Saturday, December 01, 2018

UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa, also known as UFC Fight Night 142, also known as UFC Adelaide be held on December 1, 2018 at Adelaide Entertainment Center in Adelaide, Australia.

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

TAI TUIVASA +130
JUNIOR DOS SANTOS -160

JUSTIN WILLIS -131
MARK HUNT +101

MAURICIO RUA +342
TYSON PEDRO -542

TONY MARTIN -115
JAKE MATTHEWS -115

PAUL CRAIG +195
JIM CRUTE -275

SUMAN MOKHTARIAN +325
SODIQ YUSUFF -625

YUSHIN OKAMI +292
ALEXEY KUNCHENKO -392

WILSON REIS +112
BEN NGUYEN -142

MIZUTO HIROTA +297
CHRISTOS GIAGOS -397

ELIAS GARCIA +292
24238 KAI KARA FRANCE -392

24241 SALIM TOUAHRI +147
KEITA NAKAMURA -177

ALEX GORGEES +342
DAMIR ISMAGULOV -542

How Fight Odds Work

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 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:
TAI TUIVASA +130
JUNIOR DOS SANTOS -160

In this fight, JDS is the -160 favorite, meaning if you bet $160 on him and he wins, you would only profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $165.

If you were to bet on Shoey at +130, if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $130. 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.