of a threat to Tara than they valued her. Kelly's still undefeated at 15-0-1 and had only 2 decisions so far. While technically not on par with Larosa she certainly has the experience and dedication to prove that she belongs at the top level. Tara fought the bigger names like Buckner, Modafferi (btw her blog at Boutreviewusa is very interesting), Jennifer Howe et al. but I can see Kelly Kobald hang in there and win a decision. I'll certainly put my money on her, she's a worthy replacement for d'Auguste.

    Seems you got lucky that Tito grabbed the fence eh? Don't know the amount you bet on each of your picks but when it's flat betting you did almost even out your losses I think because of the draw.

    Keep up the good work, I like this blog and the insight you deliver. I didn't follow the blog since the beginning but did you ever think about creating and sharing some Excel sheet with your overall win/loss ratio and show the ratio for each event?


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