UFC Brooklyn goes down this Saturday, marking the promotion’s first event of 2019 as well as their first show on ESPN+. Bloody Elbow has the betting odds. The top of the billing involves a champion vs. champion matchup. The UFC’s flyweight king Henry Cejudo is stepping up a division to challenge bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw.
Dillashaw opened up as a sturdy betting favorite with a mark of -175, and has since drifted out to a stronger line of -210. Cejudo began his UFC Brooklyn betting life as a +135 underdog, but now sits with a thicker dog tag of +175.
The over/under for the UFC on ESPN+ 1 main event has been set at 4.5 rounds. ‘Over 4.5 rounds’ owns the favored line at -130, with ‘under 4.5 rounds’ sitting in the underdog role at +110.
The oddsmakers have this one going the full 25 minutes. The prop bet ‘fight goes to decision’ enjoys the favored moneyline at -135, with ‘fight doesn’t go to decision’ being found at a slight underdog mark of +105.
The UFC Brooklyn co-main event will take place in the heavyweight division. Making his UFC debut, the controversial 3-0 Greg Hardy is one of the heaviest betting favorites on the entire card with a mega-moneyline of -490. His opponent, the 9-3 Allen Crowder, is searching for his first UFC win as a hefty +390 underdog.
The over/under for this heavyweight tilt has been set at 1.5 rounds. The bookies believe this one will end rather early. The prop bet ‘under 1.5 rounds’ sports a stout favored line of -300, with ‘over 1.5 rounds’ floating around the +250 range.
It follows then, that not many people believe the co-main event will go the distance. ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ sits with a super-favored line of -900. ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ owns a hefty underdog line of +540.
The betting lines have Greg Hardy favored to finish inside the distance, as well as in the first round. ‘Hardy wins by TKO’ can be had for -305, ‘Hardy wins inside the distance’ sits at -350, and ‘Hardy wins in round 1’ can be scooped for -230. As for his opposition, ‘Crowder wins by TKO’ is at +575, “Crowder wins inside the distance’ sits at +515, and ‘Crowder wins in round 1’ can be had for a whopping +950.
The UFC Brooklyn main card will air live on ESPN+ at 10:00 PM ET. The early prelims will start at 6:00 PM ET in the same place.
Check out the UFC on ESPN+ 1 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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