This Saturday in Buffalo, New York, an epic rematch in the UFC light heavyweight division headlines UFC 210. Just days away from competition, the UFC 210 betting odds currently are not playing out in favor of the champion
The April 8 championship bout between title holder Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony Johnson is a unique one. In the first outing it was Cormier who defeated Johnson via submission to claim the vacant title which was taken from then champion Jon Jones after legal issues sidelined him from the sport of mixed martial arts.
One would think that if Cormier submitted Johnson and neither lost a fight since the last outing that Cormier would be the favorite to win this weekend, right?
According to UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik, the champion is the underdog coming in at +104. Basically what that means is that for every $100 you put down, you would win $104 You can get live MMA odds at BetOnline Sportsbook.. For every $114 you put for Johnson, you would win $100.
It’s fight week for #UFC210 & Daniel Cormier is now the slight betting underdog (+104) for title defense v. Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson (-114).
— Jon Anik (@Jon_Anik) April 3, 2017
It is not very often that a champion comes into a UFC pay-per-view as the underdog. Of course there is no sure thing and crystal ball to help look into the future and surely know how the fight will go down, but the opportunity to make a few dollars is certainly there.
Risk & Reward – UFC 210 Betting Odds
The biggest disparity on the UFC 210 fight card is on a fight that opens up the pay-per-view portion of the fight card.
Charles Oliveira takes on former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks.
According to a recent article on Sherdog, Brooks is coming in as the favorite with a betting line of -270 compared to Oliveira at +230.
Before the fights go down on Saturday head over to check out the live MMA odds at BetOnline Sportsbook and place a bet on the action. Who knows? You may wake up with a few extra dollars in your pocket.