The UFC has to be ready to put the month of September behind them. The organization hosted two events and neither performed well numbers wise; UFC 191 did terrible pay-per-view numbers and UFC Fight Night 75’s live gate was not stellar. All in all a rough month, but considering the lack of stars competing, it had to be somewhat expected. October should be much better at the organization starts the month off with a bang.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, the UFC heads to the Toyota Center in Houston, for UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson. This event is headlined by a UFC light heavyweight title fight and anchored by two #1 contender bouts. In addition to that, there are several bouts that could produce some fireworks.

All in all, UFC 192 is a solid card and one the fans should be excited about. For the gamblers out there, UFC 192 is a great opportunity to make up any ground you may have lost as of late, and can help you figure out where to make the most of your bets.

Jessica Eye, +205 vs. Julianna Pena, -245

Kicking off the main card is a women’s bantamweight bout between two of the best in the game today. Pena looked great in her return to competition this past April but Eye is a huge step up in competition for the first female winner of The Ultimate Fighter.

Eye may have taken a beating against Miesha Tate but don’t let that cloud your judgment of her skill set. Eye is one of the better strikers in women’s MMA and she will show that on Saturday.

The play – Take Eye to win

Ruslan Magomedov, -155 vs. Shawn Jordan, +135

In the second bout of the evening’s main card, heavyweights Magomedov and Jordan will step into the Octagon looking to send a message to the rest of the division. Riding a three fight win streak with all three wins coming by way of knockout Jordan looks like he is ready to take a step back up in competition. Magomedov on the other hand has won eight in a row, but is still seeking a signature win.

Magomedov is a really talented fighter with a well-rounded skill set, but Jordan is a finisher whose confidence is at an all-time high. Look for Jordan to put an end to the Russian’s win streak.

Play: Take Jordan to win

Rashad Evans, -160 vs. Ryan Bader, +140

The third bout of the evening features a light heavyweight bout between two fighters looking to become the division’s next title challenger. Even though it’s been nearly two years since Evans last competed, the former UFC champion was won back-to-back fights and he has the name value to keep him in contention. Bader on the other hand has won his last four bouts and arguably already deserving of a title shot.

The cage rust factor with Evans makes picking this fight difficult, but Evans should find a way to win. Between his wrestling and his more refined striking game, Evans will stop Bader’s run at the title.

Play: Take Evans to win, and at +133, take him to win by decision

Johny Hendricks, -320 vs. Tyron Woodley, +260

In the co-main event of the evening, former champion, Hendricks, takes on Woodley to determine who will challenge for the UFC welterweight title next. Hendricks and Woodley are both tremendous wrestlers who possess vicious knockout out power, so this bout is going to come down to who can set the tone for the bout.

As good as Woodley is, he has always come up short in the big moment and that isn’t going to change against Hendricks. While Woodley is the better and more fluid pure athlete, Hendricks’ is the more gifted fighter.

Play: Take Hendricks to win, and at +101, take him to win by decision

Alexander Gustafsson, +280 vs. Daniel Cormier, -340

In the main event of the evening, newly crowned champion Cormier will look to defend his title for the first time against Gustafsson. A long rangy fighter with knockout power and a sneaky submission game Gustafsson is one of the best light heavyweight fighters in the world today, but he is coming off of a loss to Anthony Johnson in which he was manhandled. A loss like that can have a profound effect on a fighter’s mentality and with no rebound fight taken that could be a factor against Cormier.

Cormier on the other hand has dominated every fighter he has ever faced not named Jon Jones. Since moving down to light heavyweight, all of Cormier’s wins have come by way of stoppage. Gustafsson’s length and striking prowess could give Cormier trouble early, but once he closes that distance the fight will take a dramatic turn.

Gustafsson can hold his own as a grappler, but that is Cormier’s world and he is going to exploit that part of his game. Look for Cormier to press the clinch and take Gustafsson down to the mat at will.

Play: Take Cormier to win, and at +168, take him to win inside the distance

Big Play: At +1878, parlay Cormier, Hendricks, Evans, Jordan and Eye

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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,, and RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.