UFC Fight Night 125: Machida vs. Anders Online UFC Betting Preview
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Online UFC betting players have plenty to look forward to this weekend as the promotion has put together quite a spectacle. However, there’s no sense denying the fact that what we’re really waiting for is UFC 221, schedule to be held next weekend. But in the meantime, this weekend’s UFC Fight Night Machida vs. Anders should be more than enough to help the time pass. Let’s take a look at what kind of Fight Night 125 betting lines sportsbooks have put together for this weekend’s action.
UFC Fight Night 125: Machida vs. Anders – Saturday, February 3rd
When: Main Card: 10 pm ET || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 7 pm ET
Where: Arena Guilherme Paraense, Belem, Brazil
TV: Main Card: FS1 || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 7 pm ET
Stream: UFC TV
This weekend’s event will be headlined by a middleweight bout between former UFC Middleweight champion Lyoto Machida and fellow contender Eryk Anders. In addition to this thrilling conclusion, online UFC betting fans will want to pay attention to another fight on the main card. That would be the women’s flyweight bout between Valentina Shevchenko and Priscila Cachoeira; a great option for some parlay and picks.
Machida enters this weekend’s event pegged as the betting underdog, which is more than understandable. After all, Machida is currently in the midst of a 4-fight losing streak. The Brazilian’s current losing streak kicked off in April of 2015 when Machida suffered a rear-naked choke against Luke Rockhold. Following that loss, Yoel Romero would dispose of Machida via knockout in June of the same year. Afterwards, Machida took a brief hiatus from the sport before returning in October of last year. The return would not be as successful as the Brazilian was hoping for unfortunately. In the end, Derek Brunson KO’d Machida in the 1st round. Subsequently, it’s easy to understand why Machida is pegged as the underdog this weekend.
Eryk Anders is far from being the most recognizable name in the UFC. Nevertheless, with a 10-0 unblemished record, and with two fights in the promotion already under his belt, you could be looking at the UFC’s newest stars. Granted, Anders will have to get the job done this weekend, or risk getting his hype train derailed before it even left the station. Take a look at what kind of odds the UFC Fight Night 125 betting lines are giving Anders down below.
Main Card & Fight Night 125 Betting Lines
Lyoto Machida 2 ½ (+155) +230 vs. Eryk Anders 2 ½ (-175) -270
John Dodson 2 ½ (+170) -155 vs. Pedro Munhoz 2 ½ (-200) +135
Valentina Shevchenko 2 ½ (-135) -800 vs. Priscila Cachoeira 2 ½ (+115) +550
Michel Prazeres 2 ½ (+190) -150 vs. Desmond Green 2 ½ (-230) +130
Timothy Johnson 1 ½ (-140) +150 vs. Marcelo Golm 1 ½ (+120) -170
Thiago Santos 1 ½ (-135) -300 vs. Anthony Smith 1 ½ (+115) +250
Preliminary Card & Online UFC Betting Lines
Sergio Moraes 2 ½ (-125) +165 vs. Tim Means 2 ½ (+105) -190
Alan Patrick 2 ½ (+165) -230 vs. Damir Hadzovic 2 ½ (-190) +190
Douglas de Andrade 2 ½ (-145) +115 vs. Marlon Vera 2 ½ (+125) -135
Luri Alcantara 2 ½ (+115) EV vs. Joe Soto 2 ½ (-135) -120
Early Prelims & Sportsbook Odds
Deiveson Figueiredo 2 ½ (+135) -145 vs. Joseph Morales 2 ½ (-155) +125
Maia Stevenson 2½ (-125) +310 vs. Polyana Viana 2½ (+105) -370