|Written by Jerry Santiago|
UFC 100 on July 11 from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada offers much more than the typical UFC betting event as both the heavyweight and welterweight titles are on the line. UFC 100 is the most highly anticipated UFC betting event in history as a result and the rest of the card features some of the top talent in mixed martial arts.
UFC 100 is headlined by the heavyweight championship matchup of Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir. Lesnar is the defending heavyweight champion and enters this UFC betting event with a career record of 3-1. Lesnar is 6’3” and 265 pounds. He is a native of South Dakota and enters UFC 100 from his home base of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 31 year old champion is best known for his enormous size, wrestling ability, and athleticism. His last fight prior to UFC 100 was a technical knock out win over Randy Couture on November 15 at the 3:07 mark of the 2nd round.
Mir enters UFC 100 with a career record of 12-3 and will have the hometown crowd on his side as he is a native of Las Vegas and trains there. The 30 year old Mir is 6’3” and 240 pounds with a reputation for great submissions and good striking ability. Mir has won his last 3 consecutive bouts and enters UFC 100 coming off a December 27 technical knock out win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at the 1:54 mark of the 2nd round.
The UFC 100 welterweight title bout is between Georges “Rush” St-Pierre and Thiago “Pit Bull” Alves. St-Pierre is the defending champion and enters UFC 100 with a record of 18-2. He is 28 years old and 5’10” and 170 pounds. He fights out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He scored a technical knock out win in his last bout on January 31 over BJ Penn.
Alves has a record of 22-4 and fights out of Coconut Creek, Florida. He is 5’9” and 170 pounds. He has won 7 consecutive bouts heading into this title match with St-Pierre. He last fought on October 25 and scored a unanimous decision over Josh Koscheck.