Betting prediction: UFC 134 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Ross Pearson vs Edson Barboza
We are less than a week away from a great UFC 134 card to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this next saturday night. The first fight of the card that I will be writing on is between The Ultimate Fighter 9 season winner in the Lightweight division Ross Pearson, and highly regarded but untested Edson Barboza in a lightweight bout. BetDSI.eu sportsbook has Edson Barboza as a -285 favorite against Ross Pearson. Lets take a brief look at both fighters, taking a look at they’re most recent competition.
Edson Barboza the hometown fighter as he comes from Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, is a highly regarded prospect, as he has been ending fights by knockouts and TKO’s via viscious leg kicks. He remains undefeated in 8 fights winning 6 by way of KO, 1 by submission ( rear naked choke ), and 1 by unanimous decision. He looked good enough his last fight to win a unanimous decision against Anthony Njokuani, landing a flashy looking spinning hook kick right to the face of Anthony in the 3rd round (see pick). Apart from that win against Njokuani ( a seasoned WEC and UFC vet) Edson Barboza has fought a who’s who list of people you have never heard of, and Ross Pearson will be his toughest opponent to date.
Ross Pearson since winning the Ultimate Fighter season 9, has compled a 4-1 UFC record holding wins over Aron Riley (TKO doctor stoppage) and Dennis Siver ( who was annihalating people up till, and after losing to Pearson ) in a fight of the night match where he received $30,000 for his efforts. Winning his first 3 fights in the UFC he had a set back in a loss to Cole Miller via rear naked choke, but got back on the winning path with a unanimous decision over Spencer Fisher in February of this year.
While I understand people are thinking making a wager on the brutal stand up of Edson Barboza a -285 favorite, is a sound bet. I myself have watched the movie ” Euro-Trip “, and want no vicious beatings from these guys (not safe for work). Driving up the wrong way on one way streets, throwing beer bottles, and looking to beat the hell out of me with brass knucks and wooden bats while wearing they’re Red Manchester United Football hoodys.
Just remember if you wager on Edson Barboza, when your licking your wounds in the ER from the massive beatdown. While I’m at the bar with my English friends spending up our beautiful +225 line winnings for betting on Ross Pearson, on all the ale we can drink. Just be sure to read my articles in the future to stave off further avoidable financial and bodily harm.