The betting odds are in for Saturday's UFC Norfolk card, and the former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (-120) is slightly favored over the #8 ranked Dustin Poirier (-110 to +106). In what may be his final professional fight, Matt Brown (-350) is heavily favored to get the better of fellow UFC vet Diego Sanchez (+290) in the co-main event.
Overall, the heavy betting favs will be abundant at UFC Norfolk. Six of the scheduled 13 bouts involve a favored moneyline that reaches or exceeds -275. Some of the longest Norfolk odds include:
(-350) Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez (+290): Welterweight
Also according to the odds, we should be in store for a couple of tightly contested tilts. Three UFC Norfolk bouts involve a fighter being found at both plus and minus odds. Such fights are as follows:
(-120) Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier (-110 to +106): Lightweight
(-110) John Dodson vs. Marlon Moraes (-110 to +105): Bantamweight
Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis main card will air live on FS1 at 10:00 P.M. ET with the prelims starting at 8:00 P.M. ET on the same channel. The exclusive Fight Pass prelims will begin at 6:30 P.M. ET.
Movement courtesy of BestFightOdds.com:
Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez: Welterweight
Matt Brown began his UFC Norfolk betting life as the sound favorite with a line around -260, but has since drifted out even further to around -350. The wagers on Brown sent Diego Sanchez from his opening line of +180 up to a more plump dog tag of +290.
Andrei Arlovski vs. Junior Albini: Heavyweight
Junior Albini opened up at -210 as a reasonable favorite, but the betting public has since launched him up to a hefty line around -340. Andrei Arlovski started out with an underdog line of +160, and has been ignored by most gamblers, as he has drifted out to a fatter dog tag of +280.
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