Cain Velasquez opens as a 5-1 favorite to defeat Frank Mir at UFC 146Posted on March 12, 2012, 03:40 PM by Joey Santosus
At UFC 146, former champions Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir will square off to determine the next contender for the Heavyweight throne.
Between two of the division's most formidable fighters, the bout promises to be a competitive one, as Velasquez enters the match-up just one fight removed from his championship reign, and Mir carries the momentum of a three-fight win streak.
According to the oddsmakers, however, fans shouldn't expect a close contest at all. Instead, the gambling gods anticipate a one-sided beatdown, and have Velasquez pegged as a 5-1 favorite to be the one handing out the beating.
Mir, meanwhile, heads into the bout as a +325 underdog.
Though putting up the house on a Heavyweight encounter is never a good idea, if you're a betting man (or lady), there's never been a better time to risk a little cash on Mir.
UFC 146 is set to take place May 26th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the stacked card will be a Heavyweight title fight between division Champion Junior dos Santos and challenger Alistair Overeem, while Cain Velasquez vs. Frank Mir will serve as the co-main event.
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