Reknowned oddsmaker Joey Oddessa announced St. Pierre as a heavy favorite, via Twitter.
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This means St-Pierre was given nearly an 80 percent chance of winning the fight
The oddsmaker doubtless based his choice on the difficulty Diaz has shown versus strong wrestlers with good submission defense, a description that fairly defines GSP.
Fight odds, called Moneyline Odds show how much money you would have to risk in order to win $100. For example, in order to win $100, you need to bet $365 on GSP.
However, the bettors' early money is coming in for Diaz, and his underdog status could continue to diminish as the fight draws near.
Oddessa said some early, pre-announcement lines had St-Pierre as much as a -450 favorite. However, that line was based on the belief that the fight would take place in St-Pierre's home country of Canada, part of a planned December show in Montreal. Now that it's officially slated for Sin City, Diaz is considered less of an underdog.
And it's a trend that could continue.
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