- Anthony Smith is favored (-190) over Glover Teixeira (+155) in the UFC Fight Night 171 main event.
- The Smith-Teixeira fight has +200 odds to be over in the first round.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back with its second event during the coronavirus pandemic with UFC Fight Night 171 taking place at the VyStar Veterans Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.
The main event for UFC 171 will be a Light Heavyweight fight between Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira.
With a full slate of bets for UFC Fight Night 171, UFC bettors not only have the fights beforehand but also some UFC props on the main event.
UFC Fight Night 171 Main Event Props And Odds
The main event fight will begin around 11:55 ET and will be a light heavyweight battle between Anthony Smith (32-14) and Glover Teixeira (30-7).
Each fighter is looking to climb the rankings in a stacked light heavyweight division.
Anthony Smith is the favorite in this fight with -185 odds to beat Glover Teixeira (+160) for the main event.
Betting on Anthony Smith to win does give bettors a more profitable return than betting on a Smith win SU.
Betting on a Smith win depending on the method of victory can still be profitable especially in a prop bet.
The odds for Smith to win by submission are listed at +1250 which is a better return than the -185. The submission odds are a long shot for Smith who is a more polished striker but betting on him to win by TKO/KO comes with +110 odds.
With Smith as the favorite, this fight has +200 odds to end in the first round.
Although the odds favor this fight to go further than that it must be noted that online sportsbooks have listed the fight at +260 odds to go the distance. If this fight does go the distance, the odds for Smith to win by a decision are listed at +500.
When betting on Teixeira for UFC Fight Night 171, he has odds that may provide bettors with profitable returns.
A first-round victory for Glover Teixeira comes with +700 odds, and if Teixeira wins by TKO/KO, bettors would with +650 odds behind them.
If the fight goes to the judges, Teixeira is listed at +525 odds to win on the judges' card. The most likely path to victory for Teixeira at sportsbooks is via submission at +375 odds.
UFC Fight Night 171 will be broadcasted by ESPN and the preliminary rounds will start at 6 p.m. ET and the main card fights will begin at 9 p.m. ET.
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