Odds favor Rousey, Machida and Faber at UFC 157

February 21, 2013

UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche
February 23, 2013
Honda Center
Anaheim, California
Live on PPV

Undercard:
Brendan Schaub (-135) vs. Lavar Johnson (-105)
Michael Chiesa (-215) vs. Anton Kuivanen (+165)
Dennis Bermudez (-420) vs. Matt Grice (+300)
Caros Fodor (-150) vs. Sam Stout (+110)
Neil Magny (-175) vs. Jon Manley (+135)
Brock Jardine (-190) vs. Kenny Robertson (+150)
Nah-Shon Burrell (-125) vs. Yuri Villefort (-115)

Main Card:
Ronda Rousey (-1200) vs. Liz Carmouche (+775)
Lyoto Machida (-230) vs. Dan Henderson (+190)
Urijah Faber (-380) vs. Ivan Menjivar (+315)
Josh Koscheck (-475) vs. Robbie Lawler (+380)
Court McGee (-290) vs. Josh Neer (+210)

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 what's called a money line.
Vitor Belfort +500
Jon Jones -800

In this fight, Jones would be the favorite and at -800 it means for every $8.00 you bet, you will win $1 if he wins the fight.  So if you bet $800 on Jones and he wins, you'd profit $100. If Jones were to lose though, you'd lose the full $800.

If you were to bet on Belfort at +500, you would win $5.00 for every $1 you bet. So if you bet $100 on Belfort and he wins the fight, you will profit $500. If Belfort were to lose the fight, you'd lose your original $100 bet.

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

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