Now that the hysteria surrounding Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix has started to die down, gambleholics have already begun wondering what’s in it for them. Thankfully, the Gambling Gods have released the early wagering odds for the entire tournament to help wet their appetites.
The powers that be profess Fedor Emelianenko will have no issues rebounding from his first loss in nearly a decade. The Russian is a whopping 5-to-1 favorite against Antonio Silva.
“Bigfoot” checks into the biggest fight of his life at +300.
Upset specialist Fabricio Werdum is more than a 2-to-1 underdog in his opening round matchup with Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem.
‘Ubereem,’ on the other hand, is pegged as a -270 odds-on favorite to advance to the semifinals.
Here are the early wagering lines for the highly anticipated tournament (Courtesy of Bodog):
Fedor Emelianenko -500
Antonio Silva +300
Sergei Kharitonov EVEN
Andrei Arlovski -130
Josh Barnett -300
Brett Rogers +240
Alistair Overeem -270
Fabricio Werdum +210