Betting Odds For UFC Fight Night Overeem vs. Sakai
When the global sporting world went silent due to COVID-19, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was the only major sporting organization in the world to host mixed martial arts (MMA) fights consistently. UFC President Dana White has made it possible for the premier MMA organization in the world to hold fights every single weekend from now till the end of 2020.
UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai
The next fight card that will take place will be on 05 September at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This fight card will be headlined by the veteran Alistair Overeem, who is taking on a young and upcoming heavyweight, Augusto Sakai.
Before we take a look at the different odds and different bets on offer, let us look at some of the top fights that are scheduled on this card. The main card has some interesting fights with Sijara Eubanks set to fight Karol Rosa in the co-main event; the exciting and flamboyant Michel Pereira from Brazil will fight the dangerous Zelim Imadev, and Ricky Simon will take on the veteran Brian Kellher in a featherweight bout.
The prelims don’t have any major names on the cards, but you can expect some exciting fights because there are a lot of great prospects on the card. You will find Cole Smith (2.5) taking on Hunter Azure (1.5) in the first fight of the night and expect this to be a fast-paced fight at bantamweight. Also, keep an eye out on a heavyweight fight between Marcos Rogério de Lima and Alexandr Romanov.
What Type Of Bets Can I Place?
There are so many different types of bets that you can wager on during a UFC fight. The most common and popular bet with MMA punters is a Moneyline bet, which is nothing but betting on the result of the fight. The three most common outcomes are a win, a loss, or a draw. The Moneyline bet tends to have tough odds usually because, more often than not, fighters in the UFC are squared up against the equal competition.
If you want to place a Moneyline bet and play it safe, then bet on the fighter that has better odds. For example, Overeem has odds of 1.53 against Sakai, who has odds of 2.62. This means that the oddsmakers expect the veteran Alistair Overeem to pull off a victory. If you bet on Sakai, you can win more money, but the oddsmakers don’t believe he can pull off a victory.
If you take the heavyweight bout between Marcos Rogério de Lima and Alexandr Romanov, both fighters have odds of 1.90. In this case, you need to do your homework before you place a bet. Lima is a veteran fighter from Brazil with a record of 17-7-1 and is coming off an impressive win in his last fight. Romanov has lesser experience but has an undefeated record of 11-0.
So if you want to play it safe, back the fighters that have better odds, if the fighters have similar odds, do a bit of research and then go with your instincts.
Apart from the Moneyline bet, you also have several other bets such as how the fight will end (decision, TKO, submission), when the fight will end (what round), will the fight go the distance, and parlays – where you select different bets and put money on all of those results taking place.
When you make a parlay, the odds significantly increase, but so does the payouts. If you are looking at making a parlay on UFC fights, we suggest starting out small.
Who Should I Put My Money On?
The five fighters that we would place money on for the upcoming UFC Fight Night will be Alistair Overeem, Alexandr Romanov, Brian Kellher, Hunter Azure, and Zelim Imadev.