During a period in which size has never mattered more in the sport of mixed martial arts, it’s not a surprise the smallest competitor at “UFC 112: Invincible” will be the card’s biggest long shot.
Lightweight Frankie Edgar enters his first title fight as a 5-to-1 underdog against reigning champion BJ Penn.
Penn steamrolled the relentless Diego Sanchez in his last outing at UFC 107 in December. The Hawaiian once again dazzled fans with his superior skills en route to earning the TKO victory.
It was his fifth straight win in the 155-pound division
Speaking of dominance, middleweight king Anderson Silva is a 6-to-1 favorite to make his seventh consecutive successful title defense when he meets grappling specialist Demian Maia in the night’s featured bout.
Here are the latest betting lines for UFC 112, which takes place April 10th in Abu Dhabi:
Phil Davis -500
Alexander Gustafsson +350
Terry Etim -175
Rafael Dos Anjos +145
Mark Munoz -150
Kendall Grove +120
Matt Hughes -550
Renzo Gracie +375
BJ Penn -800
Frankie Edgar +500
Anderson Silva -600
Demian Maia +400