MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas today opened the complete betting odds for the entire UFC 167 event at 5Dimes Sportsbook, and here they are below. ———————– UFC 167: ST-PIERRE VS. HENDRICKS November 16, 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada ——————– MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. EST) Johny Hendricks +180 Georges St-Pierre -260 (for UFC welterweight championship) Chael Sonnen +170 Rashad Evans -230 Robbie Lawler +150 Rory MacDonald -190 Josh Koscheck -115 Tyron Woodley -125 Ali Bagautinov +160 Timothy Elliott -210 ——————– PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) Evan Dunham +140 Donald Cerrone -180 Ed Herman +145 Thales Leites -185 Brian Ebersole +145 Rick Story -185 Edwin Figueroa +260 Erik Perez -380 ——————– PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook.com, 6:45 p.m. ET) Anthony Lapsley +225 Jason High -305 Will Campuzano +285 Sergio Pettis -405 Cody Donovan +250 Gian Villante -350 ——————– Adam’s thoughts: Since the preliminary card odds were newly released today, I’ll take this time to give my quick thoughts on a few of them that stand out to me. In a middleweight bout, Ed Herman takes on Thales Leites. Leites opened as a -185 favorite here with the comeback at +145 on Herman in this matchup between UFC veterans. I think it’s a close fight that will likely hit the scorecards, but based on their last few performances I do lean towards Leites here to pick up a decision win. I’m curious to see which way the public takes this betting line, but if Leites goes down to -150 I’ll have to consider playing him. In a welterweight bout, Brian Ebersole returns after a year-long-plus layoff to take on Rick Story. Ebersole is a +145 dog and Story is a -185 favorite here. I actually am a huge fan of Ebersole but I believe this is a good spot to fade him coming off a long layoff and nagging injuries and to go with a younger fighter in Story. Story has been training at TriStar Gym in Montreal with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and Rory MacDonald so I expect his cardio to be a lot better than what he had against Mike Pyle in his last fight, so as long as he doesn’t burn out I think he should be able to edge out a decision or possibly even get a stoppage. And finally, in a bantamweight bout Sergio Pettis makes his UFC debut against Will Campuzano. Pettis opened at -405 and the comeback on Campuzano was +285. I think that Campuzano is a tough guy but I think that he’s going to have a hard time beating Pettis on only one week’s notice, as he just accepted the fight last week after Vaughan Lee pulled out. I think this is a showcase fight for Pettis, and I think he wins. But -405 is a high price to pay.
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