Overeem vs. Henderson, Mir, Werdum, Fedor??!? The odds

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com
 

Alistair Overeem is in all likelihood not going to be fighting JDS at UFC 146, and for marketing reasons the decision on who to replace 'Reem has to be made promptly.

But who?

The most recent possibility is Dan Henderson, who was asked recently on Twitter "Would you take the JDS fight if offered?" Henderson was direct - "For sure.."

The other likely and unlikely possible opponents are handicapped below.

The Likely Pick: Frank Mir
Odds: 2:1

The Darkhorse: Fabricio Werdum
Odds: 4-1

Unlikely: Cain Velasquez
Odds: 8-1

The Longshots

Mark Hunt
Odds: 50-1

Josh Barnett or Daniel Cormier
Odds: 100-1

Fedor Emelianenko
Odds: 100,000-1

Of this group, only the top three are likely to be considered, for obvious reasons. Mir, however, makes the most sense. He's already on the card, he's the first one to step up and volunteer for the spot, and unlike Velasquez, he wasn't on the wrong end of a disastrous knockout loss to dos Santos.

Bottom line: Overeem out, Mir in.

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UFC 146 MAIN CARD
Heavyweight Championship bout: Junior Dos Santos vs. ?
Heavyweight bout:  Cain Velasquez vs. Frank Mir
Heavyweight bout: Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Silva
Heavyweight bout: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Shane Del Rosario
Heavyweight bout: Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve

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MVP131 site profile image  

11/20/13 7:15 PM by MVP131

Damn! I did it again ;)

DoomFarmer site profile image  

4/6/12 8:39 PM by DoomFarmer

 I would much rather it be Henderson than Mark Hunt any day...its shuts up all of the Henderson/Jones t alk as well as the Hunt nonsense. Kill 2 birds with one TRT filled stone.

jordan232010 site profile image  

4/6/12 8:39 PM by jordan232010

Really hope Cain gets it...I know it's not very likely but I hope it happens.

Calhoon site profile image  

4/6/12 8:26 PM by Calhoon

Hendo does want a title shot. any title shot.

Kirik site profile image  

4/6/12 8:24 PM by Kirik

 Hendo offering to take fight is interesting.

onandon site profile image  

4/6/12 4:20 AM by onandon

 I wouldn't like to see Cain again so soon

rudj site profile image  

4/6/12 3:45 AM by rudj

thats great

spliff site profile image  

4/6/12 3:37 AM by spliff

how is fedor 100000-1 ..dana owes him

rudj site profile image  

4/6/12 3:35 AM by rudj

he'd fight JDS.

spliff site profile image  

4/6/12 3:28 AM by spliff

 dc wouldn't fight cain..