The fight may not be official yet but you can count on the betting lines being available at the two major online sportsbooks for MMA bettors. Both Bodog and Sportsbook have odds listed for the yet to be announced bout. Fedor Emelianenko remains the odds makers choice at incredible -825 (Bet $825 for a $100 return) while former UFC champion Vitor Belfort is a +550 underdog.
Despite the lopsided odds former UFC champion Randy Couture believes that Belfort would be a credible challenger for worlds top ranked heavyweight. In a recent interview with with ESPN's Jake Rossen and Sacha Feinman, Couture claimed that Belfort had as good of a chance as late withdrawl Josh Barnett. “The fact that he's a southpaw and Fedor hasn't prepared for a southpaw, the fact that he is very, very agile and explosive and a great boxer all lend well to him having a great performance," Couture said. "It's really a win-win for Vitor to fight one of the top guys in the sport, being a smaller guy stepping up on such short notice. … He's got just as good a chance as anybody. Certainly he has as good a chance as Barnett had at fighting Fedor."
Here are the current Fedor Belfort odds and full Affliction 3 betting lines from our friends at Sportsbook.
Affliction 3: Trilogy Betting Odds - August 1st
Fedor Emelianenko -825 vs. Vitor Belfort +550
Renato “Babalu” Sobral +125 vs. Gegard Mousasi -130
Takanori Gomi -600 vs. Rafaello Oliveira +400
Paul Buentello +155 vs. Gilbert Yvel -185