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UFC 142: Aldo Vs. Mendes Betting Lines

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The lines for UFC 142 are out and wowsers, there is some money to be made on this card if you look at it from the right perspective. I'll admit I have steered you wrong in the recent past (Strikeforce didn't go exactly according to plan) but in terms of the UFC, my advice hasn't been so bad lately. So hear me out.

On the main card I think Vitor Belfort is an excellent bet, but that all depends on which way you're leaning. It's an even fight, and the odds reflect that. Other than that, I think Terry Etim is worth a look at +225 (he was +260 yesterday). Barboza is certainly flashy and entertaining, but he is a blue belt and could potentially get caught by the tricky Etim. The fight is closer than the line indicates, and that's when I bet.

On the undercard, you never know what you're going to get with Mike Pyle so I'm going to put a token amount of Ricardo Funch at +375. You might not know the name, but Antonio Carvalho is a solid, solid bet at -225. And Ednaldo Oliveira is precisely the kind of fighter Gabriel Gonzaga has big trouble with, so I think there's value there as well. I'd even jump on Alcantara at -200, because he'll probably end up at around -230 or -240 come fight time. Also, the early money is all on Thiago Tavares, so if you think Stout can beat him, wait until closer to fight time to get a better price than +115.

Anyway folks, here are all the lines (prelims after the jump):

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Jan 14th, live on pay-per-view from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Main Card:

Jose Aldo (20-1) -300 vs. Chad Mendes (11-0) +230

Vitor Belfort (20-9) -105 vs. Anthony Johnson (10-3) -125

Mike Massenzio (13-5) +400 vs. Rousimar Palhares (13-3) -600

Carlo Prater (29-10-1) +350 vs. Erick Silva (13-1, 1 NC) -500

Edson Barboza (9-0) -285 vs. Terry Etim (15-3) +225

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Preliminary Card:

Felipe Arantes (13-4) +175 vs. Antonio Carvalho (13-4) -225

Sam Stout (17-6-1) +115 vs. Thiago Tavares (16-4-1) -145

Mike Pyle (21-8-1) -550 vs. Ricardo Funch (8-2) +375

Gabriel Gonzaga (12-6) -125 vs. Ednaldo Oliveira (13-0-1, 1 NC) -105

Yuri Alcantara (26-3) -200 vs. Michihiro Omigawa (13-10-1) +160