UFC 162: Ricardo Lamas opens as favorite over Chan Sung Jung

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

A huge featherweight fight at UFC 162 now has a betting line, and it's Ricardo Lamas that is the early favorite over Chan Sung Jung.

One of the biggest bouts announced for UFC 162 on July 6th will see top featherweight contenders Ricardo Lamas and Chan Sung Jung face off for a probable title shot, and the fight now has a betting line. Lamas has been the much more active fighter lately, and it's not very surprising that the early line favors him. Here's a look at it (via BestFightOdds):

BestFightOdds.com

Lamas (13-2) is coming off a big win on the main card of UFC on Fox 6 where he defeated Erik Koch by TKO. He is on a four-fight winning streak overall. Jung (13-3) hasn't competed in almost a year due to shoulder surgery, but picked up a stoppage win over Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC on Fuel 3 in his last bout. Their respective wins seemingly earned each man a UFC featherweight title shot, but circumstance has stuck them in a number one contenders bout instead.

As for betting, I'd lean strongly toward betting on the Korean Zombie right now. Yes he's been out for a long time and fighters don't have great track records in their first fight back after shoulder surgery, but I think he's the better fighter overall and can take this. I don't think the line is going to get any better for Jung, so I'm betting on him now and I'd advise you to do the same at that price.

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