UFC Betting Looks Over McGregor-Mayweather Under CardPosted by: Charlie Smith
With the fallout between Paulie Malignaggi taking up most UFC sportsbook headlines, fans are shaking in anticipation for this event to roll around already. This Thursday, we got a little more insight into what we will be witnessing that Saturday – or at least at what we’ll witness before McGregor and Mayweather step into the ring.
This week, Showtime released the undercard in its entirety and just like we expected, the card is comprised entirely of boxers. Unfortunately, MMA betting fans waiting to see a lineup of MMA vs. professional boxers will have to wait a little while longer. Although it’s advised that they don’t hold their breath.
Three bouts compromise the under card, including a pair of title bouts for the co-headlining slots. Obviously, UFC lightweight champion McGregor and the greatest defensive boxer of all time will be the final fight of the night, but there’s enough action on the under card to keep fans on the edge of their seats until that bout takes off.
This event is expected to break the PPV record and Showtime made sure to include plenty of talent underneath McGregor and Mayweather in order to tip the scales in their favor. Let’s take an online UFC betting look at the names that were scheduled to fight that night.
IBF Junior Lightweight World Championship
Champ Gervonta Davis (18-0) vs. Francisco Fonseca (19-0-1)
WBA Light Heavyweight World Championship
Champ Nathan Cleverly (30-3) vs. Badou Jack (21-1-2)
USBA Cruiserweight Title (Vacant)
Andrew Tabiti (14-0) vs. Steve Cunningham (29-8-1)
There’s enough title fights on this card to catch the attention of any online UFC betting fan and Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, did not hesitate at an opportunity to bask in the glory.
“What a night this will be for fight fans,” Ellerbe told the press. “Not only will they witness a first of its kind main event, but they will also see two incredible world title fights, as Mayweather Promotions’ very own current and former world champions go head to head in separate bouts.”
There’s no denying the gravitas of this card, but at the same time there’s no denying that this is a giant money grab for Mayweather himself as well as his own promotion. Having almost every fighter who will be fighting on the 26th signed with your company guarantees that you will be cashing in on some very big checks.
“Gervonta Davis is nothing short of pure boxing talent with dynamite power,” Ellerbe continued. “Former super middleweight world champion Badou Jack is making his light heavyweight debut and looking to take the title away from a tough and experienced Nathan Cleverly.”
All in all the night should live up to the hype. And it better, considering that fight fans will have to fork over $100 to catch the spectacle.