UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar gets no respect. When he took the title from B.J. Penn, Penn got an immediate rematch and was favored by odds makers. After beating Penn definitively in the rematch, Edgar was next the underdog to Gray Maynard at UFC 125. Now Edgar, despite being the #1 lightweight in the USAT/SBN Consensus MMA Rankings is now the underdog in a hypothetical bout against Strikeforce champ and #3 in the rankings Gilbert Melendez.
The (fantasy super-fight) odds opened up this week at:
Frankie Edgar -110 vs. Gilbert Melendez -130-- photo via Esther Lin, Strikeforce