UFC 116 Shane Carwin Vs Brock Lesnar Betting Preview and Picks

UFC 116 Shane Carwin Vs Brock Lesnar Betting Preview and Picks

June 28, 2010 - UFC 116 Shane Carwin Vs Brock Lesnar will take place Saturday July 3, 2010 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV and can be seen on Pay-per-view and Spike TV 7 PM PST/10 EST. UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will make his return to the Octagon almost a year to the date after defeating Frank Mir and flipping off UFC fans to become the biggest heel in UFC history. Online sportsbooks have MMA lines Brock Lesnar as a strong -155 odds favorite over the undefeated 12-0 Shane Carwin +125 odds. Betting action has been coming in steady the weekend before UFC 115 on the underdog Shane Carwin moving him from a +160 odds underdog to current +125 odds. Slugger Chris Leben gets a quick return to the Octagon and he is a +185 odds underdog as an injury replacement against Yoshihiro Akiyama -235 odds.

Brock Lesnar MMA Stats

Record: MMA 4-1-1 Wins: 2 TKO, 1 Submissions, 1 Decision Losses: 1 Submission Height: 6'3" Age: 1977-7-12 Weight: 265 lb Reach: 81 inches

Shane Carwin MMA Stats

Record: MMA 12-0 Wins: 7TKO, 5 Submissions, Losses: Undefeated Height: 6'4" Age: 1975-1-04 Weight: 185 lb Reach: 80 inches

UFC 116 Betting Odds: Brock Lesnar Vs Shane Carwin

Brock Lesnar -155 Shane Carwin +125

Source: Sportsbook.com June 28, 2010

Brock Lesnar is the favorite at -155 odds meaning that for every $155 bet wins $100. For a tutorial on MMA betting lines click UFC Betting explained . Betting action has been steady on Shane Carwin driving the underdog price down to the current +125 odds.

UFC 116 Bet Pick: Shane Carwin Vs Brock Lesnar

With all the hype and drama associated with Brock Lesnar he still only has 5 MMA matches under his belt and has a year of ring rust coming back from a near life threatening intestinal infection. Brock is healthy now and has changed his diet making a leaner body and he does not have to cut as much weight to get to the 265 lb limit. Shane Carwin comes in with more experience for once in his fights. Carwin is 12-0 with none of his fights getting out of the 1st round. Both have top notch wrestling backgrounds but Brock has more athleticism and the stronger wrestling game. Brock will want to brink it to the mat and use his ground and pound. Carwin has the size to match with Brock and has not had to show his ground game. Take Carwin as a nice dog. He has the power and ground game to neutralize Brock's ground game. Add in the year lay off for Brock and less experience you have to take the +125 odds DOG.

TAKE Shane Carwin +125 Odds

UFC 116 Betting Odds: Yoshihiro Akiyama Vs Chris Leben

Yoshihiro Akiyama -235 Chris Leben +185

Source: Sportsbook.com June 9, 2010

UFC 116 Betting Odds: Matt Brown Vs Chris Lytle

Matt Brown Chris Lytle


UFC 116 Betting Odds: Stephan Bonnar Vs Krzysztof Soszynski

Stephan Bonnar +180 Krzysztof Soszynski -230

UFC 116 Betting Odds: Brendan Schaub Vs Chris Tuchscherer

Brendan Schaub -350 Chris Tuchscherer +250

UFC 116 Betting Odds: Kurt Pellegrino Vs George Sotiropoulos

Kurt Pellegrino George Sotiropoulos


UFC 116 Betting Odds: Kendall Grove Vs Goran Reljic

Kendall Grove +135 Goran Reljic -165

Source: BetUS Sportsbook - June 28, 2010


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