It’s fight day! UFC 226 kicks of this evening so Bloody Elbow is here to bring you the closing betting odds for your entertainment. The current heavyweight champ, Stipe Miocic (-200), is favored to retain his title against the current light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier (+185). In the co-main slot, the UFC’s #1 ranked heavyweight Francis Ngannou (-345) is strongly favored to get past the #5 Derrick Lewis (+315). The odds makers even have Ngannou substantially favored to finish Lewis inside the distance, with a prop line of -206.
Ngganou vs. Lewis owns the longest line of the entire card, but (-335) Paulo Costa vs. Uriah Hall (+305) close behind. If the betting lines manifest tonight, then we can expect some pretty close scraps, as eight of the scheduled eleven bouts involve the betting favorite being found at -175 or less. The tightest of said lines belongs to Daniel Hooker vs. Gilbert Burns, with Hooker sitting around -115 and Burns rocking anywhere from -106 up to +108.
Tonight’s UFC 226 main card will air live on Pay-Per-View at 10:00 P.M. ET with the prelims starting at 8:00 P.M. ET on FS1. The exclusive Fight Pass prelims will begin at 7:00 P.M. ET.
Check out the UFC 226 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier: Heavyweight Title
This fight is way more epic than advertised by the UFC. Shame on them for not hyping this up as it should be. Okay, let’s not forget that DC is undefeated at heavyweight, and pretty much undefeated against the field, omitting Jon Jones. Miocic has proven time and time again that he is not to be messed with. Period. The guy knocked out Mark Hunt, followed by KO’ing four-straight world champions, and then sonned Francis Ngannou for every bit of 25 minutes. He’s great is what I’m saying. This fight has the potential to be so epic that it might be worth not laying anything down on it to avoid any possible gambling bias that might occur. Just savor the moment.
For an in-depth breakdown of each UFC 226 scrap, check out The MMA Vivisection with Bloody Elbow’s own Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch. Stay glued to Bloody Elbow for all of your event coverage including play-by-play, results, highlights, and more! Happy hunting!
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