UFC 235 is right around the corner as this Saturday’s card kicks off from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC light heavyweight title will be up for grabs in the main event when the heavily favored Jon Jones (-800) looks to defend his crown against surging challenger, and hefty underdog, Anthony Smith (+550).
The over/under for this 205-pound title fight has been set at 1.5 rounds. Both the ‘over’ and the ‘under’ can be found with moneylines of -115. The betting lines really do not see this bout lasting the full 25-minutes. ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ owns a wildly favored line of -900. ‘Fight goes to decision’ can be scooped a sizable underdog line of +540.
The defending champ is the fighter that is heavily favored to end this one early. ‘Jones wins inside distance’ sits at a massive favored line of -410. For those that are feeling them some Smith with a finishing upset, ‘Smith wins inside distance’ is available with a dog tag of +680. Going one step further, ‘Jones wins by TKO/KO’ can be acquired at an attractive line of -115. By comparison, an astronomical +930 underdog line accompanies the prop bet ‘Smith wins by TKO/KO.’
The UFC welterweight title is on the line in the co-main event. With a favored line of -145, the defending champion Tyron Woodley is pegged to get past the +125 challenging underdog Kamaru Usman.
The over/under for this 170-pound title match has been assessed at 4.5 rounds. Both the ‘over’ and the ‘under’ possess favored lines, with the ‘over’ being more favored at -120, and the ‘under’ sitting at -110. Also possessing two-negative lines is the prop bet regarding whether or not this matchup will last the complete duration of five-rounds. ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is the more favored line at -125, with ‘Fight goes to decision’ clocking in just below that at -105.
Also on the main card, the undefeated “Funky” Ben Askren makes his UFC debut as a -300 betting favorite to former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. The +250 Lawler is making his return to action following a lopsided decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 26 back in December of 2017.
The bookies believe this welterweight tilt will be seeing all scheduled 15-minutes. At -240, ‘Fight goes to decision’ is strongly favored, with ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ sitting in the underdog spot at +180. Askren is actually favored to get the nod on the scorecards here. ‘Askren wins by decision’ owns a favored line of -151, with ‘Lawler wins by decision’ marked at a massive +680.
The UFC 235 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 ESPN. The exclusive Fight Pass prelims will begin at 6:30 P.M. ET.
Check out the UFC 235 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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