UFC 115 Predictions: Liddell vs Franklin Vegas Odds & UFC Picks - Liddell-Franklin Will Determine Both Men's Future at 205 The fight between Rich Franklin and Chuck Liddell at UFC 115 is an important one. UFC Fight Odds Rich Franklin -125 favorite.
It's not about top contenders, or an up-and-comer taking that next step up in competition, but it is about what's next. UFC Betting Odds Chuck Liddell +105 underdog Vegas Odds.
This fight Picks will determine the immediate future for both men, and a loss would be devastating. Another loss for Liddell, and we can expect Dana and the UFC machine to begin again with their talk of retirement, and how Chuck needs to hang it up. While I don't relish the idea of anyone telling a man he can't work if he wants to, the sentiment is understandable. Chuck Liddell went from the destroyer at 205 to a shell of his former self. With only one win since 2006, Liddell has shown he is unable to compete with the new top guns in the 205 division. And, that's hardly a knock against him. Pundits and fans of sports betting have seen that Wanderlei has managed to still get fights - and even wins, despite his obvious deterioration. Liddell on the other hand, is known as a main-eventer to North American crowds. I don't know if he has any interest in taking smaller fights against lesser competition. UFC 115 Odds Rich Franklin Wins the Entire Fight in Round 2 +500.
Fighting against younger men who are better athletes in a combat sport is a difficult test. Doing it when you're in your 40s is practically unheard of. Many UFC betting fans feel the time may have come for Chuck to hang 'em up. UFC 115 Fight Odds Chuck Lidell Wins the Entire Fight in Round 1 +400.
For his part, Rich Franklin is in a precarious position as well. Franklin is a solid UFC betting pick in this fight, but he is coming off a quick knockout loss against the Phenom himself, Vitor Belfort. Indeed, Franklin is 2-2 in his last four, dropping a decision loss to Dan Henderson at UFC 93. What counts however, is how he's looked in these outings. The Belfort loss aside, Franklin looked great in his fight against Henderson, and indeed, many fans and pundits felt he won the fight.
UFC 115 Picks Franklin can't lose to Liddell in this fight Picks. A loss to a fighter like Liddell at this point will send his stock plummeting, and would make it tough for Rich to come back. Still, he's much younger than Liddell, and such a loss would not be the death rattle in his career. It is tougher to say the same about Chuck. After a fifteen month layoff which saw the Iceman strut his stuff on Dancing With the Stars, he needs to win this fight if he hopes to continue his career.
Fans of online betting should anticipate a workman-like decision here for Franklin, and, coming out of the bout, a clearer understanding of which opponents are suitable for Chuck Liddell at this point in his career. If he is going to have to fight the best at 205 for the foreseeable future, it might be time for the Iceman to call it a wrap. UFC 115 Predictions Bet on Rich Franklin.
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