Strikeforce odds: Daniel Cormier vs Jeff Monson


Strikeforce: "Overeem vs. Werdum" represents the second leg of the promotion's heavyweight grand prix tournament, commencing this Saturday night (June 18) from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

In main card action, undefeated Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier (7-0) will try to continue his rise through the heavyweight ranks by taking on longtime mixed martial arts veteran Jeff Monson (42-11).

"The Snowman" has melted in the eyes of the oddsmakers, who've pegged him as a +215 underdog.

That leaves "DC" as a -275 favorite based on his amateur wrestling accomplishments and ability to steamroll his opponents on the regional circuit in seven trips to the cage following his 2009 debut.

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

265 lbs.: Daniel "DC" Cormier (7-0) vs. Jeff "The Snowman" Monson (42-11)

Backgrounds (last five fights):


Record: 5-0
Notable wins: Has made a mockery of the Strikeforce Challengers division
Notable losses: Perfect through seven
Strengths: Unmatched wrestling, great camp, underrated hands
Weaknesses: Hasn't been tested, could stand to shed a few pounds


Record: 5-0
Notable wins: Choked out Jason Guida and some other people I don't recognize
Notable losses: Hasn't lost since a pair of decisions in early 2010
Strengths: ADCC Champ, strong like bull, experienced
Weaknesses: Suspect cardio, arms like a T-Rex, short for a heavyweight

Daniel Cormier (-275) vs. Jeff Monson (+215) at Strikeforce: "Overeem vs. Werdum." Who ya' got and why?

For more MMA odds and betting lines for Strikeforce or to see how the numbers stack up for different events check out odds aggregate OddsShark by clicking here.

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