EliteXC: Betting Odds for Nov. 10 Renegade Event

By Paul Friday, November 09, 2007
Several books have laid the odds for 5 of the fights at this Saturdays Elite XC: Renegade event. BetUS is currently offering the best odds and I will use those in this post. Two big names in MMA are back in action and one underground big name is making his real pro debut. The Elite XC events are broadcast on Showtime and are well produced. There's a couple of betting values on this card and definitely a number of fights worth tuning in for, especially Kimbo Slice.

+325 KJ Noons vs Nick Diaz -450
The reach and average ground game of Noons will leave him struggling to utilize his skill set in this fight. Diaz should be able to continue his winning ways once he decides to take things to the ground. Diaz via Submission

+250 Bo Cantrell vs Kimbo Slice -350
Kimbo may be a street fighting legend but he has some serious skills and has put a lot of effort into training for this fight. Cantrell is a well seasoned fighter but his record (10-10) speaks for itself, unpredictable. I would be hard pressed to bet against Kimbo in this fight. I think I'll stay away from a bet here and just enjoy the fight. Kimbo via TKO.

+250 Mike Pyle vs Jake Shields -350
An interesting fight these are the top two welterweights fighting for Elite XC and this fight was initially billed as a title fight. Pyle refused to fight for a title and said this is his last fight for the promotion because he is unhappy with the organization. It's hard to say how this mind set will effect his fighting. It likely won't be on his mind once the fight starts.

This is expected to be a battle for ground control with Shields looking for the GnP and Pyle working his submission game. Shields has been on a winning streak since 2004 and with wins over names like Menne, Condit, and Okami he's shown he knows how to pull out the win against a wide variety of styles. Shields via Decision.

-120 Kyle Noke vs Seth Kleinbeck -110
Some tight odds in this fight between the well rounded Noke and the KO specialist Kleinbeck. I haven't seen a lot of Seth so I'm not sure what his ground game looks like, but he has a pretty significant strength advantage in this match up. From what I have seen he should be able to avoid Noke's ground game and power his way to an early TKO stoppage. Kleinbeck via TKO

+300 Jonathan Wiezorek vs Antonio Silva -370
Plain and simple Silva is just too big and powerful for Wiesorek. Silva by TKO

+265 Nick Gonzalez vs Yves Edwards -325 (Bookmaker has the odds for this fight)
Yves has lost his 5 of his last 6 fights and with 44 pro fights under his belt I'm wondering how his motivation to fight and train is holding up. He's a tremendous athlete and obviously very experienced but there's a good chance he's looking to the end of his contract and moving away from fighting. People in that situation don't usually fight up to their abilities and I'm seeing some solid value for a small dog bet on this one. Gonzalez via Decision.

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