Saturday, May 11, 2019

UFC 237 will be held on May 11, at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

These are The Odds, courtesy of Joey Oddessa. Follow him on Twitter.

ROSE NAMAJUNAS +105
JESSICA ANDRADE -135

ANDERSON SILVA EV
JARED CANNONIER -130

ALEX VOLKANOVSKI +110
JOSE ALDO -140

LAUREANO STAROPOLI -110
THIAGO ALVES -120

ANTONIO ROGERIO NOGUEIRA +119
RYAN SPANN -149

KURT HOLOBAUGH -105
THIAGO MOISES -125

BETHE CORREIA +272
IRENE ALDANA -372

BJ PENN +462
CLAY GUIDA -762

LUANA CAROLINA -172
PRISCILA CACHOEIRA +142

SERGIO MORAES +118
WARLLEY ALVES -148

CARLOS HUACHIN +737
RAONI BARCELOS -1387

TALITA BERNARDO -315
VIVIANE ARAUJO +235

Unlike a spread on an NFL game where one team is getting a certain amount of points (ex. Saints +7), in MMA fights the line on the game is called a moneyline. These are the +/- used on UFC broadcasts. The figure is how much money you have to bet in order to win $100 (-), and how much a $100 bet will earn (+). They are perhaps best explained via example:

BJ PENN +462
CLAY GUIDA -762

In this fight, Guida is the -762 favorite, meaning if you bet $762 on him and he wins, you would only profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $762.

If you were to bet on Penn at +462, if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $462. If he were to lose the fight, you would lose your original $100 bet.

Depending on how people are betting on the fights the odds will shift from the moment they open, right up until the night of the fights.

The sport is built on moments that make you involuntary think “HOLY F***ING S***!!!” Those can come at any time, on any portion of the card, from any fighter. Thus, some bettors look to the underdogs, sometimes big ones, as the best bets. And they say never bet until the weigh-ins.