Yahoo: UFC 111 picks, Vegas-style: GSP approaches record odds as main eventer

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Sep 11, 2006
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03-24-2010 10:00 PM:Las Vegas and the bettors aren't buying Georges St. Pierre's line about Dan Hardy being his toughest opponent yet. The Venetian Las Vegas opened GSP as a massive minus-600 favorite in his title fight against Hardy at UFC 111.

That hasn't stopped the big players from slamming St. Pierre. By this morning, he was up to minus-1300. So is Dan Hardy a tomato can with no shot of winning the fight or are bettors buying into GSP as some sort of unbeatable force? St. Pierre lost in a similar spot at UFC 69 as an 8-to-1 favorite against Matt Serra. Hardy turned to Serra during his final training days in the U.S. It would be one of helluva an upset and there'd be some pretty upset six figure bettors in Sin City.

Watch's Dave Farra breakdown the top fights on the card with Ben Fowlkes from Cage Potato and myself.

UFC 111 betting odds (Courtesy Venetian Hotel Resort Casino):
Official picks and plays on Saturday following the weigh-in

Dan Hardy (+800) v. Georges St. Pierre (-1300) - UFC Welterweight title
Shane Carwin (+110) v. Frank Mir (-140) - UFC interim heavyweight title
Jake Ellenberger (+120) v. Ben Saunders (-150) -Welterweight
Jon Fitch (+115) v. Thiago Alves (-145) - Welterweight
Mark Bocek (+250) v. Jim Miller (-330) - Lightweight
Rory Markham (+300) v. Nate Diaz (-400) - Welterweight
Matt Brown (+130) v. Ricardo Almeida (-160) - Welterweight
Fabricio Camoes (+180) v. Kurt Pellegrino (-220) - Lightweight
Jared Hamman (+150) v. Rodney Wallace (-180) - Light heavyweight
Tomsaz Drwal (+200) v. Rousimar Palhares (-250) - Middleweight
Greg Soto (+210) v. Matt Riddle (-270) - Welterweight

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