Here we are. Another Saturday, another UFC event from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC on ESPN 12 features a main event between former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker. In the co-main event, bad boy Mike Perry squares off with jiu-jitsu ace Mickey Gall.

There are a number of big betting favorites on this fight card, however, we will not be looking at those. Let’s take a look at the underdogs, which you can check out at, that could potentially rise to the occasion at UFC on ESPN 12.

Betting Underdogs that could win at UFC on ESPN 12

Dan Hooker

“Hangman” sits at number five in the lightweight rankings and is currently riding a three-fight winning streak. His lone loss in his past eight fights came to Edson Barboza. Hooker holds notable victories over number one contender Gilbert Burns, Al Iaquinta and most recently Paul Felder. As a +195 betting underdog, this one could hit.

Mickey Gall

Everyone and their dog is counting Mickey Gall out of his co-main event battle against Mike Perry. He currently sits at +275, which isn’t the biggest dog on the card, especially with the amount of hype Perry is getting going into this fight. Gall has a very elusive ground game and if he is somehow able to get Perry to the canvas and keep him there, the odds could be in his favor.

Gian Villante

Gian Villante may have come into Friday’s weigh-ins with a bit of a belly. This could come back to be his best decision. He obviously didn’t cut a lot of weight. The man has bounced between wins and losses over his last four fights, but has power for days. If he lands a nasty punch, that could end the night for Maurice Greene. He is sitting at +215. This is one that could come back to bite you if you’re running a parlay, so I’d throw a single bet on Villante if anything.

Tanner Boser

Alberta’s own Tanner Boser isn’t a huge betting underdog. The former Unified MMA heavyweight champion is a +105 dog. He comes into this fight with a 1-1 UFC record. Most recently a decision loss to Ciryl Gane in December of last year. Knowing anything can happen in the heavyweight division, I would throw some money on Boser and hope for the best.

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