Georges St. Pierre hasn’t fought in more than three years, yet he has opened as the slight betting favorite against middleweight champion Michael Bisping.
According to online oddsmaker Bovada, St. Pierre is a -130 favorite heading into his 2017 showdown with Bisping. “The Count,” meanwhile, was initially listed at +100 (offshore sportsbooks).
UFC President Dana White announced that St. Pierre would face Bisping for the 185-pound title during an appearance on SportsCenter on Wednesday. That date and venue for their bout are currently unknown.
St. Pierre hasn’t competed since taking a split-decision triumph over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013. The 35-year-old Tristar Gym representative has won his last 12 fights in the Octagon. Bisping, 38, has won five straight fights and captured middleweight gold with a first-round knockout of Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. He defended the title with a five-round verdict against Dan Henderson at UFC 204 this past October.