UFC 245 kicks off this weekend (December 14th) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada — with three world titles up for grabs. Bloody Elbow is here to provide the midweek betting odds.
The top of the billing will see a welterweight title bout between the champ, Kamaru Usman and the former interim champion, Colby Covington. The oddsmakers like them some Usman. He is the betting favorite here clocking in with a moneyline of -175. As for Covington, he owns an underdog line with a value of +155.
The bookies believe that this 170-pound bout will be reaching the scorecards, and who can blame them considering that both Usman and Covington are decision machines. Gamblers can lay the price on the prop bet ‘Fight goes to decision’ for a cost of -250, or take the price on ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ at +190.
In the co-main event slot for UFC 245, the promotion’s featherweight belt will be on the line. The defending 145-pound king, Max Holloway, will be squaring off with surging contender Alexander Volkanovski. The line-setters are favoring the champ here as a -170 betting option. The challenger is in the expected underdog role, registering with a +150 moneyline.
Just like the UFC 245 main event, the oddsmakers foresee this one going the distance. Both fighters have decisions and finishes alike inside of the UFC, but neither man is really known for getting finished. The exotic bet ‘Fight goes to decision’ comes with a favored price tag of -205, with a +165 comeback on ‘‘Fight doesn’t go to decision.’
The third title fight scheduled for UFC 245 will be for the women’s bantamweight belt. The current titleholder, Amanda Nunes, will be locking horns with the promotion’s former featherweight queen, Germaine de Randamie. The female G.O.A.T in Nunes is a heavy betting favorite. Her moneyline is trekking around the -280 mark. As for the challenger, GDR is a sizable underdog with her moneyline costing around +240.
Unlike the main and co-main events for this card, the ones setting the betting lines do not expect this 135-pound title fight to last the full 25 minutes. Nunes is one of, if not the hardest puncher in all of women’s MMA. GDR is a killer in her own right, proving she can stop an opponent with one single blow. The ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ proposition is heavily favored at -290, with a +230 comeback on ‘Fight goes to decision.’
Check out the UFC 245 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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