UFC Vegas 63 Odds: Full Main Card Rundown And MORE Value Bets
This Saturday, two of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s leading featherweights, Calvin Kattar (23-6 overall) and Arnold Allen (18-1 overall), are both slated to go toe to toe for potentially the heaviest MMA matchups of their careers. Ranked #6 in his overall division, Allen is hoping to walk away from UFC Vegas 63's main event remaining unscathed and undefeated.
In the other corner stands Calvin Kattar, looking to break Allen’s streak and professional ambitions. Although Kattar has one loss to his record, he still stands one position above Allen in the UFC’s overall welterweight division standings. In the battle between 5th place and 6th place, who will come out first? Furthermore, if you’re not feeling any singles, what should you know about the other main card bouts you can parlay for more juice?
Even if you can’t show up for the main event at the UFC Apex in Vegas, you can still get a taste of the Vegas experience in the palm of your hand! Let’s run through even more of the best bets on the main card, and one of the best online sportsbooks where you can place these bets, RISK-FREE!
UFC Vegas Main Card
Beyond the main event brawl, MMA bettors can look forward to these other main events in the leadup:
Co-Welterweight Main Event: Tim Means (32-13-1) vs. Max Griffin (18-9)
Heavyweight Brawl: Waldo Cortes Acosta (7-0) vs. Jared Vanderaa (12-9)
Middleweight Brawl: Josh Fremd (9-3) vs. Tresean Gore (3-2)
Light Heavyweight Brawl: Dustin Jacoby (18-5-1) vs. Khalil Roundtree (10-5)
If you’re feeling particularly lucky and particularly degen, you can take a stab at the preliminary undercard for extra parlay legs. Be warned that it’s changed since earlier in the week though, though it hasn’t changed around as much as the card did for UFC 279: Chiamev vs. Diaz… we mean Ferguson vs. Diaz.
So, in the interest of simplicity, and in the interest of avoiding last-minute guesswork, let’s run down the odds for the main bouts… and where’s a better place to start running down the main event odds than the actual main event? So with that said, let’s cut to the chase, and cut to where Vegas oddsmakers stand on the tale of the tape.
Currently, DraftKings Sportsbook has both sides of the moneyline priced at an even -110 odds, meaning that they expect a close, bloody, drag out pick ‘em brawl between Kattar and Allen. This means that a $100 unit laid on either side of the moneyline would payout $190.90 in net profit, should your chosen fighter win.
But if you’re looking for another angle to play that isn’t contingent on one fighter’s W or L, you should know that by expecting a drag-out brawl, we mean to expect a drag-out brawl. Both the “Fight To Go The Distance” and win “By Decision” props are priced at a solid, favorable -135 odds, meaning that the oddsmakers expect Kattar and Allen to most likely slug it out all the way to the end.
The odds on the main card’s second welterweight bout tell a somewhat similar story, though not quite. The odds on the Tim Means vs. Max Griffin fight are priced at the same -135 odds to go the distance on DraftKings, indicating that the oddsmakers expect another drag-out brawl between Means and Griffin.
Oddly enough (no pun intended), the odds have Means priced as a +160 underdog in this bout, despite Means having more wins to his name than Max Griffin, currently priced as the -190 moneyline favorite. Since Means is known as the better striker and Griffin is seen as a better grappler, the ultimate victor of this matchup may be contingent on how long the fighters stay on their feet, or how quickly they take things to the mat.
Moving onto the middleweights, we currently have Josh Fremd priced at -150 odds, and Tresean Gore at +130 underdog odds. Gore is less battle tested than Fremd, with 5 fights to his record versus Josh Fremd’s 12. That could explain the discrepancy between the favorite and the dog here, but if you’re willing to take a stab on the dog, a $100 unit on Gore would net you $230 in profit.
Last but most certainly not least, let’s talk about the light heavyweight and heavyweight bouts on this main card. As of this writing, Dustin Jacoby is currently priced as a -170 favorite on DraftKings, while his opponent, Khalil Rountree Jr, is a +145 underdog.
Although DraftKings favors the matchup to likely go over 1.5 rounds at -160 odds, their oddsmakers don’t see this fight likely to go the full distance, with that prop priced at +165 odds. The overwhelming majority of both Jacoby and Rountree’s have come from KO or TKO finishes, so do with that information what you will.
Finally, we’ve got the heaviest of the heavyweights facing off. At -195 odds, Waldo Cortes-Acosta seems like the most-likely lock here, given the disparity between his undefeated record and Jared Vanderaa’s nine-defeat record. But if you’re willing to take a chance on the off chance that Jared could break Acosta’s win streak, laying a $100 unit on his odds could net you $265 in net profit, should he end up pulling off the upset.
UFC Vegas 63 Best Bets
If you’re looking for two potentially profitable darts to throw tomorrow, we’ve got two. A little before the main card goes live, Andrei Arlovski will be squaring off against fellow training teammate Marcos Rogerio De Lima. Lima has 19 wins and 8 losses to his record, whereas Arlovski has 34 wins and 20 losses to his own.
Even though he’s a +205 underdog right now on DraftKings, Arlovski currently has 23 UFC heavyweight wins, meaning that he presently holds the record for the most wins in his division. At least 17 of those overall wins came by knockout, and if you believe Andrei’s a dog with the potential to bark in this spot, you can take his “Win By KO/TKO/DQ” prop for +1100 odds right now on DraftKings online sportsbook.
If you lay a $100 unit on those odds, you could walk away with $1200 in net profit if Arlovski pulls off the fisticuffs finish. But if you’re looking to find some value in a potential finish on the mat, consider sprinkling some cash on Josh Fremd to win by submission, a +900 prop on DraftKings right now.
Fremd’s last win came by submission, and since Tresean Gore is known for being more of a Muay Thai boxer and stand-up striker, it’s not unreasonable to assume that Josh will likely want to exploit his weak points and take the bout to the ground as soon as he can. If you have enough faith in the Big Yinz’s ground game to place a $100 unit on his submission prop, you could cash out with a solid grand in net profit if Gore taps out!
We hope these tips will come in handy tomorrow, and we hope the next will help you play them risk-free!
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