Because of Brock Lesnar’s previous career choices it might be difficult for some sports betting fans to take him seriously in the upcoming UFC 116 odds competition.
And there’s good reason for this skepticism considering that he spent a number of years acting the part of hated bad guy in the circus-like WWE before retiring from that ‘sport’ and giving professional football a try with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.
He didn’t last long before he quit the team and headed back to North Dakota. But since then he’s been training his guts out to be an MMA betting champion and he’s achieved that goal rather quickly. Lesnar may only have 5 UFC betting bouts to his name, but in that very short career he’s already won the UFC Heavyweight title and will put it on the line in the UFC 116 betting action vs. a very dangerous Shane Carwin.
Lesnar will be favored in the UFC 116 betting odds but based simply on records and MMA betting experience Carwin wins by a landslide. Carwin, a mountain of a man is a perfect 12-0, seven of those MMA betting wins coming by KO. He’s seen a lot more in the octagon than Lesnar and has a big advantage in the experience department.
But what Lesnar lacks in experience, he more than makes up for skill and that’s why the UFC 116 odds makers are so high on this guy. In 5 career UFC betting matchups he has a record of 4-1. His lone loss came to Frank Mir in his first UFC betting bout.
Since then he’s rattled off four straight wins against some of the best fighters in MMA betting –including a complete humiliation of Frank Mir which earned him the UFC Heavyweight title.
If Lesnar is going to win his UFC 116 odds matchup he’s simply going to continue what he does best and that’s simply overpower and pummel his opponent. Since Carwin is a very similar fighter with strong wrestling background as well it’s likely this match will turn into a striking contest. Lesnar can take a blow and if the UFC 116 betting Main Event comes down to a striking contest, you have to like Lesnar’s chances.