Dan Henderson vs Lyoto Machida Odds

Published on February 22nd, 2013 4:19 pm EST

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Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida will be taking on Dan Henderson in the co-main event of UFC 157: Carmouche vs Rousey on Saturday night.

There is plenty on the line in this fight, as UFC President Dana White has promised the winner a title shot. Lyoto Machida is looking for another shot at Jon Jones and the Light Heavyweight title (he lost to Jones at UFC 140), while Henderson is looking to regain the shot that he was originally supposed to have at UFC 151 (Henderson was forced to pull out of that fight due to an injury, leading to the first cancellation of an event in UFC history).

The gameplans for Machida and Henderson should be pretty straightforward in this fight. Machida will be looking to use his speed, quickness and elusiveness to flummox the older Henderson, while Henderson will be looking to keep Machida close by utilizing his Greco-Roman wrestling background. Machida will also have to be wary of the "H-Bomb", which is the powerful right hand that Henderson has used to end many of his fights.

Lyoto Machida is 2-1 in his last three fights, with wins coming over Ryan Bader and Randy Couture. Machida's win over Ryan Bader was particularly impressive, with many proclaiming that the "Dragon" was "back" after the win.

Dan Henderson, on the other hand, is in the midst of a four fight winning streak that includes victories over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Fedor Emelianenko and Renato Sobral.

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Lyoto Machida is the favorite heading into Saturday night's fight against Henderson.

Here are the current betting odds as of this moment:

Lyoto Machida, -250
Dan Henderson, +195

These odds mean that a $250 bet on Machida would yield a total profit of $100, while a successful $100 bet on Dan Henderson would return $195.

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Who will win this Light Heavyweight match-up and square off against the winner of Jon Jones/Chael Sonnen?

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