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Junior dos Santos Opens as Favorite to Beat Brock Lesnar at UFC 131

Junior dos SantosJunior dos Santos has opened as the betting favorite to beat former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar when The Ultimate Fighter 13 coaches meet at UFC 131 in June with the next title shot at champion Cain Velasquez on the line.

Bodog‘s opening line put dos Santos as a -160, or 61%, favorite, but the line has since moved to -145, or 59%, based on bets on the fight.

Dos Santos (12-1) topped Roy Nelson in August for his sixth-straight UFC win, while Lesnar (5-2) dropped the title with a first-round TKO to Velasquez in October following four-straight wins.

With Velasquez sidelined at least six months, the UFC announced on Tuesday that dos Santos and Lesnar will coach on The Ultimate Fighter 13, which begins taping soon for a March 30 debut on Spike, before fighting at UFC 131, which is expected for June 11 in Vancouver.

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