Strikeforce 36 Odds: Barnett vs Kharitonov
The Strikeforce Grand Prix semifinals go Saturday under the Strikeforce 36 Barnett vs Kharitonov banner, with odds on eight fights including a scrap between the ‘ladies.’
Josh Barnett is a -335 favorite to defeat Russian kickboxer Sergei Kharitonov according to 5Dimes. The MMA betting continues to go behind the former UFC Heavyweight Champ, who was -300 earlier in the week and from -240 last week.
The WarMaster is 7-0 since 2006, when he lost three times against Mirko Cro Crop during his PRIDE days. Kharitonov should not be taken lightly however, as he owns victories over Andrei Arlovski, Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum.
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The card features another heavyweight semifinal between Antonio Silva and Daniel Cormier. 5Dimes had Silva, who recently upset Fedor Emelianenko, is a -170 favorite, while the undefeated Cormier is a +150 underdog. Cormier, a wrestler, is 8-0 but is stepping up in class for this fight.
MMA bettors can also book wagers on the Roger Gracie vs. Muhammed Lawal scrap. King Mo Lawal is a -155 favorite.
As well, Ronaldo Souza vs. Luke Rockhold odds currently show Souza as the biggest favorite of the night. He is -400 while Rockhold pays out +325 (wager $100 and profit $325) to pull off the upset.
Amanda Nunes is a -270 favorite to defeat Alexis Davis is the Ladies Night part of the card, which also features Cyborg Santos as an underdog against Jordan Mein. Mein has fought 10 times in the past 18 months, so he is battle-tested and ready to roll.
The rest of the Strikeforce 36 Barnett vs Kharitonov odds schedule, courtesy of 5Dimes:
Alexis Davis +210
Evangelista Cyborg Santos+125
Jordan Mein -145
Rafael Cavalcante -145
Yoel Romero Palacio +115
Brent Weedman -140
Chris Lozano +110
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal
Sergei Kharitonov +275
Josh Barnett -335
Pat Healy +105
Steve Carl +260
Douglas Lima -350