UFC 283 Market Report: Bettors Love Brandon Moreno to Defeat Deiveson Figueiredo
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The first pay-per-view UFC event of the year is set for Saturday night.
UFC 283 will feature some of the best fighters in the world, including Glover Teixeira, Jamahal Hill, Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo.
The Main Event features Teixeira vs. Hill. Teixeira is a UFC legend at 43 years old and still fight in main events. Hill is a whole different animal for Teixeira.
Hill is currently favored at -135 at BetMGM while Teixeira is +110. The line hasn’t moved from the open. Hill is getting the majority of bets at 55% and a significant amount of the money at 74%.
The fight that most people will be interested is the Co-Main Event featuring Moreno and Figueiredo. This will be the fourth time these two have gone head-to-head. Figueiredo has won twice.
Moreno is currently the interim UFC flyweight champion while Figueiredo is the UFC flyweight champion after defeating Moreno the last time.
Moreno is currently favored to obtain the belt at -125 while Figueiredo is +105 at BetMGM. The Assassin Baby is getting 74% of the public bets and a whopping 90% of the handle at BetMGM.
Gilbert Burns is a massive favorite over Neil Magny on the main card. Burns has gone from -350 to -500 currently. He’s getting 67% of the bets and accounts for 50% of the handle.
The other big favorite on the main card is Jessica Andrade. She is also currently -500 after opening at -450. Andrade is getting much public action at 33% but does account for 50% of the handle.
The fight that will lead off the main card is between Paul Craig and Johnny Walker. Walker is the favorite at -190. He’s getting 40% of the public bets and 60% of the money.