The UFC just announced that after their flyweight champion, Deiveson Figueiredo, drew even with his challenger, Brandon Moreno, last December, the pair will run it back at UFC 263 on June 12th of this year. Betting odds have surfaced for this 125-pound title bout, and although Fig is still strongly favored over Moreno, the odds have been set a lot closer than before.
Deiveson Figueiredo: -235
Brandon Moreno: +200
At UFC 256, Moreno was coming in with zero respect put on his name in the gambling community. Odds.com had the defending champion listed as a -334 betting favorite to the challengers sizable underdog tag of +290. After Brandon rose to the occasion and proved his worth by taking Deiveson to a majority draw, the rematch has Figueiredo listed as a smaller -235 favorite, and Moreno clocking in as a +200 underdog.
Why aren’t these odds even if the first fight was a draw? Well, if you look at the scorecards, one of the judges actually scored the fight 47-46 for the champ, with the other two officials both seeing the match 47-47. Deiveson has consistently been a monster inside the Octagon, and while Brandon is a phenomenal fighter, he hasn’t shown to have the same sort of fight-ending capabilities. Fig still seems to hold an advantage here, so these odds are understandable.
In case you were wondering, the ‘Draw’ prop bet for their first fight paid out at +8000. That means a winning $100 bet on that would have returned a ridiculous payout of $8100 altogether. Talk about a come up! Some other plus lines that paid out in their initial meeting were the ‘Over 2.5 rounds’ prop at +100, and the ‘Fight goes the distance – yes’ line at +225. No propositions for Figueiredo vs. Moreno 2 have been released yet.
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