It’s fight day for UFC 241 and Bloody Elbow is here to provide the closing betting lines!
The event’s marquee matchup will witness a heavyweight title fight rematch when the current champ Daniel Cormier runs it back with the former king, Stipe Miocic. In our midweek betting odds writeup, we reviewed how much of a betting favorite Miocic was the first time these athletes squared up at UFC 226. This time around, Cormier possesses a favored line of -140 with Miocic holding steady as a +130 underdog.
The over/under for this 25-minute main event has mostly been set at 4.5 rounds. The ‘under’ is overwhelmingly favored at -285. The ‘over’ owns quite the underdog line of +248. There are a couple of gambling websites that offer up an over/under option of 1.5 rounds. The ‘over’ is available at -200 with the ‘under’ looming at a dog tag of +150.
Let’s not forget that the first time Miocic met Cormier in the Octagon, it ended in less than five-minutes. The prop bet ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is heavily favored with a moneyline of -350. For those thinking that the distance will be reached, ‘Fight goes to decision’ is on the table with an underdog moneyline of +250. The bookies have Cormier much more favored than Miocic to finish this one early. After a few dips into the favored realm, ‘Cormier wins inside distance’ is settling in around +132, with ‘Not Cormier inside distance’ with a favored moneyline of -150. As for the former champ, ‘Miocic wins inside distance’ has seen little action and has been hovering around the +179 mark. With a moneyline of -240, ‘Not Miocic inside distance’ is quite favored.
The infamous Nate Diaz makes his return to action in the UFC 241 co-main event when he takes on the UFC’s #7 ranked welterweight, Anthony Pettis. The former UFC lightweight champ Pettis is the fighter in the favored role with a moneyline of -130. Diaz is getting back to work in his usual underdog role with a straight up line of +120. This is Diaz’ sixth straight UFC fight where he has been available at dog odds. Technically opening up as a +100 underdog in some locations, Pettis has now seen a plus sign in five-straight UFC appearances.
The over/under for the UFC 241 co-main event has been set at 2.5 rounds. The ‘over’ is substantially favored here at -215 with the ‘under’ trending as a +185. The odds are saying that Diaz vs. Pettis 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, let alone the favored ‘over.’
The UFC 241 main card will air live on Pay-Per-View (ESPN+) 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 6:30P.M. ET.
Check out the UFC 241 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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