For those of you that still can’t get amped over “UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama,” despite the fact Spike TV be airing the event free via same-day tape-delay, the sportsbooks know just the trick to get your blood boiling.
The show takes place inside the O2 Arena in London, England and will be headlined by a middleweight clash between Michael Bisping and Yoshihiro Akiyama.
After shooting out of the MMA gates with a perfect 14-0 record, Bisping has gone a mundane 2-2 over his last four contests. The Brit was last seen posting a unanimous decision victory over Dan Miller at UFC 114, bumping his overall mark to 19-3.
Akiyama was submitted by Chris Leben in his last outing at UFC 116. Although he entered the Octagon with much fanfare in 2009, Sexyama’s upset loss to Leben puts him at 1-1 inside the Octagon. Back-to-back losses could have the judo specialist’s head on the chopping block.
Here are the available betting lines for the October 16th show (Courtesy of Bodog.com):
John Hathaway -600
Mike Pyle +400
Dan Hardy -165
Carlos Condit +135
Michael Bisping -225
Yoshihiro Akiyama +185