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UFC 91: Most Bettors Pick Brock Lesnar Over Randy Couture; Fight Now a Toss-Up

On the day the Randy Couture-Brock Lesnar UFC 91 fight was announced, the online betting site Bodog installed Couture as a slight favorite. I was surprised that Couture wasn't a heavier favorite, considering that he's one of the all-time greats in mixed martial arts, and Lesnar has only had three professional fights.

But it turns out that most bettors are putting their money on Lesnar, and as a result the house is moving the odds in Lesnar's direction. In fact, the odds at Bodog now have it exactly even: There is no favorite and no underdog; the fight is a toss-up.

That meshes pretty well with what I'm hearing. Most of the fans I've heard from think Lesnar is going to win, and I've asked three professional MMA fighters and all three of them think Lesnar is going to win. The bottom line is that while some people think Lesnar doesn't deserve a title shot, most people think that by the end of the night on Nov. 15, Lesnar is going to be the new UFC heavyweight champion.