Ugh, I got slammed here by a combination of bad lucks and bad picks. Here's how the night went:
Liddell vs. Evans, $9 on Liddell @ -260. Lost $9. This was the killer. I was so sure Liddell would win this fight, and I was absolutely shocked to see him get KTFO'd. Is Chuck getting old? Is Rashad getting better? Either way, it sucks, and it lost me nine bucks.
Marquardt vs. Kampmann, $5 Marquardt @ -125. Won $4. I felt pretty good here, as I wasn't that impressed with Kampmann, even in his wins against McFedries and Rivera. I felt Marquardt deserved to be more of a favorite, and the bet here paid off.
MacDonald vs. Lambert, $2 on Lambert @ +155. Lost $2. This was a stupid bet. I thought Lambert would perform better at 185, and he sure as hell looked a lot better at these weigh-ins than he has in the past. I also thought maybe MacDonald hadn't had enough time to prepare, since he fought Maia so recently. For whatever reason, I neglected the simple fact that MacDonald is just the better fighter.
2-way parlay on Kim and Boetsch, $4 to win $1.98. Won $1.98. Thought they were both in a different league than their opponents. True of Boetsch, not as true of Kim.
Another huge disappointment here was the cancellation of Parisyan vs. Yoshida. I had money on Yoshida at +190, and thought he had at LEAST a 50% chance to win there.
Overall, I ended the night down $5.02. Rather disappointing, but there will be plenty of opportunities to recuperate, with UFC 89 and 90 so close around the corner.