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UFC 212 final betting odds: Big money laid on Aldo, Holloway is official underdog

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The final betting odds are in for UFC 212 as the featherweight champion Jose Aldo has solidified his spot as the favorite over the interim featherweight champion Max Holloway.

As seen with the UFC 212 midweek betting odds, the featherweight king Jose Aldo (-145) was overtaken as the favorite by the interim champ Max Holloway (+125), but the gambling public has spoken and the tide has turned. For the UFC 212 co-main event, the UFC’s #1 strawweight Claudia Gadelha (-330) has pulled away a bit from the #2 ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz (+270).

Gadelha (-330) is also the heaviest favorite that you will find at Saturday’s UFC 212, with her counterpoint, Karolina Kowalkiewicz (+270), clocking in as the card’s biggest underdog. There are 7 out of the 12 scheduled bouts that involve the betting favorite being found at -170 or under, with the associated underdogs not peaking above +150. If the odds are any indication, we should be in for some tightly contested tilts.

Saturday’s UFC 212 main card will air live on Pay-Per-View at 10:00 P.M. ET with the prelims starting at 8:00 P.M. ET on FX. The Exclusive Fight Pass prelims will begin at 6:30 P.M. ET.

Check out the UFC 212 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:

Movement courtesy of BestFightOdds.com:

Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway: Featherweight Title

Just when it seemed as if the betting public had turned their backs to Jose Aldo (-145), a tidal wave of currency came crashing in for the Brazilian, sending Max Holloway (+125) into to total underdog territory.

Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros: Welterweight

Since beginning his UFC 212 betting life as a +110 underdog, Yancy Medeiros has steadily seen the doe roll his way, as he is now a firm favorite that can be found around -145. On the flipside, the once -150 Erick Silva now sports a sound dog tag of about +125, which seems like where the odds should have opened up to begin with.

Matthew Lopez vs. Johnny Eduardo: Bantamweight

Just as Matthew Lopez rose to a stout moneyline of -210, some coin came in for Johnny Eduardo that sent Lopez down to around -170. Eduardo’s underdog line has consequently shifted from +170 down to around +150.

Paulo Henrique Costa vs. Oluwale Bamgbose: Middleweight

Paulo Borrachinha opened up with a moneyline of around -215, as the bettors sent him to a sizable favorite ticket of -360. Some late money on Oluwale Bamgbose dropped Costa’s line down a descent chunk to around -275. Bamgbose’s odds began at +165 and reached as high as +300, before the bettors jumped on board to bring his line to about +235, where it now resides.


Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway: Featherweight Title

What an amazing featherweight unification title fight! Both Aldo (-145) and Holloway (+125) have proven to be the cream of the crop at 145, and each have their own brand of striking that can make life difficult for their opposition. The difference here could be the fact that Aldo has proven to be able to pace himself over the course of a 5 round fight, not that Holloway can’t, but we just haven’t seen it from the Hawaiian. Holloway could have cardio for days and show up strong in the championship rounds to earn a decision, or he could peter out and get finished by Aldo. With that being said, Aldo (scorecards = no action) @-118 is worth a look.

Paulo Henrique Costa vs. Oluwale Bamgbose: Middleweight

Both Borrachinha (-360) and Bamgbose (+300) have finished each of their professional bouts inside of the 1st round, so each man possesses the prescribed power in their punches to end the fight at any moment. With that being said, Fight doesn’t go to decision is a worthless -735 and the line for Under 1.5 rounds is a lackluster -250. This seems like more of a pick’em fight anyway, as Bamgbose has faced better competition, albeit in losing efforts, but has seen deeper water than has Borrachinha. Oluwale Bamgbose @+300 was worth considering, but now that Bamgbose is found at a less attractive +235, No Action seems to be the better move.

For an in-depth breakdown of each UFC 212 bout, check out The MMA Vivisection with Bloody Elbow’s own Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch. Stay glued to Bloody Elbow for all of your event coverage including play-by-play, results, highlights, and more! Happy hunting!

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