It’s just about time for today’s UFC Rochester card! Bloody Elbow has the betting odds.
The top of the billing will see the promotion’s #7 ranked 155-pounder Kevin Lee taking on the UFC’s former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos...but at welterweight. RDA was off to a great start at 170-pounds, winning three-straight before running into the likes of Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman. Lee has been alternating wins and losses since stepping up to the elite levels of lightweight, and will now be trying his hand up a division. Both fighters are available at the same favored moneyline of -110. Considering how untrustworthy both athletes have been as of late, pick’em lines seems about right.
The over/under for this main event matchup has been set at 4.5 rounds. The ‘Over’ owns the favored line here at -137. The ‘Under’ is available at an underdog mark of +122. The bookies are forecasting that RDA vs. Kevin Lee will be reaching the scorecards. ‘Fight goes to decision’ is now a -130 favorite, having first opened up at -165. ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ opened up as a +125 underdog, but the betting public has dropped that line down to +100.
In the co-main event, the UFC’s #12 ranked middleweight Antonio Carlos Junior is favored over the streaking yet unranked Ian Heinisch. ‘Shoe Face’ is sporting a -170 moneyline, with a +160 comeback on Heinisch.
The over/under for this clash of 185-pounders has been set at 1.5 rounds. The ‘over’ is sitting with a favored line of -152. The ‘under’ can be had for an underdog value of +137. Unlike the UFC Rochester main event, the oddsmakers predict that the co-main is going to end early. ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is strongly favored at -205, and ‘Fight goes to decision’ in the underdog role at +165.
The betting lines have the Brazilian favored to finish the American. ‘Junior wins inside distance’ can be scooped for -146, with ‘Heinisch wins inside distance’ available at +316. ‘Shoe face’ is a BJJ guru and Heinisch is still untested with his only loss coming by way of sub, so naturally ‘Junior wins by submission’ is available at +140. ‘Any other result’ can be found at a favored line of -180. The Brazilian is known for his grappling, not his striking. ‘Heinisch wins by TKO/KO’ can be had for +340, with ‘Any other result’ largely favored at -510.
The UFC Rochester main card will air live on ESPN+ at 8:00 P.M. ET. The prelims will be starting at 5:00 P.M. ET in the same location.
Check out the UFC Rochester betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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