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UFC 228 Betting Preview for MMA Sportsbook Fans

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
UFC 228 Betting Preview

Supposedly, there is an online UFC betting event going down this weekend. However, judging by the news that has transcribed in the build up to this weekend’s action, we might not have much of an event this weekend. The reason being that the co-headlining fight of the night has already been scrapped and there’s a very good chance the headlining bout doesn’t come through either. But before we dive into the sportsbook drama surrounding this weekend’s UFC 228 betting action, let’s mulch over some pertinent legal betting information for this weekend’s event.

UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till – Saturday, September 8th           

When: Main Card: 10 pm ET || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6 pm ET

Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

TV: Main Card: PPV || Prelims: FX || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

Stream: UFC TV

As the title above proclaims, this weekend’s action was supposed to be headlined by a UFC Welterweight Championship bout. However, that bout was supposed to be between current champion Tyron Woodley and contender Darren Till. Unfortunately, most online UFC betting news are talking about how tough of a weight cut Till is having. Almost all personal stories and photos coming out of UFC 228 don’t paint a pretty picture for Till. Nevertheless, at the last moment, Till was able to make weight. The only question is, should the UFC allow their fighters to torture their bodies in this fashion? Furthermore, considering how much weight Till had to cut, can we expect the best out of him this Saturday night?

Main Card & UFC 228 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Darren Till 4½ (-105) -145 Tyron Woodley 4½ (-115) +125
Brandon Davis 1½ (-155) +850 Zabit Magomedsharipov 1½ (+135) -1300
Karolina Kowalkiewicz 2½ (-255) +365 Jessica Andrade 2½ (+215) -460
Niko Price 1½ (+125) +105 Abdul Razak Alhassan 1½ (-145) -125
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The odds may be pegging Darren Till as the favorite, but mobile betting players should reconsider. Till may be 17-0 in his career, but he’s never faced anyone quite like Tyron. With Woodley it’s not that his wrestling is the best the octagon has ever seen, nor his striking. However, it’s how well-rounded that Woodley is that makes him dangerous. In short, he has almost no holes in his game. He can stuff the takedowns, keep the best strikers at bay, and manage octagon control like no other. On top of that, Woodley has the knockout power to take you out with one swing. What this means for Till is that he cannot afford to make any mistakes. Till is an excellent fighter with great presence and tremendous striking. But is he capable of going 5 without making a mistake? It seems unlikely.

The contender enters this title fight riding a 6 UFC Fight win streak. Woodley on the other hand, hasn’t lost a bout in 6 fights. While Till lucked out in getting this fight, there’s no question this bout is between two of the best welterweights in the division. Ultimately Woodley just has to do what he’s done before several times; outbox and outwork a man bigger than you. And while a bigger man might have gotten the best out of Conor McGregor, there’s no guarantee it’ll be enough to usurp Woodley as the greatest welterweight in the world.

Preliminaries & UFC 228 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Carla Esparza 2½ (-200) +375 Tatiana Suarez 2½ (+170) -470
Aljamain Sterling 2½ (+315) -150 Cody Stamann 2½ (-380) +130
Jimmie Rivera 2½ (+295) -150 John Dodson 2½ (-355) +130
Darren Stewart 1½ (+130) +155 Charles Byrd 1½ (-150) -175
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Another intriguing UFC bettors cannot miss is the new co-headlining fight of the night. Zabit Magomedsharipov looks to further his notoriety by taking out Brandon Davis. While Davis might not be the most dangerous fighter in the UFC, Zabit could certainly be down the road. The Dagestani wowed us all in his last fight with his innumerable weapons and crisp, precise striking. Keep an eye on him in this one as he’s bound to deliver another breathtaking performance.

Early Prelims & UFC 228 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Diego Sanchez 1½ (-115) +175 Craig White 1½ (-105) -210
Jim Miller 2½ (-140) +125 Alex White 2½ (+120) -145
Irene Aldana 2½ (-400) -120 Lucie Pudilova 2½ (+325) EV
Roberto Sanchez 2½ (-135) +310 Ryan Benoit 2½ (+115) -370
Frank Camacho 2½ (+110) +160 Geoffrey Neal 2½ (-130) -185
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