UFC 231 Holloway vs. Ortega Fight Card: Betting Odds and Predictions
The UFC returns to Toronto for what has the makings of one of the best fight cards of 2018. UFC 231 is headlined by a featherweight bout between champion Max Holloway and challenger Brian Ortega, with a co-main event between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Valentina Shevchenko, who will battle for the vacant women’s flyweight title.
How to Bet UFC 231: Odds, Predictions and Picks
Holloway vs. Ortega
Holloway was a -140 favourite earlier this week, but the odds have moved for this title fight. Now, the champ is at -125, which means you’d have to make a $125 bet to win $100. Ortega is at -105, so a $105 wager on him to win would return $100 if he gets his hand raised. Neither fighter likes to leave it up to the judges, so expect a finish here. Betting under the 3.5-round total, Ortega by submission, or Holloway by TKO/KO are all popular wagers.
Jedrzejczyk vs. Shevchenko
It will be interesting to see how these fighters look at flyweight as they’re both coming down a weight class. They’re very familiar with each other. Shevchenko has beaten Jedrzejczyk three times in Muay Thai bouts, but this time it’ll be MMA rules in the Octagon. Still, Shevchenko is a solid favourite. She was set at -375 earlier this week but is now listed at -325, so you’d need to risk $325 to win $100. Joanna at +235 could be a bargain with a $100 bet more than doubling your money if she can score the upset. This might end up being the Fight of the Night and easily could be an entertaining five-round scrap.
Alex Oliveira vs. Gunnar Nelson
Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira is 6-1 with a no contest in his last eight bouts and could have his work cut out for him on Saturday. Nelson is currently set as a -150 favourite with the round total set at 1.5 and he needs a good performance here after splitting his last six fights. If you like the underdog, betting on an Oliveira knockout could prove profitable, paying $220 on a $100 bet.
Canadian UFC 231 Fight Card Bets
UFC 231 features plenty of interesting fights outside of the last two bouts of the evening. A number of Canadians will be performing in front of their hometown fans including Chad Laprise, Elias Theodorou, and Olivier Aubin-Mercier. All three of that trio are set as favourites with Laprise at -360, Theodorou at -125, and Aubin-Mercier at -120.