Preliminary odds and betting lines have continued to shift for the upcoming UFC 116 main 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 continues to hold steady as a -155 favorite against fellow muscular meatwagon, Shane Carwin, who currently stands as a +125 underdog.
Don't expect those numbers to last.
As more and more of the "Engineer's" faithful drop their change into the Vegas offering plate, plan on watching those odds drop quicker than Mania's pants at a San Francisco nightclub.
And Fedor Emelianenko's loss to Fabricio Werdum on June 26 proves that no fighter is invincible -- including Lesnar. Keep that in mind if you want to try and make some money on Carwin this fourth of July weekend.
Get 'em in early, and also check out the spread on the other combatants throwing hands at UFC 116, like Chris Leben (+185) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (-235), by clicking here.