Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Rashad Evans Are Perfectly Equal … For Now

Written by Tom Ngo
May 21st, 2010

There’s already plenty of hoopla surrounding the light heavyweight scrap between former champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans, but for you fight fans that are always down to “make things a little more exciting,” we’ve got the latest betting lines for next weekend’s UFC 114 event.

Although B.A. Baracus was an early favorite (-145) to hand his bitter rival his second professional loss, the money is currently going towards Evans, as the Gambling Gods now have the foes equally rated at -115.

Rampage holds an impressive 30-7 professional record, however hasn’t fought since taking an uneventful unanimous decision over Keith Jardine, Evans’ Jackson Submission Fighting teammate, at UFC 96 last March.

Evans bounced back from his only pro loss when he escaped with a unanimous decision victory over Thiago Silva at UFC 108. Although the wrestler dominated much of the matchup, Evans was nearly knocked out in the fight’s closing seconds by a desperate Silva.

Upset City Alert: Dan Lauzon will surely have a little extra pep in his step to prove to his older brother, Joe, that he’s not a lazy fook. While it’s no coincidence Efrain Escudero is a heavy favorite, he is coming off his first career loss, so the 24-year-old’s ability to successfully rebound is unknown.

At +325, why not?

The May 29th event takes place inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

Efrain Escudero -450
Dan Lauzon +325

Amir Sadollah -140
Dong Hyun Kim +110

Diego Sanchez -230
John Hathaway +180

Quinton Jackson -115
Rashad Evans -115

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