Luke Rockhold opens as a huge favourite over short notice Michael Bisping

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The odd’s have been released for the new UFC 199 main event as UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold opens up a huge favourite over late replacement Michael Bisping. Bookmakers 5Dimes has Luke Rockhold a huge -1050 favourite over Bisping who is currently sitting as a +600 underdog.

UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 will be held on June 4, 2016 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

The event was expected to be headlined by a UFC Middleweight Championship rematch between current champion Luke Rockhold and former champion Chris Weidman, however, Weidman pulled out of the contest due to a large extrusion herniation on his neck.

The first replacement choice was former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza, who lost his title to Rockhold in 2011, but he injured his meniscus in a win at UFC 198 against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort.

Therefore, he was replaced by The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner Michael Bisping. The fight will also be a rematch as the two met previously in November of 2014 at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping, with Rockhold winning via submission in the second round.

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