After witnessing countless underdogs come through this past weekend at “Strikeforce: Houston,” gambleholics across the globe have been itching for their next fix. Thankfully, “UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2″ jumps off in five days and will offer plenty of longshot action.
If Frankie Edgar didn’t feel disrespected before, then the UFC lightweight champ surely has the right to feel that way now. The Gambling Gods have spoken and they believe the Jersey boy is one-and-done as the 155-pound Octagon king.
Despite entering their UFC 112 contest a 5-to-1 underdog, Edgar used his superior speed and quickness to upset Penn for his strap in Abu Dhabi. Edgar will only be a 2.5-to-1 ‘dog in his mulligan against the Hawaiian.
Speaking of heavy favorites, it’s no surprise the early money is on Randy Couture to successfully ruin James Toney’s mixed martial arts debut. For those that wanted to lay dough on Couture, it will cost you, because the UFC Hall of Famer is a 7-to-1 favorite to rain on Toney’s parade.
UFC 118 takes place this Saturday inside the TD Garden in Beantown, home of the Boston Celtless ;).
Here are the betting lines for UFC 117 (courtesy of BetUS.com):
Nate Diaz -210
Marcus Davis +165
Nick Osipczak -140
Greg Soto +110
Andre Winner -120
Nick Lentz +110
Kenny Florian -155
Gray Maynard +125
Randy Couture -700
James Toney +450
BJ Penn -350
Frank Edgar +250