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UFC Japan betting odds: Saint Preux in most favored line since Strikeforce days

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Take a gander at the betting odds for Friday’s UFC Japan card, as OSP is heavily favored over the returning Yushin Okami.

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The betting odds have dropped for Friday’s UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami event, as the marquee matchup will see a heavily favored Ovince Saint Preux (-490) do battle with the returning veteran Yushin Okami (+390). Top tier strawweights wil be co-headlining UFC Japan, as the #1 ranked Claudia Gadelha (-270) will tangle with the #4 ranked Jessica Andrade (+230).

The heaviest betting favorite for UFC Japan belongs to OSP (-490), who hasn’t been this heavily favored since he was -550 against T.J. Cook (+400) at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman in August of 2012. Naturally, that makes Okami the card’s loftiest underdog, as he clocks in at around +390 on most betting sites.

According to the betting odds, Chan-Mi Jeon vs. Syuri Kondo should be a tossup, as both strawweights clock in around -110, respectively. Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim is another pick’em bout on deck, as Abe is tip toeing the fav/dog border at around +105, with Lim holding strong at around -125.

Friday’s UFC Fight Night: Saint Preux vs. Okami main card will air live on FXX at 10:00 P.M. ET with the prelims starting at 8:00 P.M. ET on FXX. The exclusive Fight Pass prelims will begin at 7:30 P.M. ET.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 117 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:

Movement courtesy of BestFightOdds.com:

There has not been a ton of moneyline movement for UFC Japan, which could be in part because nobody outside of Japan is aware that this event is even happening, and on a Friday no less.

Dong Hyun Kim vs. Takanori Gomi: Lightweight

Dong Hyun Kim opened up as the strong favorite (-270) to Takanori Gomi’s +190. The betting public steadily wagered against the owner of 4-straight 1st round losses in Gomi, sending Kim’s line down to -410, with Gomi’s line inflated up to +330.

Live Dogs:

Jessica Andrade +230

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For an in-depth breakdown of each UFC Japan 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!