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UFC 221 midweek betting odds: Luke Rockhold flips to favorite over Yoel Romero

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Here are the betting odds for Saturday’s UFC 221 card, as the UFC’s former middleweight king is now favored over Yoel Romero in the main event.

It’s fight week for UFC 221 so that means Bloody Elbow is locked and loaded with all of your midweek betting odds. The top of the billing has the former middleweight champ Luke Rockhold (-145) favored over the hyperathletic standout wrestler Yoel Romero (+135). In the co-main event, MMA legend Mark Hunt (+145) looks to defend his hemisphere against the surging #9 heavyweight, Curtis Blaydes (-165).

The widest betting line on the UFC 221 card belongs to (-350) Israel Adesanya vs. Rob Wilkinson (+290), with (-310) Tai Tuivasa vs. Cyril Asker (+255) right behind as a close 2nd. The pick’em bout for the Perth crowd will entail Ben Nguyen vs. Jussier Formiga, with Formiga as the clear favorite at -120 and Nguyen clocking in on both sides of the line, from -116 up to +105.

Saturday’s UFC 221 main card will air live on Pay-Per-View at 10:00 P.M. EST with the prelims starting at 8:00 P.M. EST on FS1. The exclusive Fight Pass prelims will begin at 6:30 P.M. EST.

Check out the UFC 221 betting odds, courtesy of OddsShark.com:


Movement courtesy of BestFightOdds.com:

Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero: Interim Middleweight Title

Yoel Romero opened up on 5Dimes as the betting favorite at -190, but as wagers on his opponent steadily trickled in, the line of Romero has flipped, and now resides in the underdog realm around +135. On the flip side, Luke Rockhold’s UFC 221 moneyline started in the underdog department at +150, but the former champ has since won over the betting public, and now sits as the gambling favorite at -145.



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Luke Rockhold vs. Yoel Romero: Interim Middleweight Title

Omitting Michael Bisping, Rockhold tends to spend over 1.5 rounds in the cage when facing elite competition, and Romero hasn’t seen a fight end in under 1.5 rounds since 2013. Because of this, taking Over 1.5 rounds @ -185 is a logical line.

Be sure to check back in with Bloody Elbow to catch the final betting odds on fight day, as the moneylines tend to shift a bit following the weigh-ins. All of your event coverage including play-by-play, results, highlights, and more can be found right here at BloodyElbow.com. Happy hunting!


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