Betting Velasquez vs. Dos Santos

Finding value in betting the UFC heavyweight championship bout

Updated: October 17, 2013, 5:46 PM ET
By John Candido | FightMetric

Cain Velasquez and Juniro dos SantosScott Halleran/Getty ImagesWho is a better value bet? Cain Velasquez or Junior Dos Santos?

For fans of the heavyweight division, UFC 166 will be a fight card that has seemed long overdue. With one of the most epic trilogies in the history of the sport as the main event, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will face challenger and former champ Junior Dos Santos for the third time.

In addition, some of the other top talent in the division will be facing off, as undefeated Daniel Cormier takes on the heavy-handed Roy Nelson and rising star Shawn Jordan takes on veteran grappler Gabriel Gonzaga. With so many powerful matchups on the card, we'll dig deep into the statistics and odds to find which fighters have betting value on Saturday night.

Cain Velasquez (-230) vs. Junior Dos Santos (+190)


It's not surprising that the previous matchups between Velasquez and Dos Santos have proven to be epic, given that both fighters are not only the best in the division but perhaps some of the best pound-for-pound talents in the sport. And while both fighters have more than impressive statistics to justify a likely chance at victory, only one fighter is getting less respect than he deserves.


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