209 Features Ideal Online UFC Betting Matchups
Posted by: Mike Davis
The UFC has been hitting a stride recently by consistently delivering eye-catching matchups in each of their events so far in 2017. Although they haven’t been scheduling the biggest names in the industry (McGregor or the Diaz brothers), the UFC has without fail delivered jaw-dropping online UFC betting lines each month.
Unlike boxing where the focus is strictly on building hype around a specific fighter, the UFC is more concerned about building a sportsbook reputation around the organization. The UFC has its sights on laying down the foundation of a solid repute, where fans know they will be getting a riveting product regardless of whether or not they know who is fighting.
This revolutionary approach is changing the fighting game altogether, but at the same time it is undeniable that stardom is what gets fans truly riled up. Names like Rousey or McGregor can move fans in ways the UFC never could by itself. So while the UFC is making headway into building the esteem it set out to construct, at the same time fans are more attentive to when their favorite fighters will be stepping into the cage than ever before.
One particular upcoming sportsbook lines that fans will want to pay special heed to are the headlining matches of UFC 209. UFC 209 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 4th at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada – a subsection of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Fans know to expect some thrilling matches when the UFC heads to Las Vegas and UFC 209 will not stray from that tradition. Let’s take a look at what the UFC has in store for those who bet on MMA.
ONLINE UFC BETTING – UFC 209 – Saturday, March 4th
Tyron Woodley 2 ½ (-175) +110 vs. Stephen Thompson 2 ½ (+155) -130
Tony Ferguson 3 ½ (-185) +165 vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov 3 ½ (+160) -190
A rematch between two titans and one of the most desired pairings in all of MMA are what the UFC has decided to delight their fans with. Of the two matches, it might be impossible to tell which one is more attractive and which one will turn out to be the most entertaining.
Sportsbook fans will remember the colossal bout challenger Stephen Thompson and reigning UFC Welterweight Championship Tyron Woodley put on at the MSG at UFC 205. Woodley came into that contest as the sportsbook underdog but was able to successfully defend his belt, albeit via a majority draw.
Woodley has been critical of the UFC’s decision to give Thompson an immediate rematch and hasn’t been afraid to bring race into the discussion. Thompson has been adamant that he didn’t even ask for the fight; the UFC offered him a contract and all he did was sign on the line.
Both fighters were evenly matched in their last fight and one has to wonder if Woodley is less-than-excited about facing someone who gave him such a hard time previously. Wonderboy comes into this contest as the online UFC betting favorite once more.
The co-headlining match of the night is equally as alluring. Nurmagomedov is a Russian monster that no UFC fighter wants to face. The ‘Eagle’ comes into this contest with an unblemished 24-0 record and will be looking to win the UFC Lightweight interim belt over Tony Ferguson. Ferguson has a 22-3 record and is a seasoned veteran who should give Nurmagomedov a run for his money.