Brock Lesnar Remains Favorite Over Shane Carwin at UFC 116

Written by Tom Ngo
June 24th, 2010

The Gambling Gods pegged Brock Lesnar a 2-to-1 favorite over Shane Carwin when their UFC 116 scrap was originally announced a few months back. With game time is steadily approaching, the line still hasn’t budged.

Lesnar owns a 4-1 record and was last seen annihilating Frank Mir at UFC 100 en route to unifying the heavyweight crown. After his dominating effort, Lesnar contracted mononucleosis and parlayed that into an infection that ate away at his intestines.

Although his life hung in the balance, Lesnar was able to make a “miraculous” recovery and is now anxious to get back into the Octagon.

Speaking of steamrolling Mir, Carwin accomplished the same feat to become interim champ. However, his career was put on hold due to Lesnar’s health status, as the 265-pounders were expected to square off at UFC 106, and then again at UFC 108 in January.

Carwin owns a dominant 12-0 professional record and has finished all of his fights in the opening round.

On a side note, Carwin was also an underdog (+125) in his victory over Mir (-155) at UFC 111.

Here are the latest betting lines, courtesy of BetUS.com:

Goran Reljic -160
Kendall Grove +130

Brendan Schaub -350
Chris Tuchscherer +250

Krzysztof Soszynski -235
Stephan Bonnar +185

Wanderlei Silva -170
Yoshihiro Akiyama +140

Brock Lesnar -200
Shane Carwin +160

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