UFC Fight Night: Utica is set to go down this Friday night, and Bloody Elbow is here to provide you with the betting odds. The marquee matchup will involve a Top-5 bantamweights pick’em bout, with the #5 Marlon Moraes being found on both sides of the line, from -115 up to +101, and the #4 Jimmie Rivera clocking in around -110. Rivera opened up as the standalone favorite at -190, and Moraes started out as a +150 underdog, but that line has tightened into the pick’em realm. The co-main event of the evening has the undefeated Gregor Gillespie (-380) strongly favored over the 11-1 Vinc Pichel (+340).
Along with Gillespie, Belal Muhammad is the card-high betting favorite, clocking in at -380 to Chance Rencountre and his dog tag of +340. Other sizable betting favorites include David Teymur (-290) over Nik Lentz (+260), Nathaniel Wood (-260) over Johnny Eduardo (+240), and Des Green (-295) over Gleison Tibau (+265). Aside from the main event, UFC Utica is in store for another pick’em fight, as Jodie Esquibel can be had at both plus and minus odds, from -112 up to +105, with Jessica Aguilar sitting around -110.
Friday’s UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes 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 station. The Exclusive Fight Pass prelims will begin at 6:30 P.M. EDT.
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Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes: Bantamweight
Jimmie Rivera started out as a substantial -190 betting favorite, and quickly dropped down to a tag of -130, before falling even further to his current line of -110. At +150, Marlon Moraes opened up as an underdog for the second time in his professional career, the first of which being +265 dog against Miguel Torres at WSOF 1 back in 2012. The betters jumped all over Moraes at dog odds, quickly shifting his line down to -110, and he is currently teetering from -115 up to +101.
Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel: Strawweight
Once revered as the world’s greatest strawweight, Jessica Aguilar opened up as a strong betting favorite at -215, but has steadily trickled down to a pick’em line of -110. Jodie Esquibel began her UFC Utica betting life at +165, but the sports gamblers has shown her some attention, sending her line down to around +100. It should be noted that Esquibel can be had from -112 up to +105.
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