Fedor Emelianenko Opens As Moderate Favorite Over Pedro Rizzo

Fedor Emelianenko claims that the last fight of his career will take place on June 21st in St. Petersburg, Russia when he faces off with Pedro Rizzo. We all know Fedor isn’t the invincible monster he used to be, but I was sort of surprised at the opening betting line for the bout with Rizzo. Source:

The only site taking bets on the bout so far is Sports Interaction, which offers the above line. Fedor opened at -220 yesterday and has already moved a bit since then.

Considering that Pedro Rizzo is 38 years old and hasn’t stepped into the cage in close to two years, it seems very odd that the line is as close as it is. Rizzo’s last two fights on a big stage didn’t work out too well for him as he was brutally knocked out by Josh Barnett and Gilbert Yvel back in 2008 and 2009 respectively. He is on a three-fight winning streak, but the last two came over Gary Goodridge and Ken Shamrock.

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