UFC 153 Betting Lines: Teixeira, Belfort Open As Favorites

May 26, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Kyle Kingsbury (top) and Glover Teixeira (bottom) fight during UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

The betting lines for two of the top three bouts at UFC 153 opened over the weekend, and one might be a bit of a surprise. Glover Teixeira opened at -185 for his bout with Quinton Jackson, but the early money all came in on Teixiera to push him up to the -220 mark. The other line sees Vitor Belfort as a mild favorite over Alan Belcher in their middleweight battle. Check the current lines (via BestFightOdds.com):

BestFightOdds.com

BestFightOdds.com

Remember, these represent the best possible lines on each side. Teixeira is as high as -260 already on a couple of sites. The Belcher/Belfort line hasn't moved that much since it opened, but right now I think that's a great line on Belfort. I don't see many ways he loses that fight, and anything under -200 seems pretty solid to me.

Oh, and I'm betting on Rampage.

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