UFC 234 takes place down under this Saturday, February 9, in Melbourne, Australia. Bloody Elbow has the betting odds. The UFC’s middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is strongly favored to retain his title with a money line of -225. The comeback on the challenger, Kelvin Gastelum, is +185.
The over/under for the UFC 234 main event has been set at 4.5 rounds. The ‘under’ sports the favored line at -140 with the ‘over’ seeing an underdog mark of +110. There are a few betting sites that offer an alternative over/under of 3.5 rounds. Both the ‘over’ and the ‘under’ sit at -115 a piece.
The betting odds have the middleweight title fight ending early. ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is quite favored at -175, with ‘fight goes to decision’ clocking in with a dog line of +145. The prop bet ‘Whittaker wins inside the distance’ can be scooped for +140, while ‘Gastelum wins inside the distance’ rocks a heftier +280 line.
In the co-main event slot, Israel Adesanya is massively favored over UFC legend Anderson Silva. Adesanya can be found with an astronomical line of -525, and Silva is sitting with a an underdog mark of +415. If you think this bout is going to last the entire time, you can get ‘Adesanya wins by decision’ for +215, and ‘Silva wins by decision’ for +682.
The over/under for this middleweight matchup has been set at 1.5 rounds. The ‘over’ line is favored at -180 with the ‘under’ owning a dog tag of +158. The bookies do not see this one going the full fifteen minutes. ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ sits at a strong favored line of -205, as ‘fight goes to decision’ hanging out around +165.
Adesanya is also favored to finish inside the distance. ‘Adesanya wins by TKO/KO’ is favored at -139, with ‘Adesanya wins inside the distance’ favored at -150. By comparison, ‘Silva wins inside the distance’ is a monster underdog at +660. Going even further, ‘Silva wins by TKO/KO’ is a whopping +1040. My, how times have changed.
The UFC 234 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 ESPN. The exclusive Fight Pass prelims will begin at 6:30 P.M. ET.
Check out the UFC 234 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
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