If you ask the Gambling Gods, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez’s next title defense will be against Travis Browne (pictured).
UFC president Dana White confirmed Thursday that the winner of Saturday’s scrap between Browne and Fabricio Werdum gets next crack at Velasquez.
Browne is pegged as slightly more than a 2-1 odds-on favorite to beat the Brazilian. Werdum, meanwhile, checks in as a +165 underdog.
Amway Center in Orlando, Florida hosts this weekend’s event.
Here are the available lines for Saturday’s fights:
Underdogs (+) Favorites (-)
Brad Tavares -150
Yoel Romero +120
Edson Barboza -115
Donald Cerrone -115
Liz Carmouche +165
Miesha Tate -210
Fabricio Werdum +165
Travis Browne -210