If oddsmakers are correct, then Georges St. Pierre will do against Michael Bisping at UFC 217 what he did so often during his welterweight championship reign – win a five-round decision.
According to Bovada, St. Pierre is a slight overall favorite at -130 heading into Saturday’s middleweight championship bout against reigning titlist Michael Bisping at Madison Square Garden in New York. Meanwhile, there are even odds for Bisping to retain his 185-pound belt.
As far as the method of victory, St. Pierre by decision is listed as the most likely outcome at 33/20, while Bisping via decision is 12/5. Meanwhile, Bisping winning via finish is at 5/2, while St. Pierre inside the distance is at 10/3.
St. Pierre will return to the Octagon for the first time in four years at UFC 217. Prior to his hiatus, the Tristar Gym product’s last seven welterweight title defenses went the full five rounds.
UFC 217 Main Event Odds
Georges St. Pierre -130 (10/13)
Michael Bisping EVEN (1/1)
Method of Victory - 5 Rounds
Georges St. Pierre wins inside distance 10/3
Georges St. Pierre wins by 5 round decision 33/20
Michael Bisping wins inside distance 5/2
Michael Bisping wins by 5 round decision 12/5
Method of Victory
Georges St. Pierre wins by decision or technical decision 33/20
Georges St. Pierre wins by KO, TKO or DQ 6/1
Georges St. Pierre wins by submission 6/1
Michael Bisping wins by decision or technical decision 12/5
Michael Bisping wins by KO, TKO or DQ 5/2
Michael Bisping wins by submission 18/1
Draw or Technical draw 65/1
Will the fight go the distance?
Yes -160 (5/8)
No +115 (23/20)
Over 4.5 Rounds -155 (20/31)
Under 4.5 Rounds +110 (11/10)
Round Betting - 5 Rounds
Georges St. Pierre in Round 1 19/2
Georges St. Pierre in Round 2 11/1
Georges St. Pierre in Round 3 15/1
Georges St. Pierre in Round 4 22/1
Georges St. Pierre in Round 5 28/1
Georges St. Pierre on points 33/20
Michael Bisping in Round 1 8/1
Michael Bisping in Round 2 19/2
Michael Bisping in Round 3 11/1
Michael Bisping in Round 4 15/1
Michael Bisping in Round 5 20/1
Michael Bisping on points 12/5