When Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson first hit the rumor mill, the Gambling Gods pegged “The Last Emperor” a 3-to-1 favorite to snap his two-fight losing streak. Fast forward a couple of months and the powers that be have already had to adjust the line, as it appears the early money has been stacked on Hendo’s side of the sand.
Emelianenko is now slated at -250, while Strikeforce’s reigning light heavyweight champion has gone to +190.
The MMA legends are expected to square-off in a heavyweight contest.
Henderson holds a 27-8 record and was last seen taking the 205-pound crown from Rafael “Feijão” Cavalcante in March.
Since rattling off 27 consecutive victories, Emelianenko has dropped two straight scraps and hinted at retirement after getting mauled by Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in February. The heavyweight division’s G.O.A.T. owns a 31-3 (1 NC) career mark.
The superfight goes down July 30th inside the Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Here is their early wagering line (Courtesy of BetUS):
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Dan Henderson +190
Fedor Emelianenko -250