It’s fight day for ‘UFC 255 - ‘FIGUEIREDO VS PEREZ’, which is blasting off from the promotion’s Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both the UFC’s men’s and women’s 125-pound titles will be up for grabs in the card’s main and co-main events. Men’s champ, Deiveson Figueiredo, will be facing the #4 ranked, Alex Perez. Women’s champ, Valentina Shevchenko, will be defending against the #3 ranked, Jenifer Maia. Bloody Elbow is here to hook it up with the closing betting lines for these flyweight title fights, as well as for the rest of the UFC 255 matchups.
As of our midweek betting odds writeup, we learned just how favored the flyweight rulers are over their challenging counterparts. Not much has changed either since the UFC 255 weigh-ins. Fig is still heavily favored over Perez, clocking in with a moneyline of -280. Perez can be acquired at a sizable underdog value of +240. As for the queen of the flyweights, Shevchenko is still comfortably favored, resting at an astronomical moneyline of -1300. That leaves Maia nestled in as a +850 longshot.
With the champions on the card being so heavily favored, perhaps there's value to be found in the props? After stopping Joe Benavidez twice in a row, the bet-setters are projecting Fig to finish once again. The prop bet ‘Figueiredo wins inside distance’ holds a favored moneyline of -160, with ‘Not Figueiredo inside distance’ available at +130. Going back the other way, the prop bet ‘Perez wins inside distance’ is being offered up at a hefty underdog tick of +405, with ‘Not Perez inside distance’ severely favored at -560.
According to the odds, the UFC’s women’s flyweight champ is just a tad more likely to produce a finish than the men’s champion. The exotic bet ‘Shevchenko wins inside distance’ is sporting a -175 moneyline, with a +145 comeback on the ‘Not Shevchenko inside distance’ option. With odds longer than a flight from the U.S. to Thailand, the proposition ‘Maia wins inside distance’ can be wagered on at an astounding value of +1145, with ‘Not Maia inside distance’ at a ridiculously favored moneyline of -2112. This is an MMA fight at the highest level, right?
Check out the UFC 255 betting odds, courtesy of BestFightOdds.com:
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