Online Bets on Ultimate Fight ChampionshipPublished April 17, 2011 by OCR Editor
William Hill and bet 365 taking online wagers on UCF 129.
William Hill and bet365 are just two of the top online sportsbooks hosting betting markets for the upcoming Ultimate Fight Championship match (UFC 129) at the end of April. The bouts will feature some of mixed martial arts' top fighters, including a headliner clash between UFC Welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre and his confident challenger - perceived underdog - Jake Shields.When and Where
A record breaking 55,000 fans are expected at Toronto's Rogers Center to experience UFC 129 live - the first MMA match in Ontario since the sport was legalized there last summer. The fighting will take place on April 30th/May 1st, depending on your time zone, but you don't have to be there to get in on the action - online betting odds are already available from Will Hill and bet365.
Odds on George St. Pierre hanging on to his belt:
William Hill - 1/5; bet365 - 2/11.
Odds on Jake Shields coming through on the upset he's promised:
Will Hill - 10/3; bet365 - 7/2Which Way to Bet?
While the pundits are already salivating at the prospect of St. Pierre advancing to a super fight with Anderson Silva, fans should remember that St .Pierre himself believes Shields is a credible threat to his title. "My biggest problem is Jake Shields and it would be foolish for me to look past Jake Shields," said the welterweight belt holder at a recent press conference. Meanwhile, Shields has vowed to upset those already taking a future Silva vs. St Pierre clash for granted.Additional Bouts
April 29 is a holiday in many ways for online sportsbooks. Co-events scheduled for the same night include:
Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champ) vs. Mark Hominick
Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture
Ben Henderson vs. Mark Bocek
In a stark reminder of how hard it is to triumph in the MMA arena, Brian Foster, who was scheduled to take on Sean Pierson, has dropped out after having a brain hemorrhage detected on a MRI scan.