more people know who he his, and not many people know Catone...so they pick who thy know.
that said, I think Catone still should be an underdog, ad Amir has an advantage standing and has better ju-jitsu...only area Nick has an advantage is wrestling..and I dont think its good enough to conrol him for 3 rounds...to a decision
Catone is an underdog because most of the picks on playground are for amir. Im sure catone will still be an underdog on most betting sites because amir is know and won TUF.
Also just look the level of competition catone has faced, its not stellar.
i guess what you have to realize is how betting lines are affected by bettors. the lines will no doubt open with amir as a favorite because of his exposure on tuf so the oddsmakers know that more people will bet on him, and thats what makes him the initial favorite. then as more and more people place bets on him he becomes a bigger favorite, or if more people bet on cantone the odds will shift towards cantone. the main thing is what i said about the initial lines though.....the oddsmakers know more people will bet on amir so he is the favorite.
I think cause he has this cool fan at this site called mmaplayground
Because the TUF winners always get a fight they should win as there follow up.
I may not know who Catone is, but i trust that Lorenzo Fertitta does.