The early betting line indicates that Couture is a slight favorite -- and that it's expected to go past the halfway point of the five-round title fight. These are the odds from Bodog:
Who will win the fight between Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar?I'm a little surprised that Couture isn't a more significant favorite, seeing as he's the champion and Lesnar has only fought three times in his career. But I guess the combination of Couture's age and his ring rust after more than a year out of the fight game, and Lesnar's superior size dominant performance against Heath Herring make this a close fight in the eyes of the betting public. My money is on Couture.
Randy Couture -160
Brock Lesnar +130
Will the fight between Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar go past 2:30 of Round 3?