According to noted oddsmaker Nick Kalikas of BetOnFighting.com, it's none other than Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar. "The Answer" opens as a -130 favorite headed into his next title defense against Ben Henderson, which is scheduled for UFC 144 on Feb. 26, 2012, over in Japan.
"Bendo" comes in as the smooth underdog at +100.
Anyone jumping on this line with wallets wide open? Or do you expect a dramatic shift as we get closer and closer to fight night?
It's pretty incredible, when you think about it, that Edgar still isn't getting the credit he deserves after consecutive amazing come-from-behind performances against Gray Maynard, the last of which resulted in a fourth round knockout win.
"The Bully" was taken down but Edgar still can't get no respect.
Henderson, on the other hand, deserves every bit of the accolades he's currently receiving for the 2011 fight campaign he just put together.
After ending 2010 with the most humiliating defeat of the year, "Bendo" dusted himself off, picked himself back up and headed for the Octagon to reinvent his name.
And that's exactly what he did.
But is he good enough to snatch the 155-pound title away from Edgar?
We're still a ways away from fight time, Maniacs, but who do you like for your money and who ya' got straight up?