UFC 116 Betting: A Heavyweight Title Fight for the Ages

December 2nd, 2010 UFC

It’s only fitting that the UFC 116 betting event will take place in Las Vegas as this practically the birthplace of UFC betting.

On Saturday night (July 3rd) much of the sports betting world will be tuned in on pay-per-view to witness the UFC 116 odds competition and ultimately one of the most exciting heavyweight title fights in UFC betting history.  That may sound like hyperbole but nothing could be further from the truth.

There are surely MMA betting fans and even sports fans in general looking to bet on the UFC 116 odds who certainly disagree with the above claim but when you consider all the facts and take into account the media exposure and the impact of the personality of the fighters involved as well as the lack of interest in the heavyweight division in recent years it’s difficult to overestimate the impact of the UFC 116 betting main event. 

Interim heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin is a good fighter.  How good?  Well, it’s hard to say but if he defeats the current Heavyweight Champ, Brock Lesnar, in the UFC 116 betting main event than he can claim to be the undisputed champion, the best of the very best in the MMA heavyweight betting.  And there would be no arguing that fact.

But the fact of the matter is most UFC 116 odds makers believe the Lesnar will take this fight and if he is triumphant in this UFC 116 betting matchup he will catapult to MMA betting stardom and legitimize his claim to the UFC Heavyweight Title.

For Lesnar a victory in Las Vegas in his upcoming UFC betting event would not only legitimize his claim to the belt that many sports betting fans feel has been handed to him, -after just 5 fights simply based on his reputation rather than his ability- it would also vindicate him in the eyes of the naysayers who have doubted his MMA fighting skills.

For the UFC a Lesnar win would be huge.  In fact the UFC 116 betting event could turn out to be a watershed moment in the history of the UFC.  That might sound crazy, but if Lesnar unifies the belts he’ll be the first mainstream superstar in UFC betting history and he might just be the superstar vehicle that the sports needs to broaden its appeal among sports betting fans.

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