UFC 131 Betting Preview

The UFC heads back to Canada again this weekend for its latest pay-per-view event, UFC 131: dos Santos vs. Carwin, at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Headlining the event is a Heavyweight title eliminator between Junior dos Santos and Shane Carwin. Originally dos Santos was supposed to fight Brock Lesnar, but after Lesnar pulled out due to complications from diverticulitis he was replaced by Carwin.

And if you are like many bettors, your chances to get the powerful Carwin at big underdog money (back in May when this fight hit the UFC odds listings) is long gone. Carwin was a +200 underdog at Bovada on May 12, but consistent money on him has pushed the price all the way down to +130.

The winner of dos Santos vs. Carwin is expected to get a future title shot against UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. [ See the latest lines and get a fair bonus when you check out UFC 131 odds at Bovada ]

Dos Santos heads into the bout having won his last seven fights and owning a lifetime record of 12-1 with eight wins by knockout. He last fought at UFC 117 in August when he battered Roy Nelson, but had to settle for a unanimous decision.

Carwin, the former interim UFC Heavyweight champion, last fought at UFC 116 in July when he faced Lesnar for the unified UFC Heavyweight title. He lost to Lesnar by submission after getting locked into a arm triangle choke in the second round. That was Carwin's first career MMA loss and dropped his record to 12-1 with seven wins by KO.

On the UFC 131 odds at Bovada dos Santos is a -175 favorite in the bout, while Carwin is a +145 underdog.

Also on the UFC 131 main card is a Featherweight bout between Kenny Florian and Diego Nunes. At Bovada Florian is a big favorite in the fight at -265, while Nunes is a +205 underdog.

Florian will be making his debut as a Featherweight in the bout after previously fighting in the Lightweight division. He last fought at UFC 118 in August when he lost to Gray Maynard by unanimous decision. After the defeat Florian's MMA record stands at 14-5 with 10 wins by submission.

Nunes last fought at UFC 125 in January and he defeated Mike Brown by split decision. Nunes' last six fights have all gone the distance, during which he is 5-1. In his MMA career he is 16-1 with five wins by KO and six wins by submission.

UFC 131 Odds from Bovada

Middleweight
Mark Munoz -130
Demian Maia EVEN

Lightweight
Donald Cerrone -500
Vagner Rocha +300

Lightweight
Yves Edwards +120
Sam Stout -150

Middleweight
Chris Weidman -340
Jesse Bongfeldt +260

Light Heavyweight
Krzysztof Soszynski -250
Igor Pokrajec +190

Heavyweight
Aaron Rosa -175
Joey Beltran +145

Featherweight
Dustin Poirier -360
Jason Young +280

Heavyweight
Dave Herman -225
Jon Olav Einemo +185

Heavyweight
Junior dos Santos -175
Shane Carwin +145

Featherweight
Kenny Florian -265
Diego Nunes +205

UFC 131 Prop Odds and Fun Bets courtesy of Bovada :
Krzysztof "The Polish Experiment" Soszynski     -500

