Chael Sonnen Opens as Betting Favorite Over Brian Stann

via www.5thround.com

The opening line for the Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann fight at UFC 136 opened today and for the first time in ages, Chael Sonnen is a betting favorite going into a fight. And there's already been movement in the line too. Early this afternoon the line dropped at the following:

Sonnen -215
Stann +170

In just a few short hours, the line has moved considerably:

Sonnen -260
Stann +200

Sonnen will be entering the cage on October 8th for the first time in 14 months after getting submitted by a fifth round triangle at the hands (or legs) of Anderson Silva at UFC 117. He was suspended shortly thereafter for a higher-than-allowed testosterone count, which kicked off the first TRT scandal in modern MMA. Nate Marquardt brought us the second just a few days ago.

Stann has won three in a row since dropping to middleweight and is currently ranked 8th in the USA Today/BE Consensus Rankings at middleweight. Sonnen is ranked at number 3.

Lines courtesy of BestFightOdds.com

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