Weidman opens as 2-1 favorite over Belfort

Friday, January 03, 2014

 Vitor Belfort is the undisputed number one contender and will face Chris Weidman sometime this spring or summer, but he’ll do so as an underdog in the sportsbook:

The middleweight champ is a 2-to-1 favorite to defend his title a second time when he meets Vitor Belfort later this year, veteran MMA oddsmaker Joey Odessa told MMAjunkie.

Weidman opens at -200 while Belfort is +160.

“I think Weidman wins the fight and should be favored anywhere on the planet – even in Brazil,” said Odessa. “He just beat arguably the best 185-pound fighter to step into the octagon two times and will get to defend in the United States.”

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