Mike Massenzio                                                         +300

James Head                                                    -115

Nick "The Promise" Ring                            -115

Michihiro Omigawa                                      -325

Darren Elkins                                                +250

Yves "Thugjitsu Master" Edwards            +120

Sam "Hands Of Stone" Stout                      -150

Yves Edwards vs Sam Stout completes 1 full round             -350

Yves Edwards vs Sam Stout won't complete 1 full round     +275

Yves Edwards vs Sam Stout completes 2 full rounds                        -260

Yves Edwards vs Sam Stout wont complete 2 full rounds                +200

Yves Edwards wins inside distance               4/1

Yves Edwards wins by 3 round decision       2/1

Sam Stout wins inside distance                      3/1

Sam Stout wins by 3 round decision              3/2

Draw                                                               18/1

Aaron Rosa                                        165

Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran           +135

Joey Beltran vs Aaron Rosa completes 2 full rounds             -225

Joey Beltran vs Aaron Rosa won't complete 2 full rounds     +175

Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier       -500

Jason "Shotgun" Young                  +300

Dustin Poirier vs Jason Young completes 2 full rounds                     +125

Dustin Poirier vs Jason Young won't complete 2 full rounds-175

Chris "All American" Weidman     -500

Jesse "Water" Bongfeldt                  +300

Jesse Bongfeldt vs Chris Weidman completes 2 full rounds              +210

Jesse Bongfeldt vs Chris Weidman won't complete 2 full rounds     -270

Jesse Bongfeldt wins inside distance             9/2

Jesse Bongfeldt wins by 3 round decision     6/1

Chris Weidman wins inside distance              5/8

Chris Weidman wins by 3 round decision      3/1

Draw                                                               26/1

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone-500

Vagner Rocha                       +300

Donald Cerrone vs Vagner Rocha completes 1 full round                 -285

Donald Cerrone vs Vagner Rocha won't complete 1 full round        +225

Donald Cerrone vs Vagner Rocha completes 2 full rounds               -135

Donald Cerrone vs Vagner Rocha won't complete 2 full rounds       -105

Donald Cerrone wins inside distance             5/6

Donald Cerrone wins by 3 round decision     3/2

Vagner Rocha wins inside distance                9/2

Vagner Rocha wins by 3 round decision        6/1

Draw                                                               20/1

Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz              -115

Demian Maia                                                                         -115

Demian Maia vs Mark Munoz completes 1 full round                       -325

Demian Maia vs Mark Munoz won't complete 1 full round   +250

Demian Maia vs Mark Munoz completes 2 full rounds                      -225

Demian Maia vs Mark Munoz won't complete 2 full rounds+175

Demian Maia wins inside distance                 11/5

Demian Maia wins by 3 round decision                     3/1

Mark Munoz wins inside distance                  12/5

Mark Munoz wins by 3 round decision                      2/1

Draw                                                               18/1

Dave "Pee-Wee" Herman    -200

Jon Olav Einemo                   +160

Jon Olav EInemo vs Dave Herman completes 1 full round               -180

Jon Olav EInemo vs Dave Herman won't complete 1 full round                   +140

Jon Olav EInemo vs Dave Herman completes 2 full rounds              +215

Jon Olav EInemo vs Dave Herman won't complete 2 full rounds     -275

Jon Olav Einemo wins inside distance                       5/2

Jon Olav Einemo wins by 3 round decision   7/2

Dave Herman wins inside distance                 13/10

Dave Herman wins by 3 round decision                     27/10

Draw                                                               20/1

Kenny "KenFlo" Florian                 -275

Diego "The Gun" Nunes                  +215

Kenny Florian vs Diego Nunes completes 1 full round                      -525

Kenny Florian Vs Diego Nunes won't complete 1 full round            +325

Kenny Florian vs Diego Nunes completes 2 full rounds                    -340

Kenny Florian vs Diego Nunes won't complete 2 full rounds            +260

Kenny Florian wins inside distance                17/10

Kenny Florian wins by 3 round decision        13/10

Diego Nunes wins inside distance                  11/2

Diego Nunes wins by 3 round decision                      7/2

Draw                                                               24/1

Junior Dos Santos                 -165

Shane Carwin                        +135

Junior Dos Santos vs Shane Carwin completes 1 full round              -115

Junior Dos Santos vs Shane Carwin won't complete 1 full round      -125

Junior Dos Santos vs Shane Carwin completes 2 full rounds             +260

Junior Dos Santos vs Shane Carwin won't complete 2 full rounds    -340

Junior Dos Santos vs Shane Carwin completes 3 full rounds             +300

Junior Dos Santos vs Shane Carwin won't complete 3 full rounds    -500

Junior Dos Santos wins inside distance                      1/1

Junior Dos Santos wins by 3 round decision  4/1

Shane Carwin wins inside distance                19/10

Shane Carwin wins by 3 round decision        5/1

Draw                                                               20/1

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