Long odds in top three fights at UFC 169

Saturday, February 01, 2014

UFC 169
Saturday, 1 Feb 2014
Newark, New Jersey

Main Card:


Urijah Faber +240
Renan Barao -320

Ricardo Lamas +475
Jose Aldo -750

Frank Mir +280
Alistair Overeem -380

John Lineker +120
Ali Bagautinov -150

Abel Trujillo +100
Jamie Varner -130

Prelim card (Fox Sports 1)

Alan Patrick Silva Alves +125
John Makdessi -155

Chris Cariaso -170
Danny Martinez +140

Nick Catone +130
Tom Watson -160

Kevin Lee +180
Al Iaquinta -230

Andy Enz +145
Clint Hester -175

Prelim card (UFC Fight Pass)

Tony Martin +200
Rashid Magomedov -260

Neil Magny +155
Gasan Umalatov -190

How Fight Odds Work

Unlike a spread on a football 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 money line.
Urijah Faber +240
Renan Barao -320

In this fight, Barao would be the favorite, meaning if you bet $320 on Barao and he wins, you would profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $320.

If you were to bet on Faber at +240, if you bet $100 on Faber and he wins the fight, you will profit $240. If Faber 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.

What do you think UG? What is the best bet above? And the oddest odds?