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There are some real surprises. No surprise that Henderson and Cro Cop are prohibitive favorites, but what a surprise to see Fedor and Mino a pickem. This is a shicker. Another shocker is that they actually have a line on a Yoshida fight and that he is a big favorite over Gardner.
Wanderlei didn't KO Yoshida.
Although this is a fight set up by Pride to get a win for Yoshida over a big world sports figure, the talk coming out of BHJJ indicates different.
Fri 12/31 101 Rodrigo Nogueira +105
02:00AM 102 Fedor Emelianenko -125
Fri 12/31 103 Rulon Gardner +200
02:00AM 104 Hidehiko Yoshida -240
Fri 12/31 105 Vanderlei Silva -800
02:00AM 106 Kazushi Sakuraba +550
Fri 12/31 107 Mirko Filipovic -380
02:00AM 108 Kevin Randleman +320
Fri 12/31 109 Dan Henderson -300
02:00AM 110 Yuki Kondo +250
Fri 12/31 111 Ryan Gracie -660
Fri 12/31 113 Anderson Silva -300
02:00AM 114 Ryo Chonan +250
Fri 12/31 115 Stefan Leko N/A
02:00AM 116 Ikuhisa Minowa N/A
Fri 12/31 117 Jens Pulver -110
02:00AM 118 Takanori Gomi -110
Fri 12/31 119 Henry Miller +230
02:00AM 120 Makoto Takimoto -270
Fedor already being bet.
i'm somewhat surprised at crocop/randleman and kondo/gracie odds.
'Fedor already being bet.'
Correct. Very much early.
I have a small personal lean towards Nog.
Rulon has been training with Hendo. Both Dan and Couture (who has sparred with Rulon) says that he hits very very hard. Additionally, they both said Rulon has unbelievable stamina.
If it stays standing, Rulon will win.
Its MMA. Anything is possible, but I feel the bout is much closer than public opinion is making it. I will see where the money takes this number leading up to the 1st. Both should be fresh heading in and well prepared for one another.
Got to respect that opinion on Mino, but I think the chances are slim. You have a guy who is absolute A+ submission guy but Fedor pretty much counters that with A+ submission defense -- the man knows them all and has the strength to shug them off.
There is no doubt Mino could catch anyone though and I was actually quite surprised as I closely rewatched the Mino-Fedor fight at last Pride, the other night. I just didn't remember Mino doing so well. He was keeping Fedor's offense at bay just by chain submission attempts and that was after fighting a brutal war with Kharitonov.
I was shocked by that opening line as I had most pegged right on the money (Hendo, Silva, Pulver) but I really expected Fedor to be at least -200. It will be real interesting to see if the Fedor money keeps coming in. I think it will for the most part.
Woah the line on Crocop Randleman 2 is probably the only time I've seen the loser in a sub minute KO be heavily favored.
'Woah the line on Crocop Randleman 2 is probably the only time I've seen the loser in a sub minute KO be heavily favored.'
TTT FOR REVENGE ;)
Play of the night for sure! It stood out like a sore thumb.
'Play of the night for sure! It stood out like a sore thumb.'
oddly enough.........no pun intended, you are correct.