UFC 116 Odds

UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin takes place Saturday, July 3 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and features a heavyweight championship bout.

Saturday’s main card, which will air on Pay Per-View live at 10PM ET features five fights. Here is a look at the main event bouts.
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Lesnar vs. Carwin

The main event of Saturday’s card is for the UFC Heavyweight Championship when champion Brock Lesnar (4-1) takes on interim champion Shane Carwin (12-0). Lesnar is considered the favorite in the fight with a line of -130 while Carwin has a line of +140. This fight is one of the most-anticipated bouts in the heavyweight division in quite some time. Both men have been seemingly unbeatable in the last few years as Lesnar has torn through Randy Couture and Frank Mir while Carwin destroyed Gabriel Gonzaga and Mir. Carwin has won all 12 fights in his career by KO or submission and not a single fight has went past the first round. Carwin has the mass and strength to match Lesnar, but the key to the bout will be how Carwin handles Lesnar’s speed and athleticism.

Leben steps in to fight Akiyama

The co-main event of Saturday’s event is a middleweight bout that isn’t overly intriguing on paper, but the storyline behind it has generated more interest in the fight. In this contest, Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-1) takes on Chris Leben (20-6). This fight was originally scheduled to feature Akiyama and Wanderlei Silva, but Silva had to bow out last week after injuring his ribs. Leben steps in after just fighting on June 19. Leben defeated Aaron Simpson by TKO in the second round in that contest. Akiyama threatened to not take the fight after the switch, feeling Leben was beneath him, but has since changed his mind. He enters the fight as the favorite with a line of -200 while Leben comes in at +185. Fatigue for Leben will be a key issue, but his punching power gives him a chance in any fight.
UFC 116 takes place live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. starting at 10PM ET. Below are the currently listed odds for the event. Odds are provided by online sports book Sportsbook.com.
UFC Heavyweight Championship

Brock Lesnar -130

Shane Carwin +140

Middleweight Bout

Yoshihiro Akiyama -200

Chris Leben +185

Welterweight Bout

Chris Lytle -195

Matt Brown +160

Light Heavyweight Bout

Krzysztof Soszynski -218

Stephan Bonnar +195

Heavyweight Bout

Brendan Schaub -295

Chris Tuchscherer +264

Light Heavyweight Bout

Ricardo Romero -145

Seth Petruzelli +120

Middleweight Bout

Goran Reljic -155

Kendall Grove +145

Middleweight Bout

Gerald Harris -245

Dave Branch +200

Welterweight Bout

Daniel Roberts -170

Forrest Petz +145

Heavyweight Bout

Karlos Vemola -160

Jon Madsen +150

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Posted: 6/30/10 4:29PM ET

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