- Alexander Volkov has 67% of the handle while Jairzinho Rozenstruik has 54% of the tickets for their UFC Vegas 56 showdown.
- Veteran Dan Ige is the most popular underdog in the event at +240 odds with 87% of the tickets and 69% of the money.
- Ige and Poliano Botelho (56%) are the only main card underdogs to have more than 50% of the betting handle against their favored opponents.
Alexander Volkov and Jairzinho Rozenstruik combined for 515.5 pounds during Friday’s UFC Vegas 56 weigh-ins.But that’s not the only interesting numbers for Saturday’s UFC show in Las Vegas.
Volkov Towers Over Rozenstruik
Alexander Volkov just TOWERS over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in the faceoff for the #UFCVegas56 main event. 😳
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) June 3, 2022
Volkov towered over Rozenstruik in the UFC Vegas 56 face-off on Friday but the huge discrepancy between the two ends in their height. According to the early betting data from BetMGM, Rozenstruik has 54% of the total betting tickets for Saturday’s main event while Volkov dominated the betting handle with two-thirds of the money.
The bout between Volkov and Rozenstruik is one of only two in the UFC Vegas 56 main card to have different favorites in tickets and betting handle. The only other fight in the main show to have such a result is the featherweight bout between Lucas Almeida and Mike Trizano where Almeida has 63% of the betting slips and Trizano has 56% of the money.
Volkov’s -160 odds is the second shortest among the betting favorites in Saturday’s UFC event. Interestingly, three other favorites in the main card have longer odds. These are Ode’ Osbourne at -155, Alonzo Meinfield at -140, and Karine Silva who is listed at -120 odds.
Can Ige Pull Off the Upset This Weekend?
Can Dan Ige pull off the upset this weekend?
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) June 2, 2022
Veteran Dan Ige is currently the +240 betting underdog against the unbeaten former M-1 Global champion Movsar Evloev in Saturday’s main event. However, bettors at BetMGM believe he can pull off the upset this weekend and are hammering his betting odds at the said sportsbook.
According to BetMGM, Ige has 87% of the bets and 69% of the betting handle to beat Evloev. He is the most heavily bet fighter as far as betting tickets are concerned with Lucas Alameida’s 63% and Poliano Botelho’s 61% the closest to Ige right now. 50K’s betting handle is also the third-highest among fighters in Saturday’s main card with only Ode’ Osbourne’s 92% and Alonzo Minefield’s 91% higher.
Ige also has the highest betting handle among the underdogs at the UFC Fight Night main card and only he and Botelho at 56% have betting handles of over 50% among the bottom dogs in the main card. Lucas Alameida at 63% of the betting slips at +195 odds, Botelho with 61% of the tickets at even money odds, and Rozenstruik with 54% are the only other underdogs to win the battle of betting tickets against their favored foes.