UFC 259 odds: Find the right dog

UFC 259 will be held on March 6, 2021, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. These are the odds, courtesy of the Father of MMA Odds Joey Oddessa. Follow him on Twitter.

JAN BLACHOWICZ    +205    
ISRAEL ADESANYA    -240    

MEGAN ANDERSON    +650    
AMANDA NUNES    -1200    

ALJAMAIN STERLING    +105    
PETR YAN    -125   

THIAGO SANTOS    +137    
ALEKSANDAR RAKIC    -157    

CASEY KENNEY    -135    
DOMINICK CRUZ    +115    

DREW DOBER    +350    
ISLAM MAKHACHEV    -450    

JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ    +121    
ASKAR ASKAROV    -141    

JAKE MATTHEWS    +175    
SEAN BRADY    -205    

AALON CRUZ    +150    
UROS MEDIC    -175    

JORDAN ESPINOSA    -108    
TIM ELLIOTT    -112    

KYLER PHILLIPS    +136    
SONG YADONG    -156    

KAI KARA FRANCE    -132    
ROGERIO BONTORIN    +112    

LIVINHA SOUZA    +195    
AMANDA LEMOS    -230    

KENNEDY NZECHUKWU    +211    
CARLOS ULBERG    -251  

TREVIN JONES    +200    
MARIO BAUTISTA    -235

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:
JAN BLACHOWICZ    +205    
ISRAEL ADESANYA    -240  

In this fight, Adesanya is the -240 favorite, meaning if you bet $240 on him and he wins, you would profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $240

If you were to bet on Blachowicz at +205, if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $205. 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?

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