UFC 200 Odds Lesnar vs HuntJosh Bailey
Brock Lesnar, 5-3, returns to the Octagon for the first time since 2011 to battle #8 ranked Mark Hunt, 12-10-1, at UFC 200. UFC President Dana White is counting his lucky stars on the foresight after adding the fight to the card late. Just yesterday, interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pulled from his title unification bout against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200, after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency informed Jones of a potential doping violation.
Lesnar has been on the bench for a long time. His last fight was a loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 on Dec. 30, 2011. Hunt has won his last 2 fights. He knocked out Antonio Silva in Round 1 at UFC 193 last November. He knocked out Frank Mir in Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on March 19.
Bet The UFC 200 Lesnar vs Hunt Odds
Brock Lesnar is getting plenty of love from MMA odds makers at +130. He hasn’t fought since early 2011. That’s a huge layoff. Mark Hunt is the favorite at -160.
Why Bet On Brock Lesnar (+130)
Before Lesnar lost to the terrific Cain Velasquez and, at the time at least the equally talented Alistair Overeem, he appeared dominant. Lesnar knocked out Randy Couture at UFC 91. He knocked out Frank Mir at UFC 100. He submitted Shane Carwin at UFC 116. If Lesnar returns as good as he was before the Velasquez loss, he could be tough for Hunt to handle on July 9.
Why Bet On Mark Hunt (-160)
Hunt has looked great in his last 2 fights. The Super Samoan only needed 12 strikes to knock out Antonio Silva. He only needed 8 strikes to knock out Frank Mir at UFC Fight Night on March 19. Hunt is an excellent striker. He avoids 69% of takedowns. He avoids 53% of the strikes against him. Hunt has been a top fighter in the division for a long time while Lesnar has been on the bench.
UFC 200 Expert Pick & Fight Prediction
The big news in regards to this fight is that UFC has given Brock Lesnar a drug test exemption. What that means is that Lesnar, as Hunt has stated, could be “juiced to the gills”.
But that doesn’t seem to bother Hunt. He’s convinced that Mir was juiced to the gills and he knocked Mir out in Round 1. The bottom line is that strength isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
Hunt has the much better chin. He also has a sneaky straight right and devastating hook that shoud hurt Lesnar early on in this fight. If Lesnar goes right after Hunt to try to get the fight to the ground, Hunt will knock him out. I think Hunt makes quick work of Lesnar at UFC 200.