UFC Fight Night Blaydes vs. Aspinall Betting Report: Public on Favorite Saturday Afternoon
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC. Pictured: Tom Aspinall
As money comes in on Tom Aspinall against Curtis Blaydes, the betting line grows for the main event at UFC Fight Night in London on Saturday.
Aspinall opened as a -120 favorite to Blaydes (-105), but with the majority of bets and more than 70 percent of the money on Aspinall at BetMGM, the odds are up to -145.
It’s a matchup between heavyweights looking to stay in the conversation for a title shot in the division. Aspinall (12-2) submitted Alexander Volkov in March for his fifth straight win in the UFC. He has finished all five opponents and has not yet lost in the promotion.
Blaydes is riding a two-fight winning streak since suffering a knockout loss to Derrick Lewis in February 2021. He took a decision over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in September and knocked out Chris Daukaus in March.
In the co-main event, middleweight Chris Curtis tries to establish himself near the top of the middleweight division against veteran Jack Hermansson, who is looking to regain his footing.
Curtis, a perfect 3-0 in the UFC, opened as a slight -115 favorite but is now in a -110 pick’em. Hermansson has alternated wins and losses in his past five bouts, dropping a split decision to Sean Strickland in February in his most recent match. He owns wins over Edman Shahbazyan and Kelvin Gastelum sandwiched around losses to Marvin Vettori and Jared Cannonier.
The action favors Hermansson slightly with 53 percent of bets and 61 percent of the handle at BetMGM.
Further down the card, the majority of bets are on a pair of big underdogs in Hannah Goldy and Jordan Leavitt. Leavitt (+210) is taking on Paddy Pimblett (-275) while Goldy (+333) meets Molly McCann (-450). McCann is the biggest favorite on the main card.
Former heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafson is a +185 underdog to Nikita Krylov (-225) with Krylov getting 60 percent of the money while Gustafson attracts 76 percent of bets.
The card opens with Paul Craig (+120) getting 55 percent of bets against Volkan Oezdemir (-145). Oezdemir is getting 76 percent of the money.