Two UFC championships will be up for grabs in Singapore on Saturday night.
The UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and Women’s Flyweight Championship are up for grabs to headline UFC 275.
With one of the two champions as a betting underdog, Michigan sports bettors will have plenty to think about with this intriguing UFC PPV card.
How to watch: UFC 275
- What: UFC 275
- Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore
- When: Saturday, June 11
- Early Prelims: Start at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass
- Prelims: Start at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+
- Main Card: Starts at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+
The UFC 275 Main Card
Saturday’s main card includes five fights, including the two championship bouts.
Here’s a look of what you can expect to see on Saturday’s PPV.
- Light Heavyweight Championship: Champion Glover Teixeira vs. No. 2 Jiri Prochazka
- Women’s Flyweight Championship: Champion Valentina Shevchenko vs. No. 4 Taila Santos
- Women’s Strawweight Bout: No. 2 Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
- Flyweight Bout: Rogerio Bontorin vs. No. 14 Manel Kape
- Welterweight Bout: Jack Della Maddalena vs. Ramazan Emeev
Teixeira vs. Prochazka Odds
The UFC’s oldest champion, Glover Teixeira (33-7) is set to make his first title defense since winning the title in October.
Awaiting the 42-year-old champ in the cage will be Jiri Prochazka (28-3). The 29-year-old Czech is on a 12-fight win streak with his last 11 coming by TKO or KO. In the UFC, Prochazka is 2-0 with a pair of second-round knockouts.
Teixeira has been quite a story in the UFC. After losing three of five in 2016-17, he fought his way back up the ladder and scored the surprising championship submission win over Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267.
Known for being a powerhouse puncher when he first came onto the UFC scene, Teixeira has now won four of his last six by submission.
Still, oddsmakers actually expect a new champion. They expect Prochazka to be a little quicker and a little stronger.
Currently, DraftKings Sportsbook MI is listing the over/under for rounds at just 1.5 for the main event. That means they expect a quick and explosive finish. It’s hard to argue, as neither man has gotten past the third round in their last four combined fights.
Shevchenko vs. Santos Odds
While one champ may be an underdog, Valentina Shevchenko is anything but for her title fight with Taila Santos.
Shevchenko (22-3) is arguably the UFC’s most dominant champion. She is looking to make her seventh title defense, with would be a UFC record for any women’s champion in its history. Standing in her way is Taila Santos (19-1).
The champ has used her speed and technical striking skills to overwhelm her opponents. She’s won four of her six title defenses by TKO. The other two were decisions, but judges only had her losing one of the 10 rounds.
Santos is riding a four-fight win streak, including a first-round submission win over Joanne Wood in November. A Muay Thai and jiu-jitsu specialist, Santos will likely be looking to win this fight with grappling. Shevchenko will look to counter with her footwork and speed to keep the fight standing.
Oddsmakers see Shevchenko as an overwhelming favorite, with odds sitting around -600 in most cases.
DraftKings is listing the over/under at 3.5 rounds for this bout, with the over garnering much shorter odds. They feel this is a fight that could go the distance because of the clash of styles.
Caesars boosts available for UFC 275
Along with odds and props for each fight, Caesars Sportsbook MI is offering up some boosted odds for a few parlay options.
- Brendan Allen, Steve Garcia, Jake Matthews and Seung Woo Choi to all win at UFC 275 has been boosted to +600.
- Jiri Prochazka, Jack Della Maddalena and Joanna Jedrzejczyk to all win at UFC 275 has been boosted to +525.
Fox Bet will plenty of odds boosts
Fox Bet Sportsbook has more than 20 odds boosts for Saturday’s card, all centered around the winning fighter.
Some notable boosts are:
- Glover Teixeira to win in Rounds 1-5: +275
- Valentina Shevchenko to win in Rounds 1-5: +145
- Weili Zhang to win in Rounds 1-3: +320
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk to win in Rounds 1-3: +550
How to bet on the UFC
Betting on the UFC, or MMA in general, isn’t just a basic as picking a fighter to win. There’s a lot of options available to sports bettors.
The moneyline is certainly the most common. That is where you pick your fighter to win at the odds available. In the case of Saturday’s main event, a moneyline wager on Prochazka at -200 means you’d need to wager $200 to win back $100. For Teixeira at +170, that means you’d win $170 for every $100 wagered.
Other MMA betting options include:
Total Rounds: Bet on whether the fight will go the full distance, or wager on which round the fight will end. There are also over/under props on how many rounds for each fight.
Winning Method: Bet on how the fighter will win, by KO/TKO, submission or decision. You can also add in round or specific times of the finish if you’re looking for a big payout.
Parlays: Like most sports, MMA is open to parlay options as well. Perhaps you like some favorites, but don’t find value in betting on them in a single wager. Combine them for better odds and a higher payout.
Live-Betting: A lot of momentum can change within a MMA fight. Odds can jump drastically from round-to-round and can be a great way to capitalize.
Also, be sure to find your best options. While DraftKings is a partner with the UFC, FanDuel Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook and Fox Bet Sportsbook all have a wide variety of MMA betting options.