UFC 220 US Sportsbook Odds, Preview & Analysis
US sportsbook players get to start the week of right by celebrating MLK Day. And while this festive moment is an occasion for us to come together and celebrate, the event waiting for us at the end of the week might do the opposite. Specifically, UFC 220 will force the best online sportsbook players on the planet to pick sides as Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou will battle it out to determine who the baddest man on the planet is. Ultimately, families will be torn apart as some will side with the scruffy firefighter out of Cleveland, while others will inevitably side with the African mountain that is Ngannou. What will bookmakers decide?
UFC 220: Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou
- Start Time: Main Card 10 pm || Prelims 8 pm || Early Prelims 6:30
- Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
- TV Broadcast: Main Card PPV || Prelims FS1 || Early Prelims UFC Fight Pass
- Online Streaming Options: UFC Fight Pass
All times Eastern
Considering what will be on the line this Saturday, there is no overhyping this evening. UFC 220 is being advertised as the biggest bout to ever take place in the heavyweight division, and it just might be. On one hand, you have Stipe Miocic: an extremely tough, talented, and versatile fighter who has been put to the test several times. With two title defenses already under his belt, if Miocic can break the record this Saturday there’s no question the firefighter will become the greatest fighter to ever step foot in the heavyweight division. And considering who Miocic will be facing this Saturday, no one will be denying his greatness. That is if, and it’s a big if, Miocic can overcome the dynamic Ngannou this US sportsbook betting weekend.
In fact, that if is so large that MMA sportsbooks have decided to come out and favor Ngannou over the reigning champion. It’s not the first time we’ve seen a champ open as an underdog, and it’s hard to question the odds given Ngannou’s record-breaking punching power. Ngannou has made a name for himself by taking out each of his last 4 opponents in under a minute. Additionally, ‘the predator’ is on a 5-fight win streak within the UFC. But will all that be enough to take down the champion?
Surprisingly, we’re seeing a similar matchup in the co-headlining bout of the night as Daniel Cormier looks to defend his belt against Volkan Oezdemir. Like Ngannou, Oezdemir has earned his shot at the title by knocking out some of the biggest names in the light heavyweight division. But unlike Ngannou, Oezdemir is not pegged as a favorite over the champion. Instead, we’re seeing the challenger facing some pretty steep betting lines.
Fight Cad & US Sportsbook Betting Lines:
Main Card [PPV]
Stipe Miocic +120 vs. Francis Ngannou -150
Daniel Cormier -455 vs. Volkan Oezdemir +300
Calvin Kattar +185 vs. Shane Burgos -265
Gian Villante -215 vs. Francimar Barroso +165
Thomas Almeida -175 vs. Rob Font +135
Preliminary Card [Fox Sports 1]
Kyle Bochniak +145 vs. Brandon Davis -185
Abdul Razak Alhassan -315 vs. Sabah Homasi +235
Dustin Ortiz +110 vs. Alexandre Pantoja -150
Dan Ige -180 vs. Julio Arce +140
Early Preliminary Card [UFC Fight Pass]
Enrique Barzola -215 vs. Matt Bessette +165
Maryna Moroz +100 vs. Jamie Moyle -140
Islam Makhachev -270 vs. Gleison Tibau +190