As their heavyweight top contender scrap draws near, Alistair Overeem continues to pull further away from Brock Lesnar. Overeem originally opened as a slight -140 odds-on favorite to beat Lesnar at UFC 141, but the chips have started to quickly stack behind the former Strikeforce champ and has forced the Gambling Gods to rethink their initial claims.
Overeem now checks in as a -170 favorite to advance to the championship affair, while Lesnar moved from an Even-money bet to a +140 underdog.
The 265-pound shootout goes down December 30th inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The victor moves on to challenge Junior dos Santos for his freshly-minted title in their next outing.
Here are the early wagering lines Lesnar vs. Overeem (Courtesy of Bodog):
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Alistair Overeem -170
Brock Lesnar +140
Bet $170 on Overeem and he wins, you win $100
Bet $100 on Lesnar and he wins, you win $140