UFC on ESPN 31+ odds

UFC on ESPN+ 31, also known as UFC Vegas 1, UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan, and UFC Fight Night 173, will be held on August 1, 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.

DEREK BRUNSON    +245    
EDMEN SHAHBAZYAN    -345    

ERIC SPICELY    +165    
MARKUS PEREZ    -215    

RANDY BROWN    +163    
VICENTE LUQUE    -193    

FRANKIE SAENZ    +200    
JONATHAN MARTINEZ    -260    

NATHAN MANESS    +190    
RAY BORG    -250    

JENNIFER MAIA    +127    
JOANNE CALDERWOOD    -157    

TREVIN GILES    +170    
KEVIN HOLLAND    -220    

BOBBY GREEN    +122    
LANDO VANNATA    -152    

ED HERMAN    +145    
GERALD MEERSCHAERT    -175    

JAMALL EMMERS    +140    
TIMUR VALIEV    -170    

CODY DURDEN    +257    
CHRIS GUTIERREZ    -357

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:

DEREK BRUNSON    +245    
EDMEN SHAHBAZYAN    -345

In this fight, Edmen is the -345 favorite, meaning if you bet $345 on him and he wins, you would profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $345.

If you were to bet on Brunson at +245 if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $245. 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.

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