Vitor Belfort opens as slight favorite over Michael Bisping

Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Almost submitting UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has apparently raised the stock of a certain Phenom. Vitor Belfort has opened as a favorite over Michael Bisping for their UFC on FX 7 main event bout on January 19th. Here's a look at the best price you can get on both fighters at the moment (via BestFightOdds):

BestFightOdds.com

Only two sites (5Dimes and SportBet) are offering lines so far, but i don't think any new line is going to be very far off of these two. The line is pretty well set in my opinion, since it's a pretty tough fight to call. Bisping is very good at playing the outside game, but Belfort's handspeed has to be a serious concern for him. To the point that he might try to wrestle his way to a decision. Belfort hasn't been out of the first round at 185 in a long time though, and might have some cardio issues later on in the fight. There are lots of variables on both sides.

Right now I'd actually lean towards a bet on Bisping, but waiting is probably a wiser course of action if you're going to wager on the Brit. I expect that the early betting would be on Belfort, which will make the odds on Bisping more attractive closer to the fight. And if you're going to bet on Belfort, I'd suggest doing it now.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker