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GSP Favorite vs. Bisping for UFC 217

GSP Favorite vs. Bisping for UFC 217 - Bovada Sportsbook

Georges St-Pierre will face his first opponent in four years when he challenges Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight championship at UFC 217 as a -145 betting favorite.

St-Pierre walked away from the cage in 2013 as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history after successfully defending his UFC welterweight title nine times, and remains unbeaten in 12 straight fights going into his UFC 217 main event matchup with Bisping on November 4 at Madison Square Garden.

Noted for his superior skills as a wrestler and a holder of a first-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, GSP has regularly outlasted his opponents during his current lengthy win streak, claiming unanimous decisions on eight occasions.

GSP’s last unanimous win came in his highly anticipated grudge match with Nick Diaz, whom he dominated for five rounds en route to victory as -150 chalk at UFC 158.

St-Pierre had a much tougher time at UFC 167 in his final fight before vacating the UFC welterweight crown. The three-time welterweight champion endured a beating at the hands of Johny Hendricks before claiming a narrow split decision win as a -250 favorite.

 

Bisping Riding Five-Fight Winning Streak

Posted UFC odds have Michael Bisping as a +115 underdog in UFC 217. Bisping has won five straight fights, marking his longest win streak since opening his pro career on a 14-0 run.

Bisping has endured a roller coaster stint with the UFC, losing four of seven fights prior to his current surge. But Bisping also benefited from an unexpected opportunity, getting the call to fight in place of injured challenger Chris Weidman at UFC 199 where he handed Luke Rockhold a stunning opening-round knockout to claim the UFC middleweight crown as a heavy +425 underdog.

That marked Bisping’s 16th career win by KO or TKO, but only his second win inside the distance in his last 12 octagon appearance.

Bisping received a unanimous nod from the judges in his last outing, topping Dan Henderson as a -250 bet at UFC 204 in his lone title defense, to improve to 4-1 in five-round contests that have gone the distance.

 

*Odds as of September 26, 2017

 

 

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