UFC interim heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum (pictured) says nobody believes he can beat heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez Saturday at UFC 188. That holds true with the Gambling Gods, as well.
The powers that be have pegged Velasquez, despite his 20-month-long hiatus due to injury, an overwhelming 5.5-1 odds-on favorite to unify the 265-pound crown.
Werdum, meanwhile checks in as nearly a 4-1 longshot.
Let’s not forget, this isn’t uncharted territory for Werdum. He pulled off arguably the biggest upset in MMA history when he submitted Fedor Emelianenko five years ago. Emelianenko was a 6-1 favorite in that 2010 fight, but started as high as a 10-1 favorite.
UFC 188 goes down inside Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.
Here are the available wagering lines for Saturday:
Angela Hill +220
Tecia Torres -300
Yair Rodriguez +175
Charles Rosa -220
Nate Marquardt +325
Kelvin Gastelum -450
Eddie Alvarez +150
Gilbert Melendez -180
Fabricio Werdum +375
Cain Velasquez -550