UFC 85: Matt Hughes vs. Thiago Alves

UFC 85 Vegas Fight Odds

The UFC 85 fight card has been the most shuffled fight card i have ever seen, with Jam

es Irvin replacing the injured Chuck Liddell (torn hamstring). Now James Irvin has sufferd a broken foot. Originally the main event was supposed to be Chuck Liddell Vs Mauricio Rua until Rua suffered a knee injury that forced Rashad Evans into a replacement role. Evans was in a great position to get a shot at the former champion and really step up to the elite level of competition in the Light Heavyweight division. until Chuck Liddell injured a hamstring that will keep him off the fight scene for a few months at least.

James Irving, fresh off his recent KO victory over Houston Alexander stepped up to take Liddell’s place and although the fight lost main event status and now, replaced by Matt Hughes Vs. Thiago Alves.

Look for UFC 85 to be marketed heavily with a 10 p.m. ET PPV start time, which will be on tape delay, and the LIVE broadcast to be available earlier on Saturday afternoon.

That’s how the last few UFC shows abroad have worked, anyway.

UFC 85 Main Event:

Matt Hughes (43-6) vs. Thiago Alves (20-4)

Main card (televised):

Michael Bisping (16-1) vs. Jason Day (17-5)

Mike Swick (11-2) vs. Marcus Davis (14-3)

Thales Leites (12-1) vs. Nate Marquardt (29-7-1)

Brandon Vera (8-1) vs. Fabricio Werdum (10-3-1)

Preliminary card (may not be broadcated):

Martin Kampmann (15-2) vs. Jorge Rivera (15-6)

Thiago Tavares (13-1) vs. Matt Wiman (9-3)

Roan Carneiro (12-6) vs. Ryo Chonan (14-8)

Jason Lambert (23-7) vs. Luis Cane (7-1)

Jess Liaudin (12-9) vs. Paul Taylor (8-3-1)

Antoni Hardonk (6-4) vs. Neil Wain (5-0)

Well as UFC 85 draws near sports betting services are starting to release their preliminary UFC 85, betting lines. Early UFC 85 odds at GamblersPalace.com

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