UFC 226 is upon us so that means Bloody Elbow is here to bring you the midweek betting odds. The featured fight of the night has the current heavyweight champ, Stipe Miocic, (-220) favored to best the UFC’s current light heavyweight champ, Daniel Cormier (+200). The promotion’s featherweight crown will no longer be on the line in the co-main event, as Max Holloway was forced to withdraw from his bout with Brian Ortega. Replacing the Holloway vs. Ortega will be Top-5 heavyweights, as the #1 ranked Francis Ngannou (-400) will be throwing down with the #5 Derrick Lewis (+325).
The new UFC 226 co-main event is tied with (-400) Paulo Costa vs. Uriah Hall (+325) for the widest betting line of the card. The tightest line of the night belongs to Dan Hooker vs. Gilbert Burns, with Hooker holding at a favored line of -120 and Burns bouncing around both sides of the line from -105 up to +111. If the odds are any indication, we are in store for quite a few competitive matchups, as eight of the eleven scheduled bouts involve the betting favorite being found under -200, with the correlating underdogs not reaching above +165.
Saturday’s UFC 226 main card will air live on Pay-Per-View at 10:00 P.M. ET with the prelims starting at 8:00 P.M. ET on FS1. The exclusive Fight Pass prelims will begin at 6:30 P.M. ET.
Check out the UFC 226 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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