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UFC 141 picks, Vegas-style: Timing is everything if you’re betting Lesnar vs. Overeem

Steve Cofield
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LAS VEGAS - If you're batty for Brock Lesnar tonight against Alistair Overeem you may have missed your chance to get the former UFC heavyweight champ at his best betting number.

Lesnar has been a decent-sized underdog all week. Now that the casual fans are starting to fire on the main event at UFC 141, the fight has become a near even call.

Overeem was as high as minus-160 earlier this week. At the MGM, a few hours before the fight goes down, Overeem is now just minus-125 on the Las Vegas strip.

Listen here for picks on the top fights at UFC 141 with Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole, Frank Trigg and myself.

UFC 141 betting odds:

Best bets in bold

Brock Lesnar (+105) vs. Alistair Overeem (-125) - Heavyweight
Alexander Gustafsson (-350) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (+290) - Light heavyweight
Nate Diaz (+245) vs. Donald Cerrone (-290) - Lightweight
Jon Fitch (-240) vs. Johny Hendricks (+200) - Welterweight
Dong Hyun Kim(-400) vs. Sean Pierson (+325)
Nam Phan (-210) vs. Jim Hettes (+175) - Featherweight
Danny Castillo (-175) vs. Anthony Njokuani (+155) - Lightweight
Ross Pearson (-340) vs. Junior Assuncao (+280) - Featherweight
Efrain Escudero (+235) vs. Jacob Volkmann (-275) - Lightweight
Matthew Riddle (-155) vs. Luis Ramos (+135) - Welterweight
Manny Gamburyan (+225) vs. Diego Nunes (-275) - Featherweight

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