UFC 231 Betting Preview for MMA Sportsbook Players
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
There’s a great UFC betting online event on the horizon in this weekend’s Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega. This fight has been scheduled, cancelled, and re-scheduled more than we would’ve liked. However, with the event this close, it’s safe to say that it will be finally going down this Saturday. So what UFC 231 betting action is there for sportsbook players to take advantage of? Let’s take a look at this weekend’s betting lines to find out.
UFC 231: Holloway vs. Ortega – Thursday, December 6th
When: Main Card: 10 pm ET || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6:15 pm ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TV: Main Card: PPV || Prelims: Fox Sports 1 || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
Stream: UFC TV
This weekend’s action will be headlined by a UFC Featherweight Championship bout between current champion Max Holloway and Brian Ortega. As aforementioned, this fight was originally scheduled to go down at UFC 226 but Holloway was forced to pull out due to concussion like symptoms. Although the headlining match of the night is eye-catching by all intents and purposes, the co-headlining bout of the night is equally enthralling. This is because the UFC Women’s flyweight Championship bout between former Women’s Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and former bantamweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is an MMA’s fans dream come true. These two are inarguably the best of the best when it comes to women’s MMA and watching them duke it out will undoubtedly be unforgettable.
Main Card & UFC 231 Betting Odds
Max Holloway enters this weekend’s action sporting a 19-3 professional MMA record. Anyone who has watched Holloway fight knows that ‘Blessed’ represents that new age of MMA fighter who excels anywhere. On his feet few can match the velocity and veracity of Holloway’s striking. Similarly his ground game gives him an edge over nearly anybody in the featherweight division. However, if you had to pick someone in this division who might be better on the ground than Holloway it would have to be Ortega. This is because Ortega’s jiu-jitsu is on an entirely different level. His openings, transitions and finishes are some of the most bewildering we’ve seen inside the octagon. This doesn’t mean that Holloway automatically loses this fight this weekend.
After all, Holloway is a titan in his own right. On top of that, Holloway just took care of Jose Aldo – ubiquitously considered the best featherweight of all time, two times in a row.
Prelims & UFC 231 Betting Odds
Brian Ortega is a perfect representative of the new class of UFC fighters. Like Holloway, Ortega can fight anywhere in the cage and excel. He’s got some great striking as we say in his 1st round knockout victory over Frankie Edgar. He’s also got some crazy submissions, evident by his submission victories over Cub Swanson and Renato Moicano. Now Ortega has his eye on a UFC championship and he won’t let anybody stand in his way. The odds are having a hard time measuring this fight up due to just how talented both fighters are. At the end of the day, it’s the mobile betting fans who win with this pairing.
Early Prelims & UFC 231 Betting Lines