The UFC is taking their brand of MMA over to Russia for the UFC St. Petersburg card. Bloody Elbow has the betting odds.
The betting lines have pegged the 44-17-1 Alistair Overeem as a -250 favorite in the main event, with a +210 comeback on the 57-11-1 Alexey Oleinik. The over/under for Overeem vs. Oleinik has been set at 1.5 rounds. The ‘over’ has been valued at -105 with the ‘under’ clocking in at -125.
According to the betting odds, and quite frankly logic, this top-10 clash of heavyweights will not need to the full 25-minutes to find a winner. The prop bet ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is severely favored at -735, with a +475 underdog line on ‘Fight goes to decision.’ The bookies project that it will be Overeem who will be the one ending this match early. ‘Overeem wins inside distance’ owns a -173 moneyline, with ‘Not Overeem inside distance’ at +143. ‘Oleinik wins inside distance’ can be bought at an underdog mark of +263, with ‘Not Oleinik inside inside distance’ at -353.
Going one step further, ‘Overeem wins by TKO/KO’ is available at a favored line of -155, with ‘Any other result’ at +115. On the other side of the coin, the prop bet ‘Oleinik wins by TKO/KO’ can be had for the underdog line of +565, with ‘Any other result’ clocking in at a whopping -1095. As far as this fight ending with a tap, ‘Oleinik wins by submission’ can be had for +464’, with ‘Any other result’ at -790. ‘Overeem wins by submission’ can be obtained at +1400, with ‘Any other result’ at -3600.
In the co-main event slot, the streaking Islam Makhachev is a -290 betting favorite to the +260 UFC newcomer Arman Tsarukyan. The over/under for this lightweight tilt has been set at 2.5 rounds. The ‘over’ carries the favored line here at -150, and the ‘under’ enjoys an underdog label of +120. According to the betting lines, it’s going to be a coin flip on whether or not this bout reaches the scorecards. Both prop bets ‘Fight goes to decision’ as well as ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ both roger up at -115 a piece.
The UFC St. Petersburg main card will air live on ESPN+ at 1:00 P.M. ET with the prelims starting at 10:00 A.M. ET on ESPN2.
Check out the UFC St. Petersburg betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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