Now that the UFC middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre is back on the radar, odds makers have released the opening betting lines for the highly anticipated return of the former UFC welterweight champion.
Bovada opened up the betting lines between Bisping and St-Pierre with St-Pierre coming out as the favorite after nearly four years away from competition.
Bovada betting lines as of this writing:
Georges St-Pierre holds a 25-2 professional mixed martial arts record. “Rush” last fought Johny Hendricks to a close split decision after their five-round welterweight title fight at UFC 167 back in November 2013. St-Pierre walked away from the sport of mixed martial arts after his win over Hendricks and had a fallout with the UFC. However, in February, St-Pierre signed a new deal with the UFC for his return to the Octagon.
Michael Bisping holds a 30-7 professional mixed martial arts record and won the UFC middleweight title against Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 back in June of last year. Bisping has defended his title once with his last fight against Dan Henderson where he was able to avenge his devastating UFC 100 loss.
Meanwhile, UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will have to wait for his chance at the undisputed title as Bisping and St-Pierre are scheduled to settle things first. Although leapfrogged, it could end up being better for Whittaker’s pay if St-Pierre ends up winning the belt against Bisping and defends the title.
Georges St-Pierre is expected to fight Michael Bisping for what will be his middleweight debut at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in New York on November 4.
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/3/2017.