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Gamblers Beware: Anthony Pettis Currently Listed As a Slight Favorite Over Ben Henderson


(I mean, I *guess* pulling this off could be considered an advantage. I guess.)

This might not come as all that big a shock to you, but there’s been a slight shift in the UFC 163 UFC 164 odds as of late. Mainly, that of the main event featherweight lightweight title bout between Jose Aldo Ben Henderson and T.J. Grant Anthony Pettis. Despite opening as a slight favorite over the last man to defeat him when the replacement matchup was first announced, Henderson’s line has seen a significant dip over the past couple of weeks. According to BestFightOdds, Pettis is listed as high as -125 over Henderson, who is listed between -105 and -115 on various gambling sites.

So yeah, it’s not exactly breaking news. But honestly, we really wanted to use the Henderson/Pettis update as an opportunity to inform you of this weekend’s Cage Warriors 57 event, which if the odds are any indication, should feature at least *two* in-ring decapitations. In the evening’s main event, UFC/Bellator veteran Paul Daley is listed as a -1700 favorite over opponent Jimmy Pocket, a six year-old child with rickets and a pegleg who…I’m sorry, Daley will actually be fighting Lukasz Chlewicki, a 10-2 Polish fighter who we should also assume is receiving this fight as part of his final, dying wish. Because otherwise, what the fuck?

Also set to “compete” on the Cage Warriors card are Aldric Cassata and Jose Luis Zapater, currently listed as +600 underdogs to -1200 favorites Danny Roberts and Ronnie Mann, respectively. May the ghost of Keith Hackney protect those poor gentlemen. He’s dead, right?

-J. Jones

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algiersheadkick504- July 17, 2013 at 12:45 pm
No daleys strikig is that devastating, and he is getting petty good at wrestling
Pen Fifteen- July 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Assuming he's facing someone with at least blue-belt caliber grappling skills, Paul Daley shouldn't be a -1700 favorite over anyone.
The12ozCurls- July 17, 2013 at 11:18 am
My money is on Jimmy Pocket.
danomite- July 17, 2013 at 11:03 am
Every time something crazy happens, Herb Dean is always there right in the middle of it. He's like the Sam Beckett of the UFC, driven by an unknown force to change MMA history for the better, leaping from fight to fight hoping that the next leap will be the leap home.
The12ozCurls- July 17, 2013 at 11:16 am
I'm pretty sure I am one of 5 or 6 people who visit CP that actually understood that reference.
OH BOY!
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