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CM Punk Heavy Underdog In UFC Debut

Written by Tom Ngo
September 8th, 2016
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UFC CM Punk Phil Brooks

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic might be making his first title defense when he faces Alistair Overeem on Saturday, but let’s be honest, many of those who will be shelling out $54.95 on the pay-per-view broadcast want to watch former WWE superstar turned MMA fighter Phil “CM Punk” Brooks (pictured) fight for real for the first time.

With zero real fight experience, Brooks will be a massive underdog in his MMA debut against Mickey Gall. Brooks is currently more than a 3-1 longshot against Gall, who is perfect through two professional bouts. Gall, meanwhile, checks in as a heavy 4.5-1 odds-on favorite to blast Brooks.

Any takers on Brooks? Any chance the UFC paid Gall to take a dive?

Many will tune in to see what the 37-year-old Brooks can do.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, Miocic is a slight -145 favorite to retain his title against Overeem in the featured attraction. Overeem comes in just behind as a +115 underdog.

Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio hosts UFC 203.

Here are the wagering lines for Saturday’s fights:

Favorites (-) Underdogs (+)

Preliminary Card:

Jason Gonzalez +135
Drew Dober -165

Francimar Barroso +155
CB Dollaway -190

Sean Spencer +100
Yancy Medeiros -130

Ray Borg +100
Ian Mccall -130

Caio Magalhaes +150
Brad Tavares -180

Michael McBride +300
Nik Lentz -400

Bethe Correia +110
Jessica Eye -140

Main Card:

Travis Browne +165
Fabricio Werdum -210

Jimmie Rivera -130
Urijah Faber +100

CM Punk +325
Mickey Gall -450

Jessica Andrade -140
Joanne Calderwood +110

Alistair Overeem +115
Stipe Miocic -145

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