Vitor Belfort Given Edge After Anthony Johnson’s Weight Issues

Written by Tom Ngo
January 14th, 2012
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UFC Middleweight Vitor Belfort

While most think Anthony Johnson gained an advantage at UFC 142 by coming in 11 pounds over the middleweight limit for a non-title bout, the Gambling Gods have actually given Vitor Belfort (Pictured) the edge heading into tonight’s shootout.

Just two days ago, the 185-pounders were dead even at -115 entering HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fast-forward just 48 hours and Belfort is now a -130 odds-on favorite to spoil “Rumble’s” middleweight debut.

Johnson, on the other hand, checks in just slightly behind at +100.

Chad Mendes remains a steady 2-to-1 longshot to dethrone featherweight king Jose Aldo in the show’s featured attraction.

Here are the complete wagering lines for UFC 142 (Courtesy of BetUS):

Favorites (-) Underdogs (+)

Preliminary Bouts:

Antonio Carvalho -220
Felipe Arantes +175

Ricardo Funch +350
Mike Pyle -500

Yuri Alcantara -220
Michihiro Omigawa +175

Ednaldo Oliveira +100
Gabriel Gonzaga -130

Thiago Tavares -135
Sam Stout +105

Main Bouts:

Terry Etim +210
Edson Barboza -280

Carlo Prater +375
Erick Silva -550

Mike Massenzio +375
Rousimar Palhares -550

Anthony Johnson +100
Vitor Belfort -130

Chad Mendes +200
Jose Aldo -260

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