UFC 160: Gray Maynard opens as favorite over T.J. Grant

Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard has been set as the favorite before his UFC 160 bout with the surging T.J. Grant.

When Gray Maynard steps into the cage on May 25th at UFC 160, he'll be looking across at a lightweight who has been on quite a streak lately. But four wins in a row isn't enough for T.J. Grant to be the favorite in the eyes of oddsmakers. Instead it will be Maynard, who has been out for almost a year, that has the line leaning in his direction. Here's a look (via BestFightOdds):

BestFightOdds.com

Maynard (11-1-1, 1 NC) last fought at UFC on FX 4, where he defeated Clay Guida by split decision in a dull affair. He had been expected to meet Joe Lauzon at UFC 155 but was forced out with a knee injury. Grant (20-4) has won all four of his lightweight bouts thus far and looked very impressive in his last bout, a TKO victory over Matt Wiman.

This line is actually set pretty well. Both men have solid skills in the same areas, and Maynard probably won't have his usual size and strength advantage in there against Grant. I wouldn't count Grant out though, since I've done that three times in a row now and been wrong every time. Basically, I won't be betting on this fight. If Grant got up into the +200 range I'd consider it, but I don't see the line moving that much.

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