UFC 254 odds

UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje will be held on Saturday, October 24, at the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. NOTE: The early prelims begin at 11:00 a.m. ET, late prelims at 12:00 p.m. ET, and the main card at 2:00 p.m.

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

JUSTIN GAETHJE    +250    
KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV    -350    

JARED CANNONIER    -117    
ROBERT WHITTAKER    -113    

WALT HARRIS    +158    
ALEXANDER VOLKOV    -188    

ION CUTELABA    +235    
MAGOMED ANKALAEV    -335    

JACOB MALKOUN    +195    
PHIL HAWES    -255    

TAI TUIVASA    -116    
STEFAN STRUVE    -114    

SAM ALVEY    +265    
DA UN JUNG    -365    

LIANA JOJUA    +313    
MIRANDA MAVERICK    -438      

LILIYA SHAKIROVA    +168    
LAUREN MURPHY    -218    

SHAVKAT RAKHMONOV    -120    
ALEX OLIVEIRA    -110    

CASEY KENNEY    -179    
NATHANIEL WOOD    +149    

JOEL ALVAREZ    -172    
ALEXANDER YAKOVLEV    +142

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:

JUSTIN GAETHJE    +250    
KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV    -350    

In this fight, “The Eagle” is the -350 favorite, meaning if you bet $350 on him and he wins, you would profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $350.

If you were to bet on Gaehtje at +250, if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $250. 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.

And some say never bet until the weigh-ins, which took place at 1:00 a.m. ET. You can catch the replay HERE.

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