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Lyoto Machida Drops to -185, Money Moving Towards Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for UFC 113

Written by Marc Doche
May 6th, 2010
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After 4-to-1 underdog Manny Gamburyan knocked off Mike Brown at “WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber,” gamblers have been itching to see where their next fix will come from. Thankfully, “UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II” jumps off this Saturday to feed their (our) addiction.

The card will take place inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada and will be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida.

The pair initially met in a hard-fought battle at UFC 104. Although the champ was awarded a 48-47 score from all three judges sitting Octagon-side, most, if not all, of the fans inside Staples Center in Los Angeles believed Machida got away with highway robbery.

Although Shogun entered their October meeting a 3.5-to-1 underdog, he clearly isn’t catching anyone by surprise this time around. Machida’s line opened up at -200 and remained there for quite some time. However as gametime steadily approaches, it appears gamblers are starting to push Shogun because the champ has now dropped to -185.

Here are the early betting lines for the pay-per-view broadcast:

Jason MacDonald -160
John Salter +130

Yoshiyuki Yoshida -300
Mike Guymon +220

Tim Hague -260
Joey Beltran +200

Johny Hendricks -500
TJ Grant +350

Marcus Davis -600
Jonathan Goulet +400

Tom Lawlor -600
Joe Doerksen +400

Alan Belcher -125
Patrick Cote -105

Sam Stout -200
Jeremy Stephens +160

Kimbo Slice -115
Matt Mitrone -115

Josh Koscheck -230
Paul Daley +180

Lyoto Machida -185
Mauricio Rua +155

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