UFC 130 odds: Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir (14-5) will try to continue his climb back up the 265-pound mountain when he takes on Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Champion Roy Nelson (15-5) at UFC 130: "Rampage vs. Hamill" from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 28 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mir has been labeled as the "favorite" in this titanic tilt -- but not by much.

Most oddsmakers have him at -135 while his rotund rival rolls in at +105 as the underdog. They own similar records and "Big Country" even holds a 2003 Grappler's Quest win over Mir but as far as mixed martial arts is concerned, Nelson has faced very few "elite" heavyweights during his stint as a Zuffa employee.

He's also coming off a lopsided unanimous decision loss to Junior dos Santos back in August while Mir rebounded from his drubbing by Shane Carwin to Cro-Cock Mirko Filipovic last September.

Are the oddsmakers calling it like they see it? Or playing it safe? Take a look at how these two heavyweights stack up and decide for yourself.

265 lbs.: Frank Mir vs. Roy "Big Country" Nelson

Backgrounds (last five fights):


Record: 3-2
Notable wins: First fighter to stop "Minotauro" Nogueira, torched Cheick Kongo and Mirko Filipovic.
Notable losses: Violent defeats to Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin.
Strengths: Powerful puncher, elite grappler, ton of experience.
Weaknesses: Overrated boxing, questionable gas tank, over-confident.


Record: 2-3
Notable wins: Beat the brakes off Brendan Schaub, razed the "Skyscraper" at Fight Night 21.
Notable losses: Stopped by Andrei Arlovski in 2008, was lit up by Junior dos Santos in his last fight.
Strengths: Superior grappler, heavy hands, agile for his size.
Weaknesses: Wastes punches, doesn't have a gameplan, not hard to hit.

Frank Mir (-135) vs. Roy Nelson (+105) at UFC 130. Who ya' got and why?

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