BetOnFighting.com published odds today on the Art of War 3, USA vs Brazil, mixed-martial-arts event on September 1st at Dallas’ American Airlines Center.
According to the odds makers, the International competition, which will be broadcast live on Pay-Per-View (10:00 pm Eastern), is pretty much a toss-up between the two national teams. Out of the top six (of ten scheduled) fights, each team can claim three favorites going in.
Submission specialist Jeff “The Snowman” Monson was made a slight favorite over Brazilian Ju Jitsu legend, Pedro “The Rock” Rizzo, in their main event bout for the IFA World Heavyweight Championship.
Rizzo, the former two-time UFC World Heavyweight title challenger and undefeated World Kick Boxing Champion, is the current IFA champion but a (+155) betting underdog. Monson, also a UFC veteran, is a (-185) favorite.
MMA and UFC legend, Jeremy “Gumby” Horn (-265) is favored to defeat Brazil’s Jorge Santiago (+215). MMA up-and-comer, Mario Rinaldi (-170) is narrowly favored over former UFC heavyweight contender, Ron “H20” Waterman (+140) as is Dallas’ Alex Andrade (-180) against Fabiano Capoani (+150).
The closest line is on the Carlo Prater (+110) vs Keith Wisniewski (-120) fight. Coprus Christi, TX native, Hector Munoz (+180) is being picked to lose to Cristiano Marcello (-220).