|Written by Michael|
Bet on the UFCIs BJ Penn back? That is the question UFC betting fans have been asking, and they will find out the answer this Saturday, February 26, as Penn takes on Jon Fitch in Australia at UFC 127. Penn is currently listed as the +160 favorite to win the fight. Penn is coming off of a lightning-fast win against Matt Hamill.
But a 35-second win against Hamill won't mean much when Penn faces off against Fitch, who is a much stronger opponent. In fact, Fitch may be the superior fighter in the matchup, and the odds could begin to swing the other way by the time Saturday night rolls around. Fitch has fought against Paulo Thiago and Thiago Alves, winning a solid half of his last four bouts.
The Penn-Fitch fight has massive importance for the future of the UFC, as the winner will be in line to compete for the welterweight championship. Who he will compete against is an open question, though. If St-Pierre beats Jake Shields, he may vacate his current welterweight title and move up to middleweight fights.
Also fighting will be George Sotiropoulos against Dennis Siver. Since coming into the UFC in 2007, Sotiropoulos has an undefeated record, going 7-0 in the UFC. He is 14-2 overall and is becoming a popular fighter to watch in the lightweight division.
Siver is also on a roll lately, having won six out of the last seven fights he has been in. He started his UFC career going a lackluster 1-3, but has improved tremendously since then. While his strength is kickboxing, he will be able to go to the ground with Sotiropoulos with his additional training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
These are the two most hyped fights on the card, but numerous other events will be held that is worth betting on. UFC 127 will take place at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia this Saturday night.