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.
"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):
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
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
at Strikeforce: "Overeem vs. Werdum." Who ya' got and why?