Saturday, April 14, 2018

UFC on Fox 29: Poirier vs. Gaethje will be held on April 14, 2018, at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

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

Main card (FOX at 8 p.m. ET)

Dustin Poirier (-133)
Justin Gaethje (+103)

Israel Adesanya (-260)
Marvin Vettori (+200)

Alex Oliveira (-217)
Carlos Condit (+167)

Cortney Casey (-155)
Michelle Waterson (+125)

Prelim Card (FOX at 6 p.m. ET)

Antonio Carlos Junior (-255)
Tim Boetsch (+195)

Muslim Salikhov (-187)
Ricky Rainey (+157)

Wilson Reis (-130)
John Moraga (EV)

Brad Tavares (-128)
Krzysztof Jotko (-102)

Prelim Card (UFC Fight Pass at 3:30 p.m. ET)

Gilbert Burns (-697)
Dan Moret (+397)

Lauren Mueller (-150)
Shana Dobson (+120)

Yushin Okami (-120)
Dhiego Lima (-110)

Arjan Bhullar (-353)
Adam Wieczorek (+253)

Matthew Lopez (-125)
Alejandro Perez (-105)

Luke Sanders (-450)
Patrick Williams (+325)

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.

Dustin Poirier (-133)
Justin Gaethje (+103)

In this fight, Poirier would be the favorite, meaning if you bet $133 on him and he wins, you would only profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $133.

If you were to bet on Volkov at +103, if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $103. 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.

The next UFC event is UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee on April 21, 2018, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.