Soon Leland and the frontpagers will unveil their informed picks for UFC 101. I will be interested to hear what they say. Having just placed several bets, I can say that I believe this card is rich with upset possibilities, which makes the gambling possibilities more interesting. Also, if you look at the odds on mmaplayground fantasy picks vs. reputable oddsmaker sites, you'll see a big gap, which is likely a TUF effect but could also be a reflection of the unique makeup of this card.
My humble amateur picks after the jump.
I'm laying out a spread of $5 bets on dogs and a few fan faves, knowing I can be wrong half the time and still come out profitable:
Sadollah (-130) -- Starpower?
McCrory (-200) -- Barncat!
Grove (+135) -- Reach!
Pellegrino (+175) -- Sobriety!
Griffin (+250) -- Got Fight?
Florian (+180) -- Discipline!
PS: Parlay of all of the above pay $857 on a $5 bet. Not recommended for faint of heart.