Fedor opens as a huge favorite over Hong Man Choi

Fedor Emelianenko, arguably the best pound for pound mixed martial artist in the world has opened as a -800 (8-1) favorite for his December 30th M-1 Global fight against Hong Man Choi. The early odds were posted this week at online sportsbook Bookmaker.com.

Emelianenko, who has been at the center of much debate over his choice of choosing to fight in M-1 Global instead of the UFC, has a professional mixed martial arts record of 27-1-0. He has racked up notable wins in the past few years over Mark Coleman, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Kevin Randleman.

In this lopsided bout, Fedor is matched up against the 7’2”, 365 lb. Hong Man Choi. Choi, who is a kickboxer and ssirum wrestler, has suffered his whole life from a rare disease which prevents his growth from stopping. Choi is 12-3 in his professional kickboxing career and has been pegged as a +600 favorite in this bout.

The odds for this fight will probably move drastically between different sportsbooks. There are a few intangibles in this matchup that just seem to be unknown, so a wide range of odds will be very possible.

Bookmaker.com has a $250 limit on MMA fight betting. If you’re looking to bet more on this bout, I’d wait until BetUS.com releases the odds, as they have the highest limits in MMA betting.


M1 Global odds – Yarennoka odds for Dec. 30th 

  • Fedor Emelianenko  (-1000)
  • Hong Man Choi  (+675)
  • Hayato Sakuri  (-430)
  • Hidehiko Hasegawa  (+350)
  • Kazuo Misaki  (+185)
  • Yoshihiro Akiyama  (-225)
  • Gilbert Melendez  (-300)
  • Mitsuhiro Ishida  (+240)
  • Tatsuya Kawajiri  (-275)
  • Luiz Azeredo  (+215)
  • Murilo Bustamante  (-550)
  • Makoto Takimoto  (+400)

You can bet on all of the M1 Global fights today at Bookmaker.com