Welterweight champion Georges ‘Rush’ St-Pierre (22-2) will return to the Octagon after an eighteen month absence between bouts when he faces interim title holder Carlos ‘The Natural Born Killer’ Condit (28-5) in a title unification bout next month at UFC 154. Fans and critics alike, will certainly question St-Pierre’s ability to return from such a long absence caused by an ACL injury to the French-Canadian’s right knee.
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The two headline UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit, scheduled for November 17, 2012 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Check out the entire UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit lineup, as well as details on how to watch the live pay-per-view event, at UFC.com.
One might think that with GSP’s ability to return from adversity in question, the odds might lay more in Condit’s favor.
The early odds makers in fact are giving Georges St-Pierre the definite edge as a ( -350 ) favorite over interim titleholder Condit who is listed as a ( +265 ) underdog. A basic breakdown for fans unfamiliar with those numbers, it means that as the favorite at -350, fans who wish to bet on ‘Rush’ will have to risk $350 in order to win $100. While fans looking for the upset by betting on the underdog Condit at +265, will earn $265 with a bet of $100.
The odds are also in for the events co-main event, pitting Martin ‘Hitman’ Kampmann (20-5) and Johny ‘Bigg Rigg’ Hendricks (13-1) against one another in a welterweight bout.
Kampmann is on a three fight win streak with two come-from behind victories over Jake Ellenberger at the TUF 15 Finale and against Thiago Alves at UFC on FX 2. While Hendricks enters the match with four straight victories inside the Octagon, having beaten Josh Koscheck, Jon Fitch, Mike Pierce and TJ Waldburger.
The odds makers are giving the edge to Hendricks as the (- 137 ) favorite, which makes Kampmann the underdog at ( +107 ) for the UFC 154 co-main event. Meaining if you bet on Hendricks (- 137), you’ll have to spend $137 in order to win $100. While a bet of $100 on Kampmann at ( +107 ), will earn you just $107.