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UFC 209 betting odds: Should Tyron Woodley be the underdog vs. Stephen Thompson?

Check out the betting odds for UFC 209 as Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson run it back for the welterweight strap.

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Is your recent tax return burning a hole in your pocket? Well, good thing that Bloody Elbow has the UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2 betting odds at your disposal. The marquee bout of the evening will be a welterweight title rematch between the champion Tyron Woodley (+140) and the challenger Stephen Thompson (-160). The co-main event will be for the interim lightweight belt, while current champion Conor McGregor is busy being Conor McGregor, as the 24-0 Khabib Nurmagomedov (-170) squares off with the 22-3 Tony Ferguson (+150).

Editors note: Khabib vs. Ferguson is off. This post was written before Khabib was pulled from the fight, and has been edited accordingly to reflect that.

The heaviest betting favorite of UFC 209 comes in the form of undefeated featherweight prospect Mirsad Bektic and his staggering line of around -800. The opposing dog line of up to +550 belongs to the grinding guru Darren Elkins. If the odds are any indication, then there should be some rather tightly contested tilts at UFC 209, as 75% of the 12 scheduled bouts involve a favorite that can be obtained for under -160.

Tomorrow’s UFC 209 main card will air live on Pay-Per-View at 10:00 P.M. EST with the prelims starting at 8:00 P.M. EST on FOX Sports 1. The Exclusive Fight Pass prelims will begin at 6:30 P.M. EST.

Check out the UFC 209 betting odds, courtesy of


Daniel Kelly vs Rashad Evans: Middleweight

Dan Kelly (+200) has tasted an underdog line in all 6 of his UFC fights, but unexpectedly overcame the betting odds in 5 of those outings. The former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has only won 2 fights since the beginning of 2012. Despite the dad bod, taking a gamble on the consummate spoiler in Dan Kelly at +200 is worth a shot.

For an in-depth breakdown of each UFC 209 bout, check out The MMA Vivisection with Bloody Elbow’s own Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch. Stay glued to Bloody Elbow for all of your event coverage including play-by-play, results, highlights, and more! Happy hunting!

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