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UFC 139 picks, Vegas-style: Tough decisions to make reflected in close odds

Steve Cofield

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SAN JOSE - The UFC put together a dynamite card tonight at the HP Pavilion. Want proof? Look no further than the betting odds. It's a tough call on all the big fights atop this card that features six former high level MMA champions.

Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole and Adam Hill from the Las Vegas Review-Journal joined myself last night on the "MMA Insiders" show on ESPN1100/98.9 FM to give their picks.

Iole and Hill both like Mauricio Rua in his fight against Dan Henderson. All three of us jumped on Cung Le minus-160. Urijah Faber was the pick of the crew over Brian Bowles, but all of us warned that minus-220 is a rich price against a guy with one-punch KO power. Listen here for the breakdown of all the fights.

Make sure to check out the straight up picks from the staff at Bloody Elbow.

UFC 139 betting odds:

Best bets in bold

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Dan Henderson (-110) vs. Mauricio Rua (-130)
Cung Le (-160) vs. Wanderlei Silva (+130){ysp:more}
Brian Bowles (+180) vs. Urijah Faber (-220)
Martin Kampmann (+120) vs. Rick Story (-140)
Stephan Bonnar (+130) vs. Kyle Kingsbury (-150)


Ryan Bader (-380) vs. Jason Brilz (+315)
Michael McDonald (-380) vs. Alex Soto (+315)


Tom Lawlor (+265) vs. Chris Weidman (-325)
Rafael dos Anjos (+145) vs. Gleison Tibau (-165)
Nick Pace (+310) vs. Miguel Torres (-370)
Seth Baczynski (+115) vs. Matt Brown (-135)
Shamar Bailey (+280) vs. Danny Castillo (-340)

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