Stann opened up at BetUS.com at +200, meaning that if “All American” wins, for every $100 you bet on him you will get back $200 plus your original wager. Sonnen, on the other hand opened up on the site at a less favorable -260, meaning that if you place a $260 bet on “The American Gangster,” your total return would be $360 is he wins.
5-1 in his last six outings with a 50% finishing rate with stoppages of Mike Massenzio, Chris Leben and Jorge Santiago, Stann’s only loss in that span came against light heavyweight contender Phil Davis. Since dropping down to middleweight, however the former Marine has been unstoppable.
Ring rust may play a factor in the bout as Sonnen has not fought since being submitted by Anderson Silva at UFC 117 last August. He was suspended for unapproved testosterone use by the California State Athletic Commission following the bout and faced a Federal judge to answer charges of money laundering during his time away from the Octagon.
At 4-2 in his past six fights, including triangle losses to Demian Maia and Silva, Sonnen’s finishing rate is similar to that of Jon Fitch‘s, however it can be argued that he faced stiffer competition than Stann, including names like Marquardt, Okami and Filho, so the fight is a close one to predict.
If you have some cash burning a hole in your pocket and you think Stann can pull off the upset, go make the bet.