UFC 200: Lesnar vs. Hunt: Who’s the favorite and who’s the underdog?

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Brock “The Beast Incarnate” Lesnar, whose actually a part-time worker in the World Wrestling Entertainment, returns to the octagon after five years and he will challenge the Super Samoan, Mark Hunt for their heavyweight bout in the Ultimate Fighting Championship 200 in July 9.

UFC 200: Lesnar vs. Hunt: Who’s the favorite and who’s the underdog?

Early betting odds have been already released since the announcement of mega bout between two of the best heavyweight fighters in UFC History. Hunt is listed as -195 favorite and Lesnar is +166 as an underdog. Meaning, the bet is $195 for Hunt to win $100 and if the bet is $100 resulting to $166 win, it’s Lesnar’s turn. Overall,

For the method of victory in three rounds, if Hunt wins inside distance, it’s 10/11 in odds. If he wins by three round decision, it’s 11/2 in odds. On the other side, if Lesnar wins inside distance, it’s 2/1 in odds. If he wins by three round decision, it’s 5/1 in odds. If the fight comes to a draw, it’s in 99/1 odds.

Going down to the fight proper, +105 with 21/20 odds says the fight will complete one full round while -145 with 20/29 odds says not. On the other hand, if the fight went two full rounds, its +240 with 12/5 odds and if not, it’s -360 with 5/18 odds. Finally, +375 with 15/4 odds will occur if the fight goes the distance while -700 with 1/7 odds if it’s not.

Total over

In total, the over 1.5 rounds is +160 with 8/5 in odds and the under 1.5 rounds is -220 with 5/11 in odds. Lesnar’s last fight in the octagon was against Alistair Overeem in December 2011 and since them, he took a five-year sabbatical in mixed martial arts to shift his attention in professional wrestling, wherein he instantly became one of the top WWE superstars.

On the flipped side, Hunt is a knockout artist and has won six victories by way of knockout or technical knockout or TKO. He defeated former title contender Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in two consecutive contests and another heavyweight title challenger Frank Mir. He is looking to add Lesnar to his resume of fighters that he defeated.

Lesnar’s background

He is also a former interim title contender and a 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix winner. He is a very destructive and perilous fighter for someone like Lesnar and he has a volatile-brand of one-punch knockout power. At some point, Lesnar considerd a return to the UFC after his contract with the WWE ended 15 months ago. But he decided to skip another run in the mixed martial arts outfit and signed a new long term deal with the wrestling organization.

Last Saturday, UFC announced that Lesnar will return to the octagon as the co-main event in the fight that features Frankie Edgar versus Jose Aldo in the Featherweight division, Daniel Cormier versus Jon Jones for the Light Heavyweight title, and Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes for the Women’s Bantamweight Championship.

Other fight before the main event

Other fight cards are composed of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, who was defeated by Lesnar, versus Travis Browne in another heavyweight bout, Johny Hendricks and Kelvin Gastelum in the Welterweight division, Cat Zingano and Julianna Pena in another Woman’s Bantamweight match, and T.J Dillashaw and Raphael Assuncao will square off for the Bantamweight side.

To complete the super card, Sage Northcutt versus Enrique Marin, Diego Sanchez versus Joe Lauzon, and Jim Miller versus Japanese fighter Takanori Gomi will go toe-to-toe in the Lightweight division. Gegard Mousasi versus Derek Brunson in the middleweight bout will complete the list.

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