Velasquez opens as favorite over JDS in heavyweight title rubber match

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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