We’ve got two weeks without an MMA event. But the action doesn’t stop at the sportsbook. Right now, you should be channeling Dana White and asking yourself, “do you wanna be a f*cking sports bettor?”
If the answer is yes, you should always be checking the UFC odds online for prices you can take advantage of. And no cards to cover this week, we’re calling out names…of underdogs you can bet on right now, with money lines that look like great values.
Of course, you can always wait till fight night to see what the closing odds are, but that’s leaving a lot to chance. There are often dramatic swings leading up to a scrap, which means you’re at the mercy of the betting public. Locking your bets in early protects you from all that.
So let’s take a look at the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu and pick out a few good ‘dogs.
UFC 223, April 7
Tony Ferguson +200 vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov -250
Michael Chiesa +100 vs. Anthony Pettis -120
Rose Namajunas +150 vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk -180
While you’re waiting for the UFC’s first major pay-per-view of 2018, take a look at three sweet underdogs that are currently in play.
A bet on Tony Ferguson pays out double what you put in. Fun fact: it’s the first time he’s been an underdog since he made his UFC debut. Khabib’s recent Terminator impression against Edson Barboza is fresh on everyone’s mind, making him the trendy pick to steamroll El Cucuy. But Fergie Ferg’s on a 10-fight winning streak where he’s run circles around the lightweight elite.
Khibab’s wrestling is downright scary, but so is Ferguson’s cardio and Tasmanian Devil style. Ferguson has dealt with good wrestlers before, finishing Gleison Tibau and Kevin Lee. The upset potential is high here.
We’ll come out and say that Michael Chiesa probably shouldn’t be the underdog against Pettis. Time and time again, Showtime has failed to show that he can succeed against stifling wrestlers. Chiesa happens to be one of the division’s better submission grapplers, but Pettis being the far more famous guy – and a former champion – is giving you a solid opportunity.
“Thug Rose” opened at more than +200, but a flood of early action has quickly brought her line down. Still, you can get a pretty decent price on a fighter who is in an immediate rematch with a girl she just flatlined in less than a round. This could be a case where Rose just has J-Check’s number.
UFC on FOX 29, April 14
Justin Gaethje +120 vs. Dustin Poirier -140
We wouldn’t be surprised if this ended up as a pick’em. And it should be – this is an extremely competitive fight that could go either way. When put in this context, the fighter that’s the underdog deserves a small bet. In this case it’s Gaethje.
Poirier is a great fighter, but he’s a guy that’s been caught and overwhelmed in the past. Gaethje is a guy that flips on the switch and goes into non-stop zombie mode. It’s easy to write off The Highlight as a crude brawler, but he’s actually a great kickboxer with good takedown defense. If he stops Poirier’s takedowns, this is a 50-50 affair.
UFC 225, June 9
CM Punk +200 vs. Mike Jackson -260
CM Punk looked like garbage in his one UFC fight, but so did Mike Jackson. Plus, Punk has the resources to train full-time at Roufusport, while Jackson is a guy that’s focusing more on becoming a writer than being a fighter.
While Jackson’s kickboxing background should make him the favorite, he looked completely lost against Mickey Gall. These odds make it seem like he’ll dominate Punk when we actually have no idea how this will play out. Both guys have just one pro fight on their records, and anything can happen here.
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