Barnett (30-5) is riding a seven-fight win streak heading into "The Lone Star State" and has secured the finish in six of those seven contests, including an arm-triangle choke-out over Sam's Club standout Brett Rogers.
It should come as no surprise then, based on his recent accomplishments and high level ground game, that oddsmakers have pegged the former UFC heavyweight champion a -300 favorite heading into this weekend's festivities.
Kharitonov (18-4) is a sizeable +250 underdog.
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