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UFC 260 odds: Find the right dog

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UFC 260: Miocic vs. Ngannou 2 will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The official weigh-ins will be held on Friday, March 26, and will stream live on The UnderGround at noon ET (9:00 a.m. local time). The main event is a rematch between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and challenger Francis Ngannou.

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

STIPE MIOCIC +120
FRANCIS NGANNOU -140

TYRON WOODLEY +200
VICENTE LUQUE -235

THOMAS ALMEIDA +270
SEAN O'MALLEY -330

GILLIAN ROBERTSON +140
MIRANDA MAVERICK -160

JAMIE MULLARKEY +105
KHAMA WORTHY -125

FABIO CHERANT +255
ALONZO MENIFIELD -305

JARED GOODEN +200
ABUBAKAR NURMAGOMEDOV -235

MODESTAS BUKAUSKAS +145
MICHAL OLEKSIEJCZUK -170

MARC-ANDRE BARRIAULT -121
ABU AZAITAR +101

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 (+).

The moneyline is perhaps best explained via example:
STIPE MIOCIC +120
FRANCIS NGANNOU -140

In this fight, Ngannou is the -140 favorite, meaning if you bet $140 on him and he wins, you would profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $140. You have to risk more than the winning amount, when betting on the favorite.

If you were to bet on Miocic at +120, if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $120. 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.

Some say never bet until the weigh-ins, which streamed live on The UG at Noon ET on Friday.

The sport is built on moments that make you involuntary think "HOLY F***ING S***!!!" Those can come unpredictably 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. 

As always, UG, you see any 'dogs' you like?