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UFC 251 will be held on July 11 at Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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

JORGE MASVIDAL    +195    
KAMARU USMAN    -275

MAX HOLLOWAY    +170    
ALEX VOLKANOVSKI    -220    

JOSE ALDO    +182    
PETR YAN    -242    

PAIGE VANZANT    +515    
AMANDA RIBAS    -865    

JESSICA ANDRADE    +165    
ROSE NAMAJUNAS    -215    

JIRI PROCHAZKA    +145    
VOLKAN OEZDEMIR    -175    

ZHALGAS ZHUMAGULOV    +145    
RAULIAN PAIVA    -175    

VANESSA MELO    +195    
KAROL ROSA    -275    

DANNY HENRY    +157    
MAKWAN AMIRKHANI    -207    

ROMAN BOGATOV    +150    
LEONARDO SANTOS    -180    

ELIZEU ZALESKI    +107    
MUSLIM SALIKHOV    -137    

DAVEY GRANT    +130    
MARTIN DAY    -160    

MAXIM GRISHIN    -110    
MARCIN TYBURA    -120          

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:

JORGE MASVIDAL +195
KAMARU USMAN -275

In this fight, Usman is the -275 favorite, meaning if you bet $275 on him and he wins, you would profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $275.

If you were to bet on Masvidal at +195 if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $195. 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 they say never bet until the weigh-ins, which are now over.

7/8/20 2:18 AM
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Does this dummy really need to inject the "Holy fucking shit" quote in damn near every post he makes.

7/8/20 6:24 AM
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RichardSteel -

Does this dummy really need to inject the "Holy fucking shit" quote in damn near every post he makes.

It annoys me too. 

7/8/20 10:16 AM
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RichardSteel - 

Does this dummy really need to inject the "Holy fucking shit" quote in damn near every post he makes.


HOLY F***ING S***

7/8/20 10:21 AM
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i think aldo is a decent bet
Yan is impressive but his biggest in is Faber
7/9/20 10:08 AM
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Tempting to put a few bones on Masvidal. 

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7/9/20 11:01 PM
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I want mas to win but it's hard to see him beating Usman.

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7/10/20 5:26 PM
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HFS!

7/11/20 4:49 AM
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Tempting to put $100 on Page

7/11/20 5:26 AM
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How is Pyotr Yan favored over Aldo?

7/11/20 9:09 AM
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How is Pyotr Yan favored over Aldo?


i can see it as Yan is on a streak and the up nd comma fighter but like i posted earlier i think aldo would be a good underdog bet

should be a great fight
7/11/20 9:29 AM
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How is Pyotr Yan favored over Aldo?


i can see it as Yan is on a streak and the up nd comma fighter but like i posted earlier i think aldo would be a good underdog bet

should be a great fight

Yan is a beast, that's why. He may be on Aldo's WEC level already. He's just very impressive.
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