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Saturday, 02/09/2013, 12:36 pm

Fight Odds: Machida Nearly A 2-1 Favorite Over Dan Henderson | UFC NEWS

Oddsmakers aren’t sold on the fact that Dan Henderson can take out Lyoto Machida when the two light-heavyweight fighters square off at UFC 157 in Anaheim.

For his part Dan Henderson has cemented his place in the sport as one of the all-time greats. As far back as I can remember he has nearly decapitated all of his opponents not named Anderson Silva or Rampage Jackson.

Machida has an impressive resume as well, one that saw him rise to UFC Champion as an undefeated force of nature, but he has seen mixed results since becoming champion with his epic win over Rashad Evans. The Karate based Brazilian has dropped fights to “Shogun” Rua, Rampage Jackson and Jon Jones in recent history and now faces another stiff test against Hendo.

So why are these lines so lopsided?

Via BestFight


10 Responses to “Fight Odds: Machida Nearly A 2-1 Favorite Over Dan Henderson | UFC NEWS”

  1. Quazzi says:

    Hendo never gets love from the critics or ufc. I dont get it. I really think this fight could go either way. Dont see how they can put either as a 2-1 favorite though.

  2. Machidas gonna stay on the outside kicking and jumping in with jabs,Dans gonna have to h-bomb him or get him to the ground and pound him out.Horrible odds.

  3. magoo says:

    Machida will easily defeat Hendo he’s way to quick and his striking is pin point, I believe he will knock him out!

  4. Slim Charles says:

    i pretty much think the odds are being nice to Henderson. I think its a guarantee that Lyoto wins. There goes Henderson’s title shot lol…

  5. Zack says:

    Machida will keep his distance the first round and come second round hendo will be gased. I don’t see Dan getting knocked out either so it will be a tough fight for both men. I think machida takes it via decision.

  6. Sasquatch says:


  7. Jackson says:

    yall are a bunch of clowns thinking this is an “easy” win for Machida. Let’s get 2 things straight!

    1. Machida CAN NOT Knock out Hendo.. just not gonna happen!
    2. Hendo CAN Knock out Machida.. this just might happen!

    So the only way for Machida to win this fight is to stay on the outside and avoid getting TOUCHED by the H-Bomb or submit Hendo (which i HIGHLY doubt he can do, cause he wont get Hendo on his back and if they do go to the ground and Hendo is on top he’ll put Machida to sleep!

    On the other hand Hendo has 2 ways to win. He’ll either catch Machida with the H-Bomb (mind you he has 15 minutes to land 1!!) or he takes Machida down and TKO’s him (he has 15 min. to do this as well).

    To make a long story short… Hendo has 15 min. to impose his will on Machida but has the luxory to make a couple of mistakes cause he can absorb the punishment.

    Machida has 15 min. to outpoint Hendo and has to use his elusiveness and speed to avoid the H-Bomb.!

    So Machida being a 2-1 favorite, is reaching beyond the stars if u ask me! It’s the other way around…

    • Dan Jenkins says:

      The odds are fair enough I do believe machida can ko Henderson for a couple of reasons first being how many people have ko’d rashad I believe he’s the only one everyone’s chin gets weaker with age and hendo has taken some decent shots in his career. Hendersons a one dimensional striker that big overhand right that machida will see from a mile away machidas strikes come from different angles and Henderson has average footwork and head movement. If you watch Anderson and machida grapple machida has a slight advantage and who submitted Henderson after taking one of his “h bombs” I think hendos Greco is neutralised by machidas judo/sumo also

  8. Sasquatch says:

    Odds seem about right.

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