Here is our run down of odds for all hypothetical big-time match-ups for Josh Barnett, should he win the Heavyweight Grand Prix.
**Note: If you are Dana White, multiply Barnett's opponent's odds by two in all circumstances where the opponent is signed by the UFC.
***This is our prediction for discussion purposes only. We are not encouraging you to gamble, especially if you are historically a "mush."
Velasquez -160 vs. Barnett +120
The UFC champ would be the favorite in this one.
Werdum +110 vs. Barnett -130
The submission magician, Werdum is dangerous on the ground.
Fedor -110 vs. Barnett -110
This is assuming that Fedor doesn't hang up his gloves.
Prior to a terrible showing vs. Big Foot, this line would have looked more like -150 / +120 in Fedor's favor.
Lesnar EVEN vs. Barnett -120
A fascinating matchup, with the edge in size to Brock and the ground skills to Josh. Can Lesnar bully him?
Vs. Dos Santos
Dos Santos -110 vs. Barnett -110
We think JDS is underrated and this would be a must-see for all MMA fans.
Overeem +120 vs. Barnett -150
Demolition man is overrated and is inexplicably the favorite vs. Werdum
Carwin +160 vs. Barnett -200
Shane has the KO chance, but is outclassed on the mat in this bout.
Mir +250 vs. Barnett -300
Mir takes way too much punishment and is sliding in the heavyweight rankings.
Vs. Minotauro Nogueira
Nogueira +175 vs. Barnett -210
These two were dead even years ago and could have fought for two hours to a draw, but the mileage on Nogueira has added up...meaning Barnett should have an easy decision in this one.
Silva +225 vs. Barnett -275
Silva made a big statement vs. Fedor, but his weight advantage is less significant in this hypothetical matchup. Anything can happen with the big guys, but Barnett's skill are in a different league.
Have we left out a top 10 fighter in your opinion? Think our line is way off in any particular matchup? Let us hear about it.