It’s fight day for UFC 256, which kicks off from the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. The top of the billing is getting a flyweight title fight between the champion, Deiveson Figueiredo, and the #1 contender, Brandon Moreno. Before that, the co-main event will enjoy top-flight action fight between former interim lightweight champ, Tony Ferguson, and the UFC’s #7 ranked 155-pounder, Charles Oliveira. Bloody Elbow is here to provide the betting odds for these high class matchups, and for the rest of the UFC 256 card.
The oddsmakers again heavily favor the UFC’s flyweight champion to successfully defend his belt. A straight up wager on Figueiredo comes at a hefty price tag of -305, and he was a -300 betting favorite to Alex Perez just a few weeks ago at UFC 255. As for Brandon Moreno, he is being offered up as a +275 underdog in his first UFC world title fight.
According to the betting lines, Fig is going to get another finish. The exotic bet ‘Figueiredo wins inside distance’ is holding on to a favored moneyline of -150, with ‘Not Figueiredo inside distance’ being listed as a slight +120 underdog. Going back the other way, the ‘Moreno wins inside distance’ carries a much loftier underdog line of +580, with ‘Not Moreno inside distance’ soaring as a -1000 favorite.
In the UFC 256 co-main event, the odds have Tony Ferguson listed as a -160 betting favorite, with a +150 comeback on Charles Oliveira. Despite this one only being three-rounds instead of five, the bookies still believe that it’s ending early. The prop bet ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is on deck at a favored tick of -215, with the ‘Fight goes to decision’ option trending at an underdog value of +170.
That makes total sense, too, considering how great both fighters are at not making it to the final bell. Tony failed to reach the scorecards in 22 of 29 outings, while Charles skipped out on the judges in 35 of 38 matches. So together, 57 of 67 contests didn’t reach the final bell for a combined ending inside the distance rate of just over 85%. That is insane for that many fights and against that level of opposition!
Check out the UFC 256 betting odds, courtesy of BestFightOdds.com:
For an in-depth breakdown of each UFC 256 scrap, check out The MMA Vivisection with Bloody Elbow’s own Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with all of our live video content. 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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