There’s no mistake about it, the UFC Live 5 Hardy vs Lytle fight card is full of sleepers and up and comers that you MMA betting fans need to keep an eye on. I’m going to list some sleepers you should be betting on and give you some MMA Betting Picks, Analysis and MMA Odds from BetDSI.
Dan Hardy -115 vs Chris Lytle -115
Dan Hardy has already had his day in the sun when he highlighted UFC 111: St.Pierre vs. Hardy. Although he survived 5 rounds with the current Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre and didn’t tap out in face of an eye popping arm bar, a loss is a loss. After that loss he was defeated by Carlos Condit and Anthony Johnson respectively and will most likely be let go be the UFC if he can’t get a win over Chris “Lights Out” Lytle.
Sleeper Alert: Lytle is a MMA vet boasting a 30-18-5 record and has never once been KO’d or submitted. As if that wasn’t enough he is tied with Anderson Silva in winning the most fight bonuses. He has won 5 Fight of the Nights, 2 Submission of the Night Honors, and 1 Knockout Of The Night Honors. Lytle’s pro boxing experience and 2nd degree BJJ Black Belt status gives him the upper hand standing up or on the ground. I think it’s safe to say that this sleeper will put Hardy to sleep and end his UFC career. I also see Lytle contending for the belt within a couple of years.
Ben Henderson +130 vs Jim Miller -160
If you don’t know who Ben Henderson is than you must have kept up with WEC MMA KO highlights. If you haven’t seen this video below than you are in for a real treat:
Yup, that was Ben Henderson getting kicked in the head by a super kick! Ben lost that match and his WEC Lightweight belt to Anthony Pettis but quickly recovered afterwards in his first UFC fight against Anthony Pettis. Ben is a UFC up and comer with a 13-2 record, he is going up against Jim Miller, who is a sleeper with a 20-2 record.
Sleeper Alert: Jim is on an amazing 7 win streak, before getting stopped by Gray Maynard he was on an 8 win streak. His only other loss comes from the current lightweight champ Frankie Edgar. He lost via decision in both those losses. I see Miller winning over Henderson and competing for gold again, but as long as Edgar and Maynard are around I can’t see him winning the title.