Jan. 31, 2009; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Georges St-Pierre celebrates with a backflip after defeating B.J. Penn (not pictured) during the welterweight championship in UFC 94 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. St-Pierre defeated Penn with a fourth round TKO. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Knee injury? What knee injury?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, who is expected to headline the upcoming UFC 154 pay-per-view (PPV) event opposite Carlos Condit on Nov. 17, 2012 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, hasn't lost a step when it comes to UFC odds and betting lines.
"Rush" opened as a -350 favorite over "The Natural Born Killer."
Condit, who holds the division's Interim strap after outpointing Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 143 earlier this year, will play underdog at +265, according to the most recent figures from our fiscal friends at Bovada.lv. To put that number in perspective, Josh Koscheck was +280 when he fought the Canadian kingpin in late 2010.
But that's not all.
Johny Hendricks will make his return to "The City of Saints" as the -140 favorite against Martin Kampmann (+110). "Bigg Rigg" punched his ticket to bigger and better opportunities within the division by winning four straight bouts with two knockout finishes.
Can "The Hitman" upset the apple cart on fight night?
As of now, those are the only two bouts penciled in for the Montreal fight card. The good news is, if all four competitors make it to November, it may not matter what the rest of the line-up looks like, as both fights carry major title implications and should prove to be entertaining fights.
Especially now that GSP has promised "more risks" and "more finishes."
Early predictions on the 170-pound landscape once the dust settles?