Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 10/26/11

UFC 137 may have lost a little bit of luster when Georges St-Pierre was forced to bow out of the main event against Carlos Condit, but that doesn’t mean the card’s new featured attraction can’t pick up the slack.

In fact, according to the Gambling Gods the welterweight scrap between BJ Penn (Pictured) and Nick Diaz will be much more competitive from a betting standpoint.

As showtime steadily approaches, it appears the chips are starting to stack on Penn’s side of the sand. The Hawaiian is slowly pulling away and has emerged a -135 favorite.

Just a few days ago Penn checked in as a -110 odds-on favorite. Diaz, on the other hand, is now a +105 underdog.

The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada will host Saturday’s event.

Here are the available wagering lines for UFC 137 (Courtesy of BetUS):

Bart Palaszewski +250
Tyson Griffin -350

Donald Cerrone -260
Dennis Siver +200

George Roop +250
Hatsu Hioki -350

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic +220
Roy Nelson -300

Cheick Kongo +110
Matt Mitrione -140

Nick Diaz +105
BJ Penn -135

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