Lyoto Machida opens as underdog to Chris Weidman

by Chris Palmquist |

Yesterday the UFC announced a blockbuster change that Lyoto Machida will replace Vitor Belfort at UFC 173 to fight Chris Weidman for the middleweight title.

It didn't take long for sports books to take notice and set odds for the title fight. 

Lyoto Machida opened as a slight underdog at +150, meaning that a $100 bet on Machida would win the bettor $150.00. The champion Weidman as the slight favorite opened at -200, meaning a $200 bet would earn the better $100.00

The odds opened the same for Weidman in his bout scheduled versus Belfort, however Belfort himself was a -160, meaning the odds makers believe Machida has a lesser chance to dethrone the champion.


tags: Lyoto Machida (detail)  Chris Weidman   UFC 173      


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cdnz0mbieopc site profile image  

7/8/14 1:25 AM by cdnz0mbieopc

You're a good shit, cheers

Lazer MMA site profile image  

7/7/14 11:52 AM by Lazer MMA

VTFU but Chris won the first three.......So

cdnz0mbieopc site profile image  

7/7/14 9:35 AM by cdnz0mbieopc


idsmashit site profile image  

7/4/14 12:09 PM by idsmashit

Dodgy decisions always in favour of the champs

gokudamus site profile image  

7/4/14 10:42 AM by gokudamus

Nope. Not even close.

Kid Charlemagne site profile image  

7/4/14 10:12 AM by Kid Charlemagne

Edgar was challenger and won controversial dec

Pessimist_Pete site profile image  

7/4/14 9:49 AM by Pessimist_Pete

Jacare and Silva are more dangerous

Trane site profile image  

7/4/14 9:45 AM by Trane

Upon further analysis, I won't be touching this bet. My heart wants Machida to win but I've learned not to bet with all heart.  Weidman is relatively new champ, he's still hungry mentally. Machida can win if he keeps the entire fight standing but that's a lot to ask for over 5 rounds.

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7/4/14 8:46 AM by yellow's alphamalesouth


Lazer MMA site profile image  

7/4/14 8:30 AM by Lazer MMA

-185, +160