UFC 297: Bettors banking on main card upsets, cashing in

January 19, 2024
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In UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis, bettors are favoring underdogs in four out of five fights. BetMGM data shows that Neil Magny, Arnold Allen, and other underdogs are receiving a significant amount of bets and money from fans. However, the main event between Strickland and Du Plessis has a slight edge in favor of Strickland.

Key Points:

  • Bettors are favoring underdogs in UFC 297
  • Neil Magny’s odds have shifted to +260 against Mike Malott (-350)
  • Arnold Allen is receiving a lot of bets against Mosvar Evloev

In the highly anticipated UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis event, bettors are showing their preference for underdogs. BetMGM data reveals that in four of the five fights on the main card, underdogs are receiving a significant amount of attention from fans. The main event between Strickland and Du Plessis is the only fight where the slight edge in terms of tickets and handle goes to Sean Strickland.

One of the fights that have caught the attention of bettors is the matchup between Neil Magny and Mike Malott. Magny opened with odds of +210 but has since shifted to +260 against Malott, who is undefeated in his last seven fights. While a significant portion, 89 percent, of the handle at BetMGM is on Malott, 63 percent of all bets placed are on Magny as of Friday.

Another underdog receiving a lot of love from bettors is Arnold Allen, who is fighting against Mosvar Evloev. According to BetMGM, 68 percent of tickets and 62 percent of money wagered are in favor of Allen. Evloev, who is undefeated with a record of 17-0-0, will be facing tough competition from the bettors’ favorite, Allen.

It remains to be seen if the bettors’ predictions will come true and if the underdogs will come out on top. As the fights in UFC 297 unfold, fans will be eagerly waiting to see if their betting instincts were correct.

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