Cormier Opens as Slight Favorite Over “Rumble”

Cormier opened as a -140 (1.71 or 71/100) favourite.

According to BestFightOdds the line has since moved to make make things a bit more even, with Cormier offered as high as -127 (1.79 or 79/100), and Johnson offered as low as +115 (2.15 or 23/20).

This matchup is interesting. Johnson could be seen as a genetically-modified, or mutated, version of Jones. Less varied and finessed in his attacks but significantly more devastating. He has a similar strength to Jones in his takedown defence, and shares with him what is sure to be a striking advantage over Cormier.

I’m intrigued so see how this fight will compare to Jones vs. Cormier.