UFC 124 Georges St. Pierre vs Josh Koscheck Betting Odds: The UFC welterweight title is on the line this evening as champion Georges St. Pierre takes on top contender Josh Koscheck at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The two fighters, which served as coaches on the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, has been itching to square off in the Octagon since the show concluded filming ealier this year. UFC 124 Betting Odds & Predictions at online bookmaker BetUS.com have the St. Pierre listed as a -400 moneyline odds favorite to retain his title.
When Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck met in the cage a little over three years ago, the two fighters were at far different stages in their respective careers. St. Pierre, who garnered the title in November of 2006 with a second round knockout of Matt Hughes, was looking to recover after losing the belt to Matt Serra at UFC 69. Koscheck, meanwhile, was looking to build on a string of five consecutive wins and put himself into the division's elite company.
Those day are long gone with St. Pierre now looking for his sixth consecutive title defense and Koscheck firmly entrenched as one of the top welterweights in the world. One thing that has not changed between the two fighters is the level of animosity. St. Pierre seldom drags his pre-fight talk or his opponent into the gutter, but Koscheck, one of the most villified fighters in the sport, is a master at it.
Koscheck upped the trash talk ante while the two fighters were in Vegas filming TUF 12, and his lack of respect toward some of the competitors quitely angered the mild mannered St. Pierre. "Kos" antics illicited an uncharacteristic comment from the Canadian at yesterday's weigh-in, one that probably has the brash Pannsylvania native feeling a bit nervous behind his veil of audacity.
"Tomorrow, I guarantee you the bully will get bullied," St. Pierre said. "I'm going to fight smart. He tried to put me off track. That's what he wants. I'm not going to do it and I'm going to kick his ass tomorrow."
UFC 124 is scheduled to take place tonight, December 11th at 10:00pm ET; it can be seen live on Pay-Per-View.
Georges St. Pierre -400 vs Josh Koscheck +300
Sean McCorkle +130 vs Stefan Struve -160
Charles Oliveira -140 vs Jim Miller +110
Mac Danzig +220 vs Joe Stevenson -300
John Howard +220 vs Thiago Alves -300
Mark Bocek -135 vs Dustin Hazelett +105
Rafael Natal -175 vs Jesse Bongfeldt +145
Matthew Riddle -300 vs Sean Pierson +220
Dan Miller -280 vs Joe Doerksen +210
TJ Grant +150 vs Ricardo Almeida -180
Pat Audinwood -140 vs John Makdessi +110
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