Hard-hitting heavyweight Mark Hunt has been installed as the bookmakers’ favorite to win his UFC 200 clash against former champ Brock Lesnar.
Several sportsbooks released their opening lines for the bout on Monday afternoon, just hours after the matchup was announced.
Hunt’s moneyline opened around -200 at most books, meaning a bet of $200 would net a profit of $100. The lowest line for a Hunt victory is currently -205 at Sportsbook.ag, while the best-priced odds of -177 can be found at Pinnacle.com. Hunt is currently riding a two-fight winning streak and most recently saw action in March, when he punched out former Lesnar nemesis Frank Mir in three minutes. Bovada rated 4/5 at LCB
Lesnar, who has not set foot inside the Octagon since December 2011, is currently being tabbed as the underdog. Sportsbook.ag is offering a line of +167 for a Lesnar win -- meaning a $100 bet would net $167 profit -- while the lowest line is 5Dimes.com’s +155.
Odds are even wider for the UFC 200 main event, where current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is a +250 underdog to defend his belt against former divisional ruler Jon Jones. Odds for “Bones” to reclaim the title currently range from -265 to -300.