UFC Fight Night 158 Betting Odds
UFC Fight Night 158 will feature plenty of action with 12 fights on the card. The promotion will start at 8 p.m. ET from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, and it will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN+. The main event will be the lightweight bout between Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Justin Gaethje, with the co-main event featuring light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Nikita Krylov.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 158 BETTING ODDS
Justin Gaethje -205
Donald Cerrone +175
Justin Gaethje and Donald Cerrone are two of the best lightweights in the business. Coming into this fight, Cerrone is ranked as the fourth-best lightweight according to UFC’s rankings, while Gaethje is seen as the fifth-best fighter. The oddsmakers disagree with that assessment though as Gaethje is the favorite per the MMA betting odds.
Gaethje (20-2) was the next potential challenger to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor two years ago. He began his career 18-0, but then he was knocked out by Eddie Alvarez and lost by TKO to Dustin Poirier in his next two fights. Gaethje responded with first-round knockouts of James Vick and Edson Barboza in his last two bouts, staking his claim as a contender once more.
The 36-year-old Cerrone (36-12) is nearing the end of his career, but he is still one of the top fighters in the business. He looked like he might be finished after losing all three of his fights in 2017, but Cowboy has won four of his last six bouts. Cerrone is one of the most tenured fighters on the UFC roster.
These are two very different fighters. Cerrone wants to go to the ground where he has won 17 fights by submission, while Gaethje wants to remain upright since 17 of his 20 wins have been by knockout.
Glover Teixeira -110
Nikita Krylov -110
The oddsmakers have this fight pegged as a coin flip according to UFC betting odds.
Teixeira (29-7) will be 40 years old next month. He has only seen eight fights go to a decision in his career, and three of his last four fights have ended inside of seven minutes. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist alternated wins and losses from 2016 to 2018, but he has risen to No. 9 in the UFC rankings after wins in his last two bouts. Teixeira submitted Karl Roberson with an arm-triangle choke in the first round in January, and he beat Ion Cutelaba by submission with a rear-naked choke in the second round in April.
Krylov (25-6) is ranked 13th by the UFC, and he has the youth advantage. However, he has yet to see any of his fights go to a decision. Additionally, only one of his 31 fights lasted longer than two rounds, so you can be sure that this one will be over relatively quickly. The Ukrainian has won the majority of his fights by submission, but he has fared well as a stand-up fighter too. Krylov has won five of his last six fights, and he submitted Ovince Saint Preux with a rear-naked choke back in April.
Jeff Hughes -125
Todd Duffee +105
It says something about Todd Duffee’s promise that he is only a minor underdog per the UFC gambling odds ahead of this fight. Duffee has not fought since July 2015, and he has only fought twice since 2012. Injuries and illnesses have sidetracked his return to the octagon, but he is finally healthy again and out to prove he still has it against Jeff Hughes.
Duffee (9-3) has seen all his fights decided by knockout. He registered the fastest knockout in UFC heavyweight history back at UFC 102 when he knocked out Tim Hague in seven seconds, and 10 of his 12 fights have ended in the first round.
Meanwhile, Hughes (10-2) has shown that he can go the distance. Four of his last five bouts have been decided by decision, but he doesn’t have much seasoning yet. This is only Hughes’ second UFC branded promotion, and he lost a split decision to Maurice Greene at Fight Night 146 back in March.
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