On Saturday, December 13, 2014, the UFC heads to the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ for UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic.

Even though there are no titles up for grabs on Saturday, the card is stacked with interesting matchups; especially if you are a fan of the heavyweight division. Three of the main card bouts feature heavyweight clashes and considering the current state of the division Saturday night could really shake things up.

For all the gamblers out there, this card has some real potential to be a money maker.

 

Gabriel Gonzaga, +105 vs. Matt Mitrione, -135

Kicking off the main card is bout between Gonzaga and Mitrione. Neither fighter is really a title threat at this point, but both provide great depth to the UFC’s weakest division. When it comes to athleticism and fluidity, Mitrione is one of the division’s most gifted fighters, but he is still very raw from a technical standpoint. Against lesser competition, Mitrione has thrived, but every time he has faced a technically superior fighter, he has come up short.

The play: Take Gonzaga to win

 

Alistair Overeem, -325 vs. Stefan Struve, +250

This one seems like a no-brainer because Struve is coming off of an extended layoff due to continued health problems and Overeem is one of the most gifted strikers in the sport today. But Overeem just seems to surprise everyone in the worst possible ways; especially in his last outing against Ben Rothwell. Struve is better than most people think and he has the tools to catch Overeem.

The play: Take Struve to win

 

Nate Diaz +190 vs. Rafael dos Anjos, -250

In the co-main event of the evening, surging contender dos Anjos looks to welcome Diaz back to the Octagon; Diaz has not competed in over a year due to a contract dispute with the UFC. This one should be great as Diaz and dos Anjos are two of the best lightweights in the world. The issue for dos Anjos in this bout has to do with his recent successes in the striking department; dos Anjos is coming off of back-to-back TKO victories over top competition. As good as dos Anjos has become, he isn’t on the same level as Diaz on the feet.

The play: Take Diaz to win

 

Junior dos Santos, -400 vs. Stipe Miocic, +325

In the main event of the evening, heavyweight contenders Miocic and dos Santos look to move one step closer to a title shot in the wide open heavyweight division. This bout has been a long time in the making and after several delays, it is finally going to happen. This is a major test for Miocic, but the fact the dos Santos is coming off of a very long layoff will play in his favor.

The play: Take Miocic to pull off the upset and at +1000 take him to win by decision

The big play: At +8743 take all of the underdogs to win

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