Lesnar vs. Cormier Odds

UFC Matchup Odds: Is Brock Lesnar favored vs. Daniel Cormier? 7/19/18

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 this one?

This fight came to fruition following Cormier’s win over Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 a few weeks ago to become the UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight champions. Following the victory, Lesnar came into the cage and the two had an altercation to set up a future bout. Lesnar has to enroll in USADA drug testing for six months before he can compete, which means this bout is likely not to happen until January, possibly Super Bowl weekend. According to the latest oddsmakers, Cormier is the favorite in this proposed bout, as he is getting -275 odds. Lesnar is listed with a money line of +215 to win.

Daniel Cormier is a two-division champion and getting set to hold maybe two more fights in his MMA career before retiring. He is 21-1 following his win over Miocic and has never lost at heavyweight. He moved down to light heavyweight while teammate Cain Velasquez was heavyweight champ and found success there. His only loss has been to Jon Jones, with the rematch being turned to a no contest after Jones failed a drug test. Cormier is an Olympic wrestler that likes to push the pace and grind out wins. He has been developing his striking, as shown by his second-round KO of Volkan Oezdemir and his first-round KO of Miocic.

Brock Lesnar hasn’t really had the type of career that would earn him an immediate title fight after a long time away, but he’s a freak of nature and a PPV draw. Lesnar is just 5-3 in his MMA career. His last fight was in July of 2016, which was a decision win over Mark Hunt, but it was changed to a no contest after Lesnar failed a drug test. Prior to that, he was soundly destroyed by Cain Velasquez and Alistair Overeem. His last recorded victory was back in 2010 over Shane Carwin. Still, Lesnar is a former champ that holds wins over Frank Mir and Randy Couture. He is a huge man that is pretty light on his feet for his size. He has a strong wrestling background, but really seems to cower when he takes a big strike to the body or head. If he can’t score a takedown on Cormier, he is likely in for a long night.


Fighting Predictions

Thumbnail UFC 241 Predictions The UFC Heavyweight Championship is up for grabs in a rematch from a big fight in 2018. Here’s a closer look at some picks to consider for UFC 241...
Thumbnail UFC 240 Predictions The UFC Featherweight Championship is up for grabs when the current champ faces a former lightweight champ in the main event of UFC 240. Here’s some picks to consider for the card...
Thumbnail Pacquiao vs. Thurman Prediction One of the great boxers in history returns to the ring tonight to face an unbeaten opponent as Manny Pacquiao faces off with Keith Thurman. Who will come away with...
Thumbnail UFC 239 Predictions Two UFC championships are on the line tonight when UFC 239 takes place in Las Vegas. Here are some predictions for the main card this...
Thumbnail UFC 238 Predictions The UFC returns to PPV tonight when two championships are on the line as part of UFC 238. Here’s some of the fighters we like to prevail tonight.

Recent Discussions Other Sports

PGA FedEx Championship on Wed, Aug 2019 by Shazman
PGA Golf BMW Championship on Wed, Aug 2019 by Shazman
PGA FedEX Cup Round One - Northern Trust on Wed, Aug 2019 by Shazman
British Open Preview on Wed, Jul 2019 by Shazman