Preliminary odds and betting lines are out for the upcoming UFC 116 event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring a titanic heavyweight showdown between division champion Brock Lesnar and interim titlist Shane Carwin.
"Lesnar vs. Carwin" marks the return of the promotion's biggest box office draw, Lesnar, who will try and battle his way back from a career-threatening intestinal problem to once again establish himself as the undisputed man among men.
Apparently the time off hasn't hurt his reputation, as the pasty-faced goliath has opened as a -200 favorite against fellow muscular meatwagon, Carwin, who currently stands at a very temporary +160 underdog.
Don't expect that number to last.
As more and more of the "Engineer's" faithful drop their change into the Vegas offering plate, plan on watching those odds plummet considerably.
Rashad Evans, who faces Quinton Jackson at UFC 114 tonight (May 29) on pay-per-view, also opened on the triple-digit side of the dogs, and now stands dead even with "Rampage" at -115.
Keep that in mind if you want to try and make some money on Carwin this fourth of July weekend.
Thanks to Wolfmanshowforever for the tip.