- Anthony Smith is favored (-175) over Glover Teixeira in the UFC Fight Night 171 main event.
- Brian Kelleher (+155) is a notable underdog against Hunter Azure (-190) in the featherweight division.
- This will be the second of three UFC events happening at the VyStar Veterans Arena.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its return to televisions nationwide as UFC 249 took place at the VyStar Veterans Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. The event marked the return of mainstream live sports and also brought back MMA Betting globally.
The UFC wasted no time in preparing for its next event as UFC Fight Night 171 is set to takeover screens Wednesday. This is the second of three UFC events taking place in the state of Florida amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The main event for UFC 171 will be between light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Anthony Smith.
UFC Fight Night 171 Betting Odds
Those looking to get place bets on the UFC’s latest edition of Fight Night Series will have to check out the full list of MMA odds at Bovada online sportsbook.
Main Event - Light Heavyweight Fight - Glover Teixeira vs. Anthony Smith (-175)
Winner: Anthony Smith (-175), Anthony Smith (32-14) has won four of his last five fights heading with the only loss coming to Jon Jones by Unanimous Decision. Smith will be facing Glover Teixeira (30-7) who is on a three fight winning streak with two of those victories coming via submission.
Smith is the No. 3 ranked in the light heavyweight division for a reason and his striking will be the difference in this fight which is why bettors should feel comfortable placing their bets on Smith’s -175 odds.
With two experienced fighters squaring off, take the +215 odds for this fight to go the distance. You could possibly hedge that bet with another bet on the total rounds with the Over for 2.5 rounds listed at +105.
Lastly, bettors looking for extreme longshot odds on Smith should take him to win by submission (+1400). No need to throw in all the chips for this one since the odds are longer but there’s a higher chance this happens than the odds suggest.
Other notable UFC 171 Fight Night Betting Odds:
- Heavyweight Division - Ovince Saint Preux (-140) vs. Ben Rothwell (+110)
- Featherweight Division - Hunter Azure (-190) vs. Brian Kelleher (+155)
- Bantamweight Division - Ricky Simon (-170) vs. Ray Borg (+140)
- Middleweight Division - Marvin Vettori (-185) vs. Karl Roberson (+150)
The light heavyweight division has been going through quite a few changes but if bettors are looking to get a leg up and bet on the early odds for the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje for the Light Heavyweight Title. Nurmagodev is favored with -350 odds with Gaethje listed at underdog odds of +285.
UFC Fight Night 171 will be broadcasted by ESPN with prelims beginning at 6 p.m. ET and the main card should start around 9 p.m. ET on ESPN+.