Shane Carwin Remains Slight Underdog Against Brock Lesnar at UFC 116

Written by Tom Ngo
July 3rd, 2010

UFC heavyweight Shane Carwin

The Gambling Gods have rendered their game day verdict for tonight’s “UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin” event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Champ Brock Lesnar remains a slight favorite to leave Las Vegas the undisputed heavyweight king.

The former WWE superstar 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.

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 stanza.

Here are tonight’s betting lines, courtesy of BetUS.com:

Karlos Vemola -180
Jon Madsen +150

Daniel Roberts -180
Forrest Petz +150

Gerald Harris -280
Dave Branch +210

Ricardo Romero -145
Seth Petruzelli +115

Goran Reljic -170
Kendall Grove +140

Brendan Schaub -350
Chris Tuchscherer +250

Chris Lytle -200
Matt Brown +160

George Sotiropoulos -200
Kurt Pellegrino +160

Krzysztof Soszynski -230
Stephan Bonnar +180

Yoshihiro Akiyama -210
Chris Leben +165

Brock Lesnar -140
Shane Carwin +110

1.5 Rounds

O -135
U +105

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