Rick Story Early Favorite Over Nate Marquardt at “UFC on Versus 4”

Written by Tom Ngo
June 22nd, 2011

UFC Welterweight Rick Story

Despite his last-minute substitute status, Rick Story is an early favorite to ruin Nate Marquardt’s welterweight debut this Sunday at “UFC on Versus 4.” The Gambling Gods peg the up-and-comer a slight -130 favorite against “Nate the Great.”

Marquardt checks in as a +100 underdog.

“Horror” posted a unanimous decision victory over Thiago Alves last month at UFC 130. The victory was not only the most significant in his young career, but also his sixth straight win inside the Octagon.

After spending the last several years performing in the middleweight division, Marqaurdt opted to test the welterweight waters. He’s alternated between wins and losses over his last four 185-pound affairs.

“UFC on Versus 4” takes place Sunday inside the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Versus will broadcast the main card live at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Here are the available wagering lines for Sunday’s show (Courtesy of BetUS):

Favorite (-) Underdog (+)

Matt Mitrione -280
Christian Morecraft +210

John Howard -280
Matt Brown +210

Pat Barry +150
Cheick Kongo -180

Nate Marquardt +100
Rick Story -130

Don’t forget to follow @5thRound on Twitter, Facebook and Google+!