UFC Fight Night Ortega vs. Rodriguez Odds, Market Report: Underdogs Getting Love in New York
Chris Unger/Getty. Pictured: Li Jingliang.
This week's UFC Fight Night will be aired on ABC, and bettors are getting heavy action in ahead of the card that is headlined by Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez.
The main event is almost split straight down the middle in terms of betting tickets, with 48% coming in on the favored Ortega while 52% are backing Rodriguez at BetMGM. 71% of the handle is on Ortega to get the job done, and his odds have moved from -160 to -175.
Michelle Waterson is the underdog who is getting the most action. Heavy wagering on her opening price of +335 has moved her odds all the way to +250 in her fight against Amanda Lamos. 87% of the tickets and 65% of the handle is riding with Waterson to pull off a shocker.
Li Jingliang is another popular underdog, and he last featured against the rising star Khamzat Chimaev. Jingliang was quickly submitted in that bout, but bettors aren't expecting a repeat this time around. Jingliang is getting 81% of the tickets and 83% of the wagers at a +135 price. That's a slight movement from his original number of +140.
Elsewhere on the board, Matt Schnell has gotten 61% of the tickets and 63% of the handle, though his odds have lengthened from +200 to +215.
Shane Burgos is the lone favorite on the main card who is attracting heavy public action, and he accounts for 61% of the tickets and 87% of the handle. His odds have shortened against the action, moving from -200 to -175.