UFC 81 Brock Lesnar vs Frank Mir: Bet it Now

By Paul Thursday, January 03, 2008
Sports Betting at Sportsbook.comQuick pick note for the UFC 81 headline fight. Frank Mir's betting line is sitting at +160 at Sportsbook right now. Bodog had him at +165 but that line has since come down to +140. I would expect that as time gets closer the odds on this fight will even up.

Frank Mir should be the favorite in this match up due to styles and especially experience. Brock isn't going into a brawl with Tank Abott here. He is facing a very skilled and tough finisher in only his second MMA fight.

Lock in the bet now while the odds are this good.......You wanna make a bet....
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3 comments to ''UFC 81 Brock Lesnar vs Frank Mir: Bet it Now"

  1. infamous2:14 PM

    A lot of people don't understand how strong Brock really is. No way is Mir gonna take Brock down, and on the feet, Mir crumbles if you hit him. Brock comes from a background, where taking big bumps is the game.

    Brock has a lot to lose, if he doesn't win this fight, and he knows how important it is for him to secure this one.

    Tough call, really.

  2. Word from the gym is Brock doesn't like to get hit much either...or kicked.

    I know brock is a tremendous athlete, very strong and pretty F%#@ing huge, but there is no way he should be sitting as the favorite until he has proven himself in MMA against some honest heavyweights. I think Mir is the perfect test.

    Mir has his ass handed to him lately but he's still working hard and I give a lot of credit to experience and a well rounded game.

  3. infamous3:54 PM

    True, but Mir's standup is merely decent, and I don't see him as a threat there at all.

    Mir also gasses towards the end of the 1st round.

    If the fight hits the ground, I like Mir's chances. I guess it comes down to Lesnar's gameplan. Common sense would imply the sprawl and brawl strategy, but lately, I've been seeing a lot of off-the-wall tactics, so I'll have to mull it over.