UFC 291 Market Report: How Sharps Are Betting Gaethje vs. Poirier, Blachowicz vs. Pereira & More
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It's a massive night for the UFC. Two of the biggest names in the sport go head-to-head tonight with Justin Gaethje fighting Dustin Poirier.
Those aren't the only big names fighting at UFC 291. Jan Blachowicz faces Alex Pereira and two UFC veterans — Derrick Lewis and Tony Ferguson — will be in action on Saturday night. A highly-anticipated fight between Michael Chiesa and Kevin Holland will kick off the main card.
Holland is a -150 favorite after opening at -175 to defeat Chiesa. There's a bit of reverse line movement, as Holland is getting 55% of the bets and is accounting for 67% of the handle at BetMGM.
Bobby Green is a heavy favorite to take down the veteran Ferguson at -375 odds at BetMGM. There also appears to be sharp action on Green, with 15% of the bets while accounting for 63% of the handle.
The sharps are fading Lewis in his bout against Marcos Rogerio de Lima. Lewis has fallen to a +185 underdog after opening at a -135 favorite. Rogerio de Lima is getting 21% of the tickets and accounts for 47% of the money at BetMGM.
Fight fans are ecstatic to watch the co-main light heavyweight bout between Blachowicz and Pereira. Blachowicz opened at -160 and is down to -110. But the action is going in his direction; Blachowicz is getting 38% of the tickets and accounts for 79% of the handle.
The Main Event will be as tightly contested as it gets. Poirier opened at -125 and that line has moved to -150 at BetMGM. Poirier is getting 44% of the bets and accounts for 60% of the handle.