Overeem huge favorite over Werdum

by Jesse Holland | source: mmamania.com

Strikeforce: "Overeem vs. Werdum" live on Showtime this Saturday nighjt represents the second leg of the promotion's heavyweight grand prix tournament. Leading the charge is current Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem as he tries to avenge a 2006 loss to Fabricio Werdum in the main event.

"The Reem" is a whopping -500 favorite.

Of course anything can happen in the sport of mixed martial arts, especially when you have the grappling credentials that "Vai Cavalo" does (see Emelianenko, Fedor). Nevertheless, the two-time ADCC champion is a +300 underdog.

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tags: Strikeforce   Alistair Overeem (detail)  Fabricio Werdum (detail)  


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orcus site profile image  

6/15/11 8:17 AM by orcus

 I do remember that sweet Ishida sub. I rarely watch the Challengers cards though.

DreamAnnouncerLadyVoice site profile image  

6/15/11 4:42 AM by DreamAnnouncerLadyVoice

I think they saw CRE`s picks I dont blame them

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6/15/11 4:28 AM by Lamonte Coleman

orcus how do you not know wilcox? He has been on quite a few challenger cards as well as that playboy mansion card where he got hitup with a lightening quick armbar by ishida. He has improved a lot since that armbar, be on the lookout. JZ is the man as well and I see him locking up a guilotine on a wilcox takedown.

NuFjord site profile image  

6/15/11 3:13 AM by NuFjord

Rogers wasn't Reems last legit mma fight. He ko'ed Duffey very easily, how is that not legit?

StretchPlum site profile image  

6/15/11 1:05 AM by StretchPlum

The "odds" is a pure mathematic exercise and has nothing to do with what any "experts" think about the fight. The book in this case is incenting people to bet on Werdum in order to get a certain volume of bets, and an ultimate target return. On the street, which is a better way to bet in my view, the book is going to have different odds because there is less chance of getting burned, because of them laying off.

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6/15/11 1:04 AM by TRO11er

 Brilliant news!

kingnate site profile image  

6/15/11 12:57 AM by kingnate

you can still find the reem at -320 at boomaker and -330 at the greek.Should be a pretty easy fight for him

blaznbison24 site profile image  

6/14/11 10:34 PM by blaznbison24

I would bet if Overeem was -300 or less, but the current odds are too great. A parlay with Overeem, Barnett, GSP, and Bader has a decent return.

Deaf Forever site profile image  

6/14/11 9:52 PM by Deaf Forever

I would love for Overeem to get exposed. Amazing what muscles and success in a completely different sport can do for one's stock in MMA.

orcus site profile image  

6/14/11 3:47 PM by orcus

 "it Werdum can get the fight down to the ground, it becomes very interesting." Sure, I just don't think he can do that. Overeem is just too powerful and will be too dangerous on the feet. I will not be at all surprised if this looks like a carbon copy of the Rogers fight.