For the first time in three fights, Chael Sonnen (pictured) will enter the Octagon as an odds-on favorite to get his hand raised.
Chael P. is pegged as a slight -145 favorite to beat Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC on Fox Sports 1. Shogun, meanwhile, checks in just behind as a +115 underdog.
Sonnen has lost two straight scraps, with both bouts being of the championship variety, while Shogun is looking to bounce back from a lopsided loss to up-and-comer Alexander Gustafsson.
UFC on Fox Sports 1 takes place August 17 inside TD Garden in Boston.
Here are the early wagering lines for Shogun vs. Sonnen:
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Chael Sonnen -145
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua +115
Bet $145 on Sonnen and he’s victorious, you win $100
Bet $100 on Shogun and he’s victorious, you win $115