Velasquez vs. Werdum Odds

mma-velasquez04-360

MEXICO CITY (The Spread) – After a lengthy absence, Cain Velasquez returns to the octagon on Saturday to defend his heavyweight title against Fabricio Werdum in the main event of UFC 188.

View Real-Time Sports Betting Odds

Velasquez (13-1) is the UFC heavyweight champion, but he hasn’t fought since October of 2013 due to multiple injuries. He has won four straight fights, including three straight title bouts. Werdum (19-5-1) is the current UFC interim-heavyweight champion. He won that title back on Nov. 15 by beating Mark Hunt when an interim-bout was created due to Velasquez’ injuries. Werdum has won five straight fights since returning to the UFC.

According to the latest oddsmakers, Velasquez is the clear favorite in this bout, as he has odds of -550 to win, while Werdum comes in with a money line of +375 to win. This fight is the main event of UFC 188 on Saturday and will take place from Mexico City Arena in Mexico and air live on PPV at 10PM ET.

The big question about this fight is will Velasquez have the same conditioning we have grown accustomed to seeing him have? He is called the “cardio king” because he can push a tremendous face for a heavyweight and his grappling quickly gasses his opponents. If for some reason he doesn’t have that same motor, and the fight has to remain standing, Werdum has shown tremendous growth as a striker and will have an edge on the feet. Werdum is also a black belt in jiu-jitsu, so Velasquez could have some trouble when the fight hits the ground early.

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Fighting Predictions

Thumbnail UFC 227 Predictions The UFC had a pair of championship fights headlining UFC 227 tonight in Los Angeles. Here’s some fight predictions for this big MMA card.
Thumbnail UFC on FOX Predictions The UFC holds a strong card with the UFC on FOX 30 tonight in Calgary, Alberta. Here’s our predictions for the featured bouts on the...
Thumbnail Lesnar vs. Cormier Odds The UFC is looking to put on a super-fight sometime in the next 12 months that will feature Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar. Who do oddsmakers like in...

Recent Discussions Other Sports

GOLF: British Open Preview on Mon, Jul 2018 by Shazman
FIFA WORLD CUP on Sun, Jul 2018 by shawnsushi
FIFA Soccer: World Cup Final on Sun, Jul 2018 by Shazman
FIFA Soccer: World Cup Final & 3rd Place on Sat, Jul 2018 by Shazman
FIFA Soccer: World Cup Quarterfinal Day 2 on Sat, Jul 2018 by Shazman