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Vegas odds on Penn-St-Pierre fight

January 30, 2009 |  6:45 pm

Bj_penn Georges St-Pierre weighed in Friday at the welterweight limit of 170 pounds for his Saturday night Ultimate Fighting Championship title defense at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

St-Pierre, 27, is a -165 favorite to defeat opponent B.J. Penn, the UFC's lightweight champion.

Bettors can earn $145 on a $100 bet if Penn wins, an MGM Grand spokesman told me Friday.

A shot worth taking?

No gambling advice here, but when I was text messaging former UFC champion Chuck Liddell earlier this week, he told me he likes Penn to wear down St-Pierre.

-- Lance Pugmire 

Photo: B.J. Penn. Credit: Josh Hedges