Coming into UFC 173, Daniel Cormier has one win in the light heavyweight division, yet sports books have him as a high as a 9-1 favorite of the legendary Dan Henderson. Henderson is of course an older fighter nearing the end of his career, but should Cormier be that much a favorite to win?
Dan Henderson is forty three years old and has been a professional mixed martial artist since 1997 was previously an Olympic wrestler. Daniel Cormier is no spring chicken at thirty five years of age and is also an accomplished wrestler in his own right.
Bovada, a Las Vegas based sports book list Dan Henderson at +500, meaning a $100 bet would earn you a $500 profit. Daniel Cormier is listed at -800, meaning an $800 bet would only net you a profit of $100.00
What say you UG? Do the oddsmakers have it right and is Henderson only a long shot to win Saturday, or should Henderson be given more credit and and this fight a lot closer than the betting public would have you believe?