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UFC Picks Miller, Wiman Look To Put On A Show For The Troops - From Super Bowl betting players to UFC betting players, everyone has a great deal of respect for the military, and the biggest company in MMA is trying to do something to express their gratitude in the form of "Fight For The Troops". The second edition of this event will take place on Saturday in Fort Hood, and a couple of lightweights will look to move up the ranks of the division.
Miller Wiman Betting - Saturday, 9:00 PM ET
Cole Miller (17-4, three KOs) isn't a powerful guy, but there aren't many better when it comes to submissions. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt has 12 submission wins, and he has won the "Submission of the Night" three times, including in his last two fights. Miller has earned the nickname "Magrinho", which is Portuguese for skinny, but his lanky frame is a great asset when it comes to creating submissions out of nothing, and his improved striking is aided by a massive reach. UFC betting players will see this as a great matchup for Miller, who still isn't ready to stand up and trade punches with the big boys, but no one can deny his ability on the mat.
Matt Wiman (12-5, four KOs) is a versatile fighter who can stand up or move to the mat, and it's rarely a dull moment when Wiman gets into the octagon, where he has been awarded the "Fight of the Night" on three occasions, although he's only 1-2 in those fights. Wiman has a background in wrestling, and he's a tough guy who has been only knocked out once in his 17 professional fights. Wiman was also a contestant on the fifth season of "The Ultimate Fighter", where he made it to the quarterfinals before losing to Joe Lauzon. However, he bounced back in the finale of that season, knocking out Brian Geraghty.
Betting services have Miller as a -180 UFC Odds favorite, while Wiman is listed at +150 UFC Odds in what is a definite "Fight of the Night" contender (Wiman was involved in the "Fight of the Night" at the first edition of "Fight For The Troops, losing to Jim Miller). It'll be interesting to see if Wiman looks to take Miller to the ground, which probably wouldn't be smart. While Wiman is solid on the mat, Miller is a submission stud. Wiman will also have to fight his way through Miller's long reach, which Miller can use to set up a takedown attempt. UFC Picks This looks like a fight that will go the distance, and as we said, it'll be an exciting fight, but we're betting on Cole Miller to eke out a close win in your best online sportsbook.