UFC 114 Betting Odds Rampage Jackson vs Rashad Evans Fight Picks - The bout that we saw hyped week-in, week-out of season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter is finally set to happen. UFC Odds Quinton Jackson -115 favorites.
Following the end of taping, a much-publicized dispute between the UFC and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson caused the fight Picks to be postponed - at first, indefinitely. UFC 114 Odds Rashad Evans +105 underdog.
Citing his desire to work on the new A-Team movie, Jackson initially hoped to push back his out with Evans. Following a public exchange of words between him and UFC president Dana White, Rampage seemed to scrap the bout altogether, publicly announcing his retirement from the UFC and the fight game in general.
After cooler heads prevailed, it seemed Rampage was still with the UFC, and his bout with Evans would still go on. Now, after weeks and months of hype, talking and posturing, Quinton Jackson and Rashad Evans will step into the octagon to settle their differences on Saturday, May 29.
Let's take a look at UFC 114 Picks. From a sports betting perspective, "Rampage" is touted as a favorite heading into the bout, but there are numerous factors to consider before putting your hard-earned cash on the line. After the Evans-Jackson bout was off of UFC 108, Evans was served up ATT product Thiago Silva as an opponent. Rampage, however, has been out since March of last year - more than fourteen months will have passed before he steps back into the octagon.
Fans of UFC betting know that it won't be the time off that's the only factor for Jackson heading into this fight. His training with the Wolfslair camp has drawn criticism from some, suggesting that Jackson sought a camp where he would be the top dog - a place where he could avoid being pushed in ways during training he did not enjoy.
Still, Jackson is UFC Picks 2-0 in his time with Wolfslair, so while there may be validity in such critiques, for now, it seems to be working for him.
Fans of online betting know that the match's outcome will be shaped by Evans' wrestling and cardio, and Jackson's boxing, footwork, and defense. In his last outing, the former champ Evans struggled with Thiago Silva on the ground. While Silva was helpless to stop Evans' takedown, Rashad struggled to maintain control on the ground, and also struggled standing in the clinch.
Fight Vegas Odds favor Jackson, for his part, hasn't looked as impressive in terms of his boxing skills in his last 2 outings as he did in prior fights. In both the Henderson and Liddell fights, Jackson put together excellent combinations with his hands, something that was lacking from his fights with both Wanderlei Silva and Keith Jardine. Despite brutally knocking out Silva in their fight, Jackson seemed to focused on landing that one big shot, rather than putting together crisp combinations and using his footwork like he did under trainer Jaunito Ibarra. Bet Las Vegas Odds on UFC 114.
UFC Predictions - Still, those inclined to place a bet online on this fight will be better served by sticking with Jackson. Jackson has the edge in experience, and the defensive wrestling to deal with Evans' offense. He also has shown his ability to go hard for five rounds - he nearly put Dan Henderson away in the fifth round of their fight, while Evans looked gassed in his last fight by round 2. UFC Picks & UFC 114 Predictions my money is on Rampage Jackson against the Vegas Fight Odds.
UFC 114 Fight schedule - Quinton Jackson vs. Rashad Evans will go down at UFC 114 on Saturday, May 29, 2010.
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