The Honda Center in Anaheim, California will be the setting for this weekend’s highly anticipated UFC 241 card. As usual, Bloody Elbow is standing at attention with the midweek betting odds.
The UFC heavyweight title will be up for grabs in the featured matchup when champion Daniel Cormier rematches the man he took the title from, Stipe Miocic. The first time these two goliaths collided was at UFC 226 back in July of 2018. Miocic was a -200 defending champ with Cormier moving up a division as the promotion’s light heavyweight ruler as well as a +175 underdog. Cormier pulled out a late first round knockout to become a champ-champ. Fast forward to their present day rematch, and it is Cormier who is the fighter owning the minus line and Miocic trending as an underdog. Cormier can be acquired for around -145 with Miocic floating around +125.
With their first fight ending in the first round, and by a clean knockout no less, it’s understandable why the bookies are banking on this one finishing up early. The prop bet ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is heavily favored with a moneyline of -350. For anyone suspecting that this one will be reaching the scorecards, ‘Fight goes to decision’ is an underdog option at +250.
The co-main event for UFC 241 will be graced with a 170-pound super-fight of sorts. The iconic Nate Diaz makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon to meet the UFC’s former lightweight champ, and current #7 ranked welterweight, Anthony Pettis. The more active Pettis is the fighter favored in this one and can be scooped up for around -130. The much less active Diaz is hanging on as a betting underdog and is up for grabs near +110.
The odds are saying that the UFC 241 co-main event will be reaching the scorecards. ‘Fight goes to decision’ is clocking in as a -195 betting favorite with ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ underdogging at +155. Diaz is known for his ability to find the finish as well as his durability. He can dish it out just as well as he can take it in. Pettis is also known for being lethal, but despite being super-tough, his body has been failing him in recent fights. His issue of durability is something that isn’t easily fixable, and may even get worse over time. These are some things to consider when talking about whether or not Pettis vs. Diaz will endure all three rounds.
The UFC 241 main card will also be the location where a body building contest will break out. Oh wait, no not that. However, two incredibly chiseled physical specimens by the names of Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa are slated to set the Octagon on fire! The more experienced Romero is favored at -140 with a +120 comeback on Costa. The universe could potentially explode when these two hyper-athletic freaks unleash on one another. ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is severely favored and highly likely at -365, with ‘Fight goes to decision’ treading around the underdog line of +255.
Check out the UFC 241 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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