Rovell: Las Vegas Bettor Wagers $600K on 4 UFC 251 Bouts
Steve Marcus/Getty Images. Pictured: UFC featherweight Max Holloway.
The fights might not be in Las Vegas this time, but the Sin City still delivers the bettors.
A bettor walked up to the counter at the Bellagio on Saturday and plunked down $600,000 to make his bets on UFC 251.
His most risky bets are $100,000 each on the underdogs in the co-main and main event — Jorge Masvidal (+200) and Max Holloway (+175). A bold bet considering both their opponents Kamaru Usman and Alexander Volkanovski have two career losses combined. Winning both bets would net $375,000.
But he’s not all in on Masvidal and Holloway. He put two more $100,000 bets that those two fights won’t go the distance. For the co-main that bet would net $175,000, while Usman-Masvidal failing to go the distance would win $57,142.
For his final $100,000 bets, he took two favorites — Petr Yan (-230) to beat Jose Aldo, which would net $43,478, and strawweight Rose Namajunas (-210) to beat Jessica Andrade. That would net $47,619.