The bout, which has captured the attention of fans around the globe, has seen a fair number of fans being split in regards to the outcome. That split has seen the bout being priced up rather evenly by the bookies, with some having the contest as a near 50-50 bout.
In the UK the champion, defending his title for the 13th time, is the slight betting favourite, best priced at 4/5 to win the bout and retain his title. The challenger on the other hand is priced at evens to score the "slight" upset and dethrone the longest active reign in the sport.
For those thinking about the draw that has been priced as high as 25/1.
Whilst British bettors aren't able to bet on various side markets though in other countries can and we have been advised that Yamanaka by stoppage is the favoured outcome, at 27/20, whilst a stoppage win for Nery is available at 5/2. A decision win for "Gods's Left" is available at 9/4 and a decision for Nery is 7/2.
The same country that provided the method of victory odds also has an over/under market set at 9.5 rounds. The over is priced at 67/100 whilst the under is 19/20, in what is an interesting market given the power both fighters have.
Whilst we're not advocating gambling we do find the odds here interesting and indicative of how competitive people are seeing the contest as we head towards it.
Shinsuke Yamanaka goes for defense #13 as he takes on unbeaten Luis Nery!
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