Before we get to our predictions for UFC 115 on Friday, let's talk betting odds. More specifically, let's talk value bets. Anyone can pick a favorite and win, but winning $5 on a $10 bet isn't worth anyone's time.

According to, Martin Kampmann (+205) is a big underdog against Paulo Thiago (-265) this Saturday. That means, if you bet $100 on Kampmann to win, you'll earn yourself a sweet $205. Strong value right there.

But, in order to win $100 on Thiago, you'd need to fork over $265 at the betting windows in Las Vegas. That's some weak sauce right there.

Thiago is a rising welterweight, but Kampmann (16-3, 7-2 UFC) can definitely win this fight. He has good power and a strong ground and submission game.

Kampmann is coming off a submission win in January over Jacob Volkmann, and has won three of his last four fights. His two losses in the UFC were to Paul Daley and Nate Marquardt.

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Thiago (13-1, 3-1) opened a lot of eyes at UFC 109 in February when he choked out Mike Swick.

If you want a good value for your investment, start with Kampmann.