Cormier vs. Johnson 2

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Cormier vs. Johnson 2

While Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather exchange insults in an effort to build the hype around a bout that could or could not happen, the UFC is moving right along with its own plans. What’s the next biggest event for MMA betting fans? That has to be UFC 206 without a doubt. It may not pack the raw star-power that UFC 205 had, but make no mistake the headlining match of 206 will be an intense, heated, competitive title fight between two of the best fighters in the world.

UFC 206 will be held on Saturday, December 10th at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The UFC is no stranger to Canada and any fan able to catch the rematch that’s headlining the night should make it a point to do so. Of course, Daniel Cormier, the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, will be stepping into the cage to defend his title against Anthony Johnson. This duo faced each other back in May of 2015 at UFC 187 with Cormier winning that bout via submission to claim the vacant title. Let’s see what kind of UFC betting lines the sportsbooks are throwing together for Cormier vs. Johnson 2.

MMA Odds – UFC 206 – Saturday, December 10th

Anthony Johnson 1½ (-175) +120
Daniel Cormier 1½ (+155) -140

It appears that the MMA betting odds are siding with the defending champ in his rematch against Johnson. The first time these two fighters met they ended up taking the fight to the third round before Cormier submitted a fatigued Johnson with a rear naked choke. A fight between Johnson and Cormier is guaranteed to be intense. It’s always refreshing to see these two interact as well as it gives fans a break from the usual trash talk that floods fighting sports.

As is all too common in the UFC, and professional MMA in general, the under-card has already had some amendments – let’s just be thankful the headlining match is still intact. Tim Kennedy was scheduled to face divisional newcomer Rashad Evans but Evans was forced to pull out due to an undisclosed irregularity that came up during his pre-bout medical exam. Unfortunately for Kennedy, the UFC decided to scrap the fight entirely and pull Kennedy of the fight card. A welterweight match between Chad Laprise and Li Jingliang was supposed to take place but Laprise pulled out of the fight on November 16th citing an injury which he refused to elaborate on to the media. John Moraga, former UFC Flyweight Championship challenger, was expected to face former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Zach Makovsky. Moraga ended up pulling out due to injury and will be replaced by Dustin Ortiz. At least MMA betting fans can look forward to the headlining match and giving the class of both of those competitors, it’s guaranteed to go down.