Velasquez opens as favorite over JDS in heavyweight title rubber match


In their first meeting, Junior Dos Santos KO'd Cain Velasquez in the first round, but in the rematch Velasquez would win a five round decision to regain his UFC heavyweight title. With the rubber match match likely for UFC 166, odds maker have set the current champion Velasquez as the early favorite in the bout:

Round three between UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos will go down in October in Houston, as most know by now. The event will probably be UFC 166, and the current champ has opened as the betting favorite over the former champ. Here's the line (via BestFightOdds):

Cain Velasquez: -210

Junior Dos Santos: +175

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For those unfamiliar with how betting in combats sports works, Velasquez is basically a two to one favorite in the bout. A bet of $210.00 dollars on Velasquez would be pay $100.00, whereas a $100.00 bet on Dos Santos would pay $175.00



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Willin site profile image  

6/18/13 7:55 PM by Willin

WTF? Did you guys see their last fight? Cain has that riddle solved and JDS will crumple mentally once Cain starts smothering him again. Odds should be worse in my mind.

Nexuscrawlers site profile image  

6/18/13 6:38 PM by Nexuscrawlers

I think a lot of people are overlooking jds

CRMartin11 site profile image  

6/18/13 6:36 PM by CRMartin11

I think the line should be closer. Cain shouldn't be a 2:1 favourite.

Augustus Caesar site profile image  

6/18/13 6:26 PM by Augustus Caesar

Nero! You had disgraced the Caesar name when you burned Rome to the ground! I will haunt your dreams in perpetuity!

Emperor Nero site profile image  

6/18/13 5:51 PM by Emperor Nero

I am surprised by these odds, would have expected +- 100 at the most.I don't even know if that is possible I don't know about odds betting but they seem pretty damn evenly matched to me.

John M site profile image  

6/18/13 5:48 PM by John M

The discussion will never be put to rest. These two will fight more than 3 times.

Augustus Caesar site profile image  

6/18/13 5:46 PM by Augustus Caesar

Thanks for posting these odds, I can't wait for this trilogy so we can put this discussion to rest! I will be rooting for Cain Velasquez :)

John M site profile image  

6/18/13 5:43 PM by John M

As he should be fav. He won a convincing UD over JDS last time. While I think JDS wins this next one, I agree with the line.

flyingtoehold site profile image  

6/18/13 5:25 PM by flyingtoehold

Came up on Cain in the last fight. Mgm had him at +180!! Current line sounds about right.