UFC on ESPN+ 30 odds

UFC on ESPN+ 30, also known as UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2, UFC Fight Night 172, UFC Fight Island 2, and UFC Fight Island 3 will be held on Saturday, July 18 at the Flash Forum on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

These are The Odds, courtesy of Joey Oddessa. Follow the Father of MMA Odds on Twitter.

JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ    +172    
DEIVESON FIGUEIREDO    -232    

ASKAR ASKAROV    +160    
ALEXANDRE PANTOJA    -190    

JACK HERMANSSON    -120    
KELVIN GASTELUM    -110    

KHADIS IBRAGIMOV    +132    
ROMAN DOLIDZE    -162    

SERGEY SPIVAK    -185    
CARLOS FELIPE    +155    

DAVI RAMOS    +177    
ARMAN TSARUKYAN    -237    

RAFAEL FIZIEV    +137    
MARC DIAKIESE    -167    

NAD NARIMANI    +172    
GRANT DAWSON    -232    

LUANA CAROLINA    -110    
ARIANE LIPSKI    -120    

BRETT JOHNS    +172    
MONTEL JACKSON    -232    

JOEL ALVAREZ    +255    
JOE DUFFY    -355    

MALCOLM GORDON    +117    
AMIR ALBAZI    -147

How Odds Work

Unlike a spread on an NFL game where one team is ahead by a certain number of points (ex. Saints +7), in MMA fights, the line on the game is called a moneyline. These are the +/- used on UFC broadcasts. The figure is how much money you have to bet in order to win $100 (-), and how much a $100 bet will earn (+). They are perhaps best explained via example:

JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ    +172    
DEIVESON FIGUEIREDO    -232    

In this fight, Figueiredo is the -232 favorite, meaning if you bet $232 on him and he wins, you would profit $100. If he were to lose though, you would lose the full $232.

If you were to bet on Benavidez at +172 if you bet $100 on him and he wins the fight, you will profit $172. If he were to lose the fight, you would lose your original $100 bet.

Depending on how people are betting on the fights, the odds can shift from the moment they open, right up until the night of the fights.

The sport is built on moments that make you involuntary think "HOLY F***ING S***!!!" Those can come at any time, on any portion of the card, from any fighter. Thus, some bettors look to the underdogs, sometimes big ones, as the best bets.

And they say never bet until the weigh-ins.

I think you might have the wrong opponent for Malcolm Gordon. I think he's fighting Amir Albazi. Albazi is a -180 favorite at 5Dimes. (Both guys are new to the roster. They have high finishing rates, so they might have been signed as scrappy additions to the fight cards in Abu Dhabi.)

Just passing that along FYI.

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