UFC on Fox 30 Betting Preview & Sportsbook Odds
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
After watching Anthony Smith deliver a brutal 1st round knockout of Shogun, online UFC betting players are wondering what the promotion has next in store for them. They’ll get their answer this weekend as UFC on Fox 30: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 takes center stage. The last time these two met the bout ended in controversy. However, up until that point, it was a very entertaining bout. Considering Alvarez was handily winning that bout, will this weekend’s sports betting odds peg him as the favorite?
UFC on Fox 30: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 – Saturday, July 28th
When: Main Card: 8 pm ET || Prelims: 6 pm ET