Early UFC 132 Betting Odds: Cruz Favored over Faber

nullUFC 132 takes place this Saturday night from Las Vegas and our friends at BetOnFighting.com have released their odds for six of the bouts on the card.

In the main event, UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz is a slight favorite to beat challenger Urijah Faber. Cruz has odds of -130 while Faber has a money line of +100.

Faber is the only blemish on Cruz’ record, but Cruz is a much different fighter now and Faber has somewhat underwhelmed in his short time at bantamweight.

In the co-main event, Wanderlei Silva (-185) is favored to beat Chris Leben (+155) in what should be a slugfest in the middleweight division. Both men are standup fighters that like to trade punches. You would expect someone to get KO’d in this one.

Silva has the more impressive wins list, but his chin is not nearly as strong as it once was. Leben isn’t a great technical striker, but when he hits you, it does a lot of damage.

In what could be Tito Ortiz’ final bout with the UFC, he is a heavy underdog (+365) in his contest with wrestling standout Ryan Bader (-465).

Bader has just one loss in his career, to current champion Jon Jones. Ortiz hasn’t won a fight since beating Ken Shamrock in October of 2006. He hasn’t beaten anyone currently relevant since he beat Forrest Griffin in a close decision in April of 2006.

Check out all the current odds for UFC 132 after the jump.

UFC 132 Betting Odds

Saturday, July 2

Bantamweight Championship – Dominick Cruz (-130) vs. Urijah Faber (+100)

Middleweight Bout – Chris Leben (+155) vs. Wanderlei Silva (-185)

Welterweight Bout – Dong Hyun Kim (-120) vs. Carlos Condit (-110)

Light Heavyweight Bout – Tito Ortiz (+365) vs. Ryan Bader (-465)

Lightweight Bout – Shane Roller (+215) vs. Melvin Guillard (-275)

Lightweight Bout – Dennis Siver (-135) vs. Matt Wiman (+105)

  

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