Saturday, August 08, 2020

UFC on ESPN+ 32, also known as UFC Vegas 6, UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik, and UFC Fight Night 174, will be held on August 8, at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

ALEKSEI OLEINIK +157
24302 DERRICK LEWIS -207

OMARI AKHMEDOV +116
CHRIS WEIDMAN -146

SCOTT HOLTZMAN +160
BENEIL DARIUSH -200

ANDREW SANCHEZ +116
WELLINGTON TURMAN -146

ALEX MUNOZ +190
NASRAT HAQPARAST -250

TIM MEANS +121
LAUREANO STAROPOLI -151

JUSTIN JAYNES -101
GAVIN TUCKER -129

PETER BARRETT +349
YOUSSEF ZALAL -499

JULIJA STOLIARENKO +155
YANA KUNITSKAYA -185

ALI AL QAISI +154
IRWIN RIVERA -184

MAKI PITOLO +126
DARREN STEWART -156

JOAQUIN BUCKLEY +344
KEVIN HOLLAND -494

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:

ALEKSEI OLEINIK +157
24302 DERRICK LEWIS -207

In this fight, Lewis is the -207 favorite, meaning if you bet $207 on him and he wins, you would profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $207.

If you were to bet on Oleinik at +1157 if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $157. 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.