- Jorge Masvidal is the biggest underdog in the UFC 272 main card but is also the most popular bet at BetMGM with 87% of the tickets and 86% of the betting handle.
- Rafael Dos Anjos has 76% of the tickets and 86% of the handle against replacement opponent Renato Moicano.
- Greg Hardy also hs 76% of the bets against Sergey Spivak.
Jorge Masvidal is unsurprisingly the most popular bet in the UFC 272 main card.
The 37-year old Masvidal has seen his MMA carer take off after a highly successful 2019 where he knocked out Darren Till and Ben Askren while also dominating Nick Diaz in the match for the BMF belt. Masvidal has lost his last two bouts, both against Kamaru Usman. Despite that, Masvidal remains one of the UFC’s top draws and he event recently signed a new contract which will make him one of the Top 5 highest-paid fighters in the UFC today.
Covington vs Masvidal
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According to the early betting data from BetMGM, Gamebred has 87% of the betting tickets and 86% of the total betting handle for his grudge match against former teammate and good buddy Colby Covington. Covington opened at -370 odds but those odds are now down to -350 at the said sportsbook because of the Masvidal bets coming in. Masvidal meanwhile, has moved from a +280 to +260 with BetMGM cutting the plus money in an effort to get more Covington bets.
Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos is the next most popular bet with 76% of the bets and 86% of the money against replacement opponent Renato Moicano who is taking this fight on four days’ notice. Dos Anjos opened as the -160 betting favorite but his odds have been shortened to -185. Moicano meanwhile, has gone from being the +140 underdog to a +150 in the latest odds boards at the best UFC sportsbooks.
At Caesars Sportsbook, Masvidal is also the most popular bet as far as betting tickets are concerned. Gamebred’s 80% of the bets is the most by any fighter in the main card. He also has a slight edge over Covington in the betting handle department at 53% against 47%. On the other hand, Dos Anjos isn’t as heavily bet at Caesars with only 44% of the tickets and 58% of the bets.
Greg Hardy Makes Weight
Greg Hardy makes weight at 266. All fighters made weight https://t.co/oD3UW2txDf
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Meanwhile, former NFL star turned MMA fighter Greg Hardy is also heavily bet as he has 76% of the total betting tickets and 84% of the total betting money at +185 odds against Sergey Spivak. Hardy opened at +185 odds and Spivak at -225. The odds have stayed at those numbers despite the disparity in betting figures in favor of the underdog Hardy.
Interestingly though, Hardy barely made weight on Friday night. He was reportedly at 290 pounds just a couple of days ago and was walking at 310 pounds. After he was given 15 minutes to make weight, Hardy tipped the scales at 266 pounds. However, it will be interesting to see how that weight cut is going to affect the fight. Hardy is also the most popular bet at Caesars with 69% of bets and 88% of the total betting handle at +160 odds.
62% of bettors have placed their betting tickets on Edson Barboza in the Brazilian’s fight against Bryce Mitchell. However, Mitchell has taken 57% o the total money wagered for their bout. That kind of split is also seen in the fifth bout of the main card with Kevin Holland having 70% of the total betting handle against Alex Oliveira. Oliveira though has 60% of the bets. At Caesars, however, Barboza has 58% of the bets and 57% of the ticket while Holland has a massive 95% of the handle and 47% of the bets.