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CM Punk Opens As Betting Underdog Against Mike Jackson At UFC 225

The mixed martial arts (MMA) return of CM Punk is a highly-anticipated one, which is why combat fans were excited to see the former WWE superstar officially booked to fight Mike Jackson at UFC 225 on June 9 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

It will be just the second time that Punk is fighting professionally, having lost to Mickey Gall via first-round submission at UFC 203 back in 2016.

Despite reports that Punk is making huge strides in training, oddsmakers are still selling the former professional wrestler short when it comes to his chances of defeating Jackson this June.

According to recent betting lines put out by Bovada (h/t Damon Martin), Punk is currently slated as a +200 underdog, while Jackson comes in as a -260 favorite. That means a $ 100 bet on Punk will win you $ 200. Not too shabby, especially since the former WWE star is competing in front of his hometown crowd.

While Punk showed little skill in his debut against Gall 19 months ago, it’s surprising that Jackson is such a heavy favorite. Oddsmakers may be scared to level the playing field considering Punk is six years older, but Jackson is 0-1 in his professional career as well. That loss came against Gall, too, and lasted 90 seconds less than Punk’s debut.

Still, the oddsmakers have spoken. Assuming there’s going to be heavy promotion around this fight leading up to UFC 225, Punk’s +200 tag could come down as we draw closer to fight week. But who knows, maybe the pro wrestler really is just that outmatched, both on paper and inside of the Octagon.

UFC 225 will be headlined by a middleweight title rematch pitting current UFC champion Robert Whittaker against Cuban dynamo Yoel Romero. The card will also feature a co-main event tilt between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington for the interim welterweight title, while former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm welcomes Megan Anderson to the Octagon in a featherweight affair.

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CM Punk Opens As Betting Underdog Against Mike Jackson At UFC 225

The mixed martial arts (MMA) return of CM Punk is a highly-anticipated one, which is why combat fans were excited to see the former WWE superstar officially booked to fight Mike Jackson at UFC 225 on June 9 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

It will be just the second time that Punk is fighting professionally, having lost to Mickey Gall via first-round submission at UFC 203 back in 2016.

Despite reports that Punk is making huge strides in training, oddsmakers are still selling the former professional wrestler short when it comes to his chances of defeating Jackson this June.

According to recent betting lines put out by Bovada (h/t Damon Martin), Punk is currently slated as a +200 underdog, while Jackson comes in as a -260 favorite. That means a $ 100 bet on Punk will win you $ 200. Not too shabby, especially since the former WWE star is competing in front of his hometown crowd.

While Punk showed little skill in his debut against Gall 19 months ago, it’s surprising that Jackson is such a heavy favorite. Oddsmakers may be scared to level the playing field considering Punk is six years older, but Jackson is 0-1 in his professional career as well. That loss came against Gall, too, and lasted 90 seconds less than Punk’s debut.

Still, the oddsmakers have spoken. Assuming there’s going to be heavy promotion around this fight leading up to UFC 225, Punk’s +200 tag could come down as we draw closer to fight week. But who knows, maybe the pro wrestler really is just that outmatched, both on paper and inside of the Octagon.

UFC 225 will be headlined by a middleweight title rematch pitting current UFC champion Robert Whittaker against Cuban dynamo Yoel Romero. The card will also feature a co-main event tilt between Rafael dos Anjos and Colby Covington for the interim welterweight title, while former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm welcomes Megan Anderson to the Octagon in a featherweight affair.

For more UFC 225 fight card news click here.

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UFC 223 Odds: Khabib Nurmagomedov Opens as Big Favorite Over Max Holloway

Bookies have been scrambling to finalize their odds for this weekend’s lightweight championship bout with the announcement that Max Holloway will step in for the injured Tony Ferguson at UFC 223
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Conor McGregor Opens as Big Favorite in Hypothetical MMA Bout vs. Floyd Mayweather

There has been enough talk about a potential mixed martial arts bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather that odds have been released regarding an Octagon meeting between the two rivals.
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Conor McGregor Opens as Big Favorite in Hypothetical MMA Bout vs. Floyd Mayweather

There has been enough talk about a potential mixed martial arts bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather that odds have been released regarding an Octagon meeting between the two rivals.
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Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar odds: ‘Blessed’ opens as sizable favorite over ‘The Answer’ for UFC 222 main event

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion, Max Holloway, is all set to defend his 145-pound title against ex-lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar in the UFC 222 pay-per-view (PPV) main event (details), locked and loaded for Sat., March 3, 2018 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And he’ll do it as the -280 favorite (5/14).

That’s according to our fiscal friends at Bovada, who opened Edgar at +225 (3/4). That’s not a far cry from their original betting line at UFC 218, a booking that was ultimately scrapped when the challenger was felled by a nasty eye injury.

With “The Answer” fielding questions from this doubting Thomas, “Blessed” (19-3) went on to eliminate former champion Jose Aldo from the 145-pound title race, in what amounted to the Hawaiian’s twelfth straight win (and third straight finish).

Edgar (22-5-1), meanwhile, has not competed since beating the brakes off Yair Rodriguez last May, one of two consecutive wins after the aforementioned Aldo (temporarily) bounced him from the featherweight title picture.

So … these odds sound about right to you?

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Tyron Woodley Opens as Considerable Favorite in Proposed Title Bout vs. Nate Diaz

Not surprisingly, Tyron Woodley has been set as a considerable favorite in a proposed welterweight title defense against Nate Diaz.
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Tyron Woodley Opens as Considerable Favorite in Proposed Title Bout vs. Nate Diaz

Not surprisingly, Tyron Woodley has been set as a considerable favorite in a proposed welterweight title defense against Nate Diaz.
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Georges St. Pierre Opens as Slight Favorite in Potential Bouts vs. Conor McGregor, Robert Whittaker

Newly-crowned middleweight Georges St. Pierre has a number of intriguing options for his next UFC fight, and “Rush” is already a slight betting favorite against two potential foes.
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Georges St. Pierre Opens as Slight Favorite in Potential Bouts vs. Conor McGregor, Robert Whittaker

Newly-crowned middleweight Georges St. Pierre has a number of intriguing options for his next UFC fight, and “Rush” is already a slight betting favorite against two potential foes.
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