It’s fight day for UFC Vegas 18, which is happening tonight (February 6th) from the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. Top-10 heavyweights will grace the night’s main event spot when the #5 ranked, Alistair Overeem, tangles with the #6 rated, Alexander Volkov. Bloody Elbow is here to provide you the the betting lines for this collision of big men, as well as for the rest of the scheduled tussles.
Volkov’s straight up moneyline is currently holding a favored cost of -200, with a winning $100 bet paying out $150 altogether.
Sure, Alexander Volkov has alternated wins and losses in his last-five appearances, which starts to raise consistency questions, but he has still won eight out of his last ten matches. He’s also tougher than a $2 steak. Vitaly Minakov caught him way back in 2013, and then Derrick Lewis scored that bonkers comeback knockout back in 2018. Other than that though, Volkov’s chin has held up. It makes sense for the oddsmakers to view him as the more trustworthy option to get the dub here.
Despite winning four of his last-five fights and two-straight, the bookies have Alistair Overeem listed as a +170 betting underdog. A successful $100 gamble on “The Demolition Man” could potentially return a lump sum of $270.
The truth is that yes, the longtime kickboxing/MMA veteran has been winning lately, but you never really know what you’re going to get with him. Overeem is MMA’s box of chocolates. With that being said, this fight would feel every bit of 50/50, except for the fact that Volkov holds the advantage in the durability department — and the chin is king at heavyweight. Also, why would anyone ever bet on this fight?
Check out the UFC Vegas 18 betting odds, courtesy of BestFightOdds.com:
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