On November 8, 2014 the UFC heads to the Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil for UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. St. Preux.

The card is headlined by light heavyweight legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and talented up and comer Ovince St. Preux. Both men are coming off losses and they are both hungry to get back into the win column.

Of the two UFC cards taking place this weekend, UFC Fight Night 56 should provide the most entertainment to fans top to bottom and for the gamblers out there this card has some serious upset potential.

Alan Jouban, +180 vs. Warlley Alves, -240

In this welterweight showdown, TUF Brazil 3 middleweight tournament winner Warlley Alves takes on talented veteran striker Alan Jouban. Alves looked impressive during his time on TUF, but the 23-year-old is far from being a complete fighter. Jouban, on the other hand, is entering the prime of his career and he is ready for the big time.

The play – Take Jouban for the win.

Ian McCall, -175 vs. John Lineker, +145

This flyweight showdown between Ian McCall and John Lineker has “Fight of the Night” written all over it. Not only are both of these fighters known for exciting fights but because they fight in the thin flyweight division, the winner of this bout will be in a great position to earn a title shot. McCall is as tough as they come, but Lineker is just a special talent.

The play – Take Lineker for the win.

Mauricio Rua, -195 vs. Ovince St. Preux, +160

In the main event living legend Rua looks to make a statement against St. Preux in front of his countrymen. There was a time when Rua was considered to be the best light heavyweight fighter in the world, but since losing his belt to Jon Jones, Rua is just 3-4 in the Octagon. OSP, on the other hand, is a rising star who is coming off of a tough loss to Ryan Bader; a win over a fighter like Rua is the kind of signature win he needs to go to the next level.

The play – Take St. Preux for the upset.

Odds by BestFightOdds.com

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