Ben Henderson opens as 3 to 1 favorite over Nate Diaz

by Dann Stupp and George Garcia | source: mmajunkie.com
 

UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson fights top contender Nate Diaz in the main event at UFC on FOX 5 on Sat., Dec. 8, 2012. Henderson is coming off a Roli Delgado thin win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 150. Diaz is on a three-fight win streak, over Takanori Gomi, Donald Cerrone, and Jim Miller.

MMA oddsmaker Joey Oddessa has set an opening "Odessa line" with Henderson at -340 and Diaz at +260, which makes the champ an approximate 3-to-1 favorite.

"If Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone didn't have a gentleman's agreement to stand and bang, Diaz wouldn't be fighting Henderson at UFC on FOX 5," Oddessa told MMAjunkie.com. "I think Cerrone hurt him in the first round and decided not to pursue finishing him on the ground. That was his downfall."

Diaz, though, has the conditioning for deeper rounds, and his constant barrage of punches should present a unique challenge to Henderson.

Oddessa has also opened lines for UFC on FOX 5's other two big matchups.

Alexander Gustafsson (-145)
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (+115).

Rory MacDonald (-285)
B.J. Penn (+225).

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chaplinshouse site profile image  

8/16/12 10:24 PM by chaplinshouse

 FOCK!!!!! ^^^  snooze i lose

Bad Monkey site profile image  

8/16/12 8:52 PM by Bad Monkey

 Why is this in What if? Nate's line Current mean: +133Opened at: +260 Benson's line Current mean: -160Opened at: -340

Bad Monkey site profile image  

8/16/12 8:40 PM by Bad Monkey

 odds are already -140 henderson       even for Nate The wagering community strongly disagrees with the opening line. 

Lex_o site profile image  

8/16/12 8:02 PM by Lex_o

Everybody stfu act like Nate doesn't have a chance in Hell get these odds even more f'd up hen maybe we can all rake it in in December. Kind of interesting I would figure Nate would be more popular mainstream pick with his on fox performance the night of mayweather fight. Cook out I was at people seemed pretty interested in the guy flipping people off and kickin ass.

Sal Penis site profile image  

8/16/12 4:16 PM by Sal Penis

This Joey Odessa guy has been off his rocker for a while. I honestly think I could do a better job.

Heineken Man site profile image  

8/16/12 3:35 PM by Heineken Man

Don't have any money to bet but there is value here if you know where and how to look for it.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

8/16/12 12:40 PM by chaplinshouse

 ^lol.  Nate would dominate Cerrone on the ground too

Keith Kizers Boots site profile image  

8/16/12 11:26 AM by Keith Kizers Boots

"If Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone didn't have a gentleman's agreement to stand and bang, Diaz wouldn't be fighting Henderson at UFC on FOX 5," Oddessa, who can be found on Twitter at@mmaodds, told MMAjunkie.com. "I think Cerrone hurt him in the first round and decided not to pursue finishing him on the ground. That was his downfall." Just when I though "MMA Journalism" could not get worse..... Now, Diaz strongest point is his standup and Cerrone's is the ground.  Paint me blue and call me Sally.... or something along those lines.

Bearded Collie Herds Orca site profile image  

8/16/12 11:17 AM by Bearded Collie Herds Orca

same

chaplinshouse site profile image  

8/16/12 11:03 AM by chaplinshouse

 oh shit i may have to come out of betting retirement on this one