Rockhold Massive Favourite To Retain His Title

Published on May 24th, 2016 9:47 pm EST

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Thanks to a stroke of good luck (injuries to both Chris Weidman and Jacare Souza), Michael "The Count" Bisping will finally be getting his shot at the Middleweight title.

That's the good news for Bisping and his fans.

The bad news?

Luke Rockhold is a massive favourite to win when the two men square off in the main event of UFC 199 on Saturday, June 4th.

As of this moment, Rockhold is a -1100 favourite to win, while Bisping is a +700 underdog.

So, according to these odds, one would have to wager $1,100 on Rockhold in order to have a chance of winning $100 in profit. A $100 wager on Bisping, however, would yield a total profit of $700 if he were able to pull off the victory.


UFC 199 poster - Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping


These two men have fought once before, with Rockhold scoring a decisive submission victory in 2014.

While Bisping has tremendous speed and cardio, Rockhold is a monster at 185 who possesses a lethal mix of strong stand-up and an excellent ground game. Rockhold likes to take his opponents down and ground them out before finishing things off with a submission. If Bisping wants any chance of winning this fight, he needs to stay on his feet.

Another issue for Bisping - his lack of knockout power. Assuming that Bisping can not finish Rockhold, this means that he will need to stay out of the Middleweight champion's clutches for a full five round fight. This seems very unlikely.

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This is certainly a feel-good story with Bisping finally earning his shot at the Middleweight title.

Don't be surprised, however, if this fight doesn't produce a Hollywood ending.


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