UFC News: The next
UFC fights and odds of winning
Now that the UFC 71 is behind us, we can
take a breather and look at the upcoming MMA fights from the
Ultimate Fighting Championship.
earliest we can watch two guys beat the living hell out of each
other is on June 12th for the UFC Fight Night - Sam Stout
vs. Spencer Fisher. You can watch this fight on Spike at 9pm
EST. Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout is the 23-year-old Canadian who
lost The Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale in 2006 against Kenny Florian,
but won against Spencer Fisher for the UFC 58: USA vs. Canada in
March last year. Spencer "The King" Fisher obviously will have
plenty to revenge and would do his best to open an can of
whoopass on Stout. Fisher has fought once this year, in January
and lost against Hermes Franca in a UFC Fight Night. Betting
odds for this fight have not been released yet.
The serious business will start on June 16th
with the UFC 72: Victory fight between Rich Franklin and Yushin
Okami. The UFC 72 Victory will start at 3pm EST on
Pay-Per-View at Odyssey Arena in Northern Ireland. The Ohio-born
Rich "Ace" Franklin won his only 2007 fight against Jason
MacDonald for the UFC 68: The Uprising. Yushin Okami has been on
a winning streak beating his opponents in his last four fights.
Okami fought in 2007 and won the UFC 69: Shottout
against Mike Swick.
The odds for the
UFC 72: Victory are -210 for Rich Franklin and +
170, you can bet on the fight at
Bookmaker (new window).
The UFC closes June with the The Ultimate
Fighter 5 Finale on the 23rd at The Pearl, Nevada, with the
fight between Jens "Little Evil" Pulver and BJ "The Prodigy"
Penn. You can watch the fight on Spike at 9pm EST. "Little Evil"
Pulver must be pretty rusty, his last fight was last year, which
he lost K.O. to Joe Lauzon, and his previous UFC fight was in
2002. "The Prodigy" Penn lost his last two UFC fights in 2006,
both in the third round. The betting odds for this fight by
Bookmaker are +365 for Pulver
and -515 for Penn.