While MMA in its own right is fun to watch some fans need a little action to get their full attention and that is why gambling has become a cornerstone for fight fans all over the world. UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau, China may not be the most fan friendly card the UFC has put together this year there are a couple of fights worth putting some money on if that’s your thing.

Cung Le, +265 vs Michael Bisping, -325

Honestly I am a little surprised that Michael Bisping is favored over Cung Le by such a wide margin but that makes this fight a huge opportunity for gamblers. Everyone knows that Le is an obscenely good striker but no one really talks about his grappling chops. Le was an AAU national champion in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling, he owns a black belt in judo and he is a Sanshou champion. For those of you who don’t know, Sanshou is a form of Chinese kickboxing that also utilizes takedowns and sweeps.

Bisping is a talented fighter with a varied skill set, but I just don’t see an area skill-wise where he has an advantage. Le’s takedown defense is better that Bisping’s wrestling attack and Le is a much more skilled striker than “The Count.” Even though Bisping has never lost back to back fights in his career and Le hasn’t fought in almost two years, I have a hard time seeing Bisping being able to handle the firepower Le brings to the cage.

Take the underdog Le and thank me later.

Dong Huyn Kim, +120 vs Tyron Woodley, -140

The line on this fight is tight and the potential payoff just isn’t there. Tyron Woodley and Dong Huyn Kim are pretty evenly matched on paper with Woodley having the better resume of wins. But don’t let that fool you, Kim is a live underdog is this bout. He has the skill set to knock Woodley out of the title picture altogether.

While I think Woodley will win this bout I’m not confident enough to lay any cash down. Look at Woodley’s loses to Rory MacDonald and Jake Shields; both guys suffocated him from the top position. Kim has the judo skills to get the fight to the ground the top game to grind him out once it goes there.

Stay away and save your money for another day.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.