When Kenny Florian stated his intention to drop down to featherweight, he said he believed he was just one or two fights away from a 145-pound title shot.
The oddsmakers seem to be in agreement.
"Kenflo" is the -300 favorite for his upcoming featherweight debut against Diego Nunes, which takes place on the main card of the UFC 131 pay-per-view broadcast this Saturday night (June 11) in Vancouver.
"The Gun" was loaded with a +250 underdog line.
Are the oddsmakers calling it like they see it? Or playing it safe? Take a look at how these two featherweights stack up and decide for yourself.
145 lbs.: Kenny "KenFlo" Florian (13-5) vs.(16-1)
Backgrounds (last five fights):
Notable wins: Easy submission wins over Clay Guida and Takanori Gomi
Notable losses: Lopsided losses to Gray Maynard and BJ Penn
Strengths: Well rounded, great cardio, cerebral attack
Weaknesses: Already small at 155, hard to imagine he'll have any power in his first cut to 145
Notable wins: Outpointed Mike Brown and Raphael Assuncao
Notable losses: Unanimous decision loss to LC Davis
Strengths: Great training camp, balanced fighter, momentum on his side
Weaknesses: His last six fights have all been decisions
(+250) at UFC 131. Who ya' got and why?