Brock Lesnar Losing His Lead on Cain Velasquez

Written by Tom Ngo
October 18th, 2010

UFC poster 121 Brock Lesnar Cain Velasquez Tito Ortiz

After watching three significant underdogs come through Saturday at UFC 120, gambleholics have been itching for their next opportunity at some longshot lovin’. Thankfully, “UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez” will allow gamblers to catch their next fix this weekend.

Although the Gambling Gods pegged heavyweight king Brock Lesnar an early -170 favorite, money is quickly moving on Cain Velasquez’s side of the sand and the powers that be were forced to rethink their line.

The former WWE superstar is now only at -125.

There was similar movement when Lesnar faced Shane Carwin at UFC 116. He opened up as high as a 2-to-1 favorite against the interim title holder, but their line was nearly a Pick ‘em by the time the cage door slammed shut. However, chips didn’t start stacking in Carwin’s direction until game day.

It will be very interesting to see how this line moves as showtime approaches.

Here are the available wagering odds for UFC 121 (Courtesy of BetUS):

Paul Taylor +125
Sam Stout -155

Patrick Cote -160
Tom Lawlor +130

Brendan Schaub +155
Gabriel Gonzaga -190

Diego Sanchez +100
Paulo Thiago -130

Tito Ortiz +120
Matt Hamill -150

Martin Kampmann +175
Jake Shields -220

Cain Velasquez -105
Brock Lesnar -125

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