Saturday, November 09, 2019

UFC on ESPN+ 21, also known as UFC Moscow, UFC Fight Night 163, and UFC Fight Night: Magomedsharipov vs. Kattar will be held on November 9 at CSKA Arena in Moscow, Russia.

These are The Odds, courtesy of Joey Oddessa. Follow the Father of MMA Odds on Twitter.

CALVIN KATTAR +235
ZABIT MAGOMEDSHARIPOV -335

GREG HARDY +215
ALEXANDER VOLKOV -295

DANNY ROBERTS +192
ZELIM IMADAEV -252

ANTHONY ROCCO MARTIN +106
RAMAZAN EMEEV -136

KLIDSON ABREU +125
SHAMIL GAMZATOV -155

DALCHA LUNGIAMBULA +302
MAGOMED ANKALAEV -427

SERGEY KHANDOZHKO +172
RUSTAM KHABILOV -232

KARL ROBERSON -112
ROMAN KOPYLOV -118

DAVID ZAWADA +225
ABUBAKAR NURMAGOMEDOV -305

PANNIE KIANZAD -118
JESSICA-ROSE CLARK -112

DAVEY GRANT +144
GRIGORY POPOV -174

ED HERMAN +130
KHADIS IBRAGIMOV -160

How Odds Work

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:

CALVIN KATTAR +235
ZABIT MAGOMEDSHARIPOV -335

In this fight, Zabit is the -335 favorite, meaning if you bet $335 on him and he wins, you would profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $335.

If you were to bet on Kattar at +235, if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $235. 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.