“Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg” Betting Odds

Written by Tom Ngo
January 27th, 2011

Strikeforce Welterweight Champ Nick Diaz

Two belts will be on the line this Saturday at “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg.” Unfortunately for both challengers, the Gambling Gods don’t give them much of a shot at leaving the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California with any jewelry.

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is nearly a 2.5-to-1 favorite to make his first successful middleweight title defense when he meets Robbie Lawler in the night’s co-featured contest. The Brazilian has won his last three contests, including a unanimous decision victory over Tim Kennedy in his last outing to capture the vacant crown.

Nick Diaz is an overwhelming 3.5-to-1 odds-on favorite to retain his welterweight crown against Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos in the card’s main event. Diaz hasn’t lost a fight since November 2007.

He’s emerged a completely different fighter since settling in the 170-pound weight class in early 2010.

Showtime will broadcast tomorrow’s show beginning at 10PM ET/PT.

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

Favorite (-) Underdog (+)

Preliminary Bouts:

Sam Bracamonte vs. Armin Safiari (N/A)
Niko Jackson vs. Ricky Jackson (N/A)
Anthony Dariano vs. Alan Perez (N/A)
Jenna Castillo vs. Charlene Gellner (N/A)
Germaine de Randamie vs. Stephanie Webber (N/A)

James Terry -240
Lucas Gamaza +190

Eric Lawson -240
Ron Keslar +190

Bobby Stack -500
Isaiah Hill +350

Nate Coy -260
Nate Moore +200

Main Bouts:

Roger Gracie -150
Trevor Prangley +120

Herschel Walker -300
Scott Carson +220

Robbie Lawler +190
Ronaldo Souza -240

Evangelista Santos +250
Nick Diaz -350

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