UFC 123 odds anticipation goes far beyond that phenomenal headliner however as the welterweight and lightweight classes will offer outstanding UFC 123 betting matchups as well.
Sports-Gambling opened with Machida as a -260 favorite over Jackson, who opened at +200. Machida has a record of 16-1 but his one loss was in his last bout as he lost his UFC light heavyweight crown to Mauricio Rua in a first round knockout in a revenge rematch for Rua at UFC 113 on May 8.
Jackson is also coming off a loss in a unanimous decision versus Rashad Evans on May 29 at UFC 114 as he failed in his attempt to become the number one contender in the light heavyweight division. Also known as “Rampage,” Jackson is one of the most charismatic, colorful, and controversial fighters in the UFC.
BJ Penn is one of the most respected fighters amongst everyone that will bet on UFC action. Penn opened at Sports-Gambling as a -160 favorite for his bout on Saturday against Matt Hughes, who opened at +130.
Penn is coming off a loss for the UFC lightweight championship as Frankie Edgar scored a unanimous decision over Penn on August 28 at UFC 118. It was the second consecutive loss for Penn against Edgar, who took the lightweight championship away from Penn in a major upset with the UFC lines on April 10 at UFC 112.
Hughes has won 3 bouts in a row and is coming off a technical submission win over Ricardo Almeida on August 7 at UFC 117. Hughes is a past UFC welterweight champion.
Joe Lauzon is a legendary lightweight who will take on George Sotiropoulos on Saturday night. Sports-Gambling opened with UFC 123 odds of Sotiropoulos -220 and Lauzon +180. Lauzon is coming off a win by submission over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118 on August 28 which was his 3rd win in 4 bouts.
He is a past WFL Grand Prix Champion and has 2 fight of the night wins in his UFC career. Sotiropoulos has won 7 consecutive bouts and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Kurt Pellegrino on July 3 at UFC 116.