UFC 252 odds

UFC 252: Miocic vs. Cormier 3 will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

STIPE MIOCIC-114

DANIEL CORMIER-116

 

JUNIOR DOS SANTOS+101

JAIRZINHO ROZENSTRUIK-131

 

MARLON VERA+218

SEAN O’MALLEY-298

 

JOHN DODSON+190

MERAB DVALISHVILI-250

 

ASHLEY YODER+130

LIVINHA SOUZA-160

 

FELICE HERRIG+236

VIRNA JANDIROBA-316

 

DANIEL PINEDA+202

HERBERT BURNS-282

 

JIM MILLER+106

VINC PICHEL-136

 

DANNY CHAVEZ+120

TJ BROWN-150

 

CHRIS DAUKAUS-108

PARKER PORTER-122

 

24257 TONY KELLEY +179

24258 KAI KAMAKA -239

 

How Odds Work

Unlike a spread on an NFL game where one team is ahead by a certain number 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:
MARLON VERA +218 
SEAN O’MALLEY -298 

In this fight, O’Malley is the -298 favorite, meaning if you bet $298 on him and he wins, you would profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $298.

If you were to bet on Vera at +218 if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $218. 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 can 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.

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