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UFC 142 picks, Vegas-style: Bettors pounding Vitor Belfort

Steve Cofield
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Belfort and Johnson square off at UFC 142 weigh in (Getty)

The debate has raged all day - how will Anthony Johnson's weight snafu affect his fight against Vitor Belfort? The pulse in the betting world is that Johnson is in big trouble at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Belfort's number has jumped 40 cents since it was announced Johnson couldn't make the 186-pound weight limit at middleweight. He actually stepped on the scales yesterday in Rio de Janeiro at 197 pounds. A stipulation was also put in place that Johnson couldn't replenish his body beyond 205 pounds for another weigh-in earlier today.

If you liked Aldo early in the week at minus-220, you missed your chance. There's been heavy fight day steam on Aldo pushing him to minus-275.

Listen to Yahoo! Sports Kevin Iole, Adam Hill from the Las Vegas-Review Journal give out picks for the top fights on the card during last night's "MMA Insiders" show on ESPN1100/98.9 FM in Las Vegas.

UFC 142 betting odds:
Best plays in bold

Chad Mendes (+225) vs. Jose Aldo (-275)
Vitor Belfort (-140) vs. Anthony Johnson (+110)
Carlo Prater (+425) vs. Erick Silva (-550)
Terry Etim (+245) vs. Edson Barboza (+290)
Mike Massenzio (+415) vs. Rousimar Palhares (-525)
Sam Stout (+105) vs. Thiago Tavares (-125)
Michihiro Omigawa (+180) vs. Yuri Alcantara (-220)
Gabriel Gonzaga (-120) vs.Edinaldo Oliveira (+100)
Antonio Carvalho (-190) vs. Felipe Arantes (+165)
Ricardo Funch (+380) vs. Mike Pyle (-475)

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