Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Have Sportsbooks Puzzled

Written by Tom Ngo
September 27th, 2011
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UFC Fighter Dan Henderson

Dan Henderson (Pictured) doesn’t make his Octagon return until November 19th, but that hasn’t stopped the Gambling Gods from dropping their two cents on his big league comeback against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Interestingly, the powers that be are slightly confused on which 205-pounder should be favored heading into their pivotal UFC 139 shootout.

According to Bodog, Henderson is a -130 favorite while Shogun checks in as an Even-money bet. However, on BetUS, Shogun is tabbed as a -130 odds-on favorite with the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ coming in as a slight -110 underdog.

Therefore, betters actually have some power for a change and can choose the line that favors them the most. Clearly, those wanting to lay money on Henderson would be better off going with BetUS and Shogun fans would be best served placing their wagers on Bodog.

Gambling 101:


Bet $130 on Henderson and he wins, you win $100

Bet $100 on Shogun and he wins, you win $100


Bet $110 on Henderson and he wins, you win $100

Bet $130 on Shogun and he wins, you win $100

UFC 139 takes place inside the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The light heavyweight affair will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.

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