Sunday, February 5, 2012

GSP Opens as 3 to 1 Favorite Over Condit


source: mmaweekly.com

Carlos Condit locked up his spot as the UFC interim welterweight champion with a unanimous decision victory on Saturday night over Nick Diaz, and now awaits the chance to face Georges St-Pierre to unify the titles and declare the true 170lb title holder in the UFC.

While the fight is not by any means set in stone because Condit may end up defending his belt during the summer months while St-Pierre continues to recover from knee surgery, it’s still the fight everyone is buzzing about post-UFC 143.

Well the odds for the proposed fight have been made courtesy of Nick Kalikas from BetonFighting.com and St-Pierre will come into the bout as a sizeable favorite.

According to Kalikas, St-Pierre opens as a -315 favorite in the potential fight with Condit, and the challenger comes back as the underdog at +225.


The odds would have actually been a little bit more in St-Pierre’s favor, but with the champion recovering from major knee surgery, and by the time he comes back for a proposed November date he will have been out of action for more than a year and a half, the favor falls on Condit’s side a bit more.

“It would have been higher,” said Kalikas. “But the injury and time off has an impact on the number and Condit’s a legit threat.”

St-Pierre is targeting a late 2012 return date, but it’s unclear if Condit will sit and wait for him or take another fight and defend his interim belt in the mean time.

The most likely contender right now would be Jake Ellenberger if he can get past Diego Sanchez on Feb 15 in Nebraska. Should he win, it would almost seem like the perfect scenario for him to face Condit again in a rematch from a fight the two had a few years ago.

Condit edged out Ellenberger by split decision when the previously met.