Saturday, February 02, 2019

UFC Fight Night 144 also known as UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2, UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 2, or UFC Fortaleza will be held on February 2, 2019 at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil.

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

RAPHAEL ASSUNCAO +130
MARLON MORAES -160

JOSE ALDO +115
RENATO MOICANO -145

LYMAN GOOD +157
DEMIAN MAIA -187

CHARLES OLIVEIRA -130
DAVID TEYMUR EVEN

JUSTIN LEDET +160
JOHNNY WALKER -210

SARAH FROTA +167
LIVINHA SOUZA -217

MARKUS PEREZ +125
ANTHONY HERNANDEZ -155

MARA ROMERO BORELLA +145
TAILA SANTOS -175

THIAGO ALVES +160
MAX GRIFFIN -210

JUNIOR ALBINI -125
JAIR ROZENSTRUIK -105

SAID NURMAGOMEDOV +120
RICARDO RAMOS -150

ROGERIO BONTORIN +255
MAGOMED BIBULATOV -355

FELIPE COLARES EVEN
24050 GERALDO DE FREITAS -130

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 understood via example:
RAPHAEL ASSUNCAO +130
MARLON MORAES -160

In this fight, Moraes 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 $160.

If you were to bet on Assuncao at +130, if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $30. 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. 

Saturday's UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ 2 will stream entirely on ESPN+ESPN+ (Free 7-Day Trial) is available through iTunes, Google Play, and a web browser.