Lyoto Machida opens as underdog to Chris Weidman
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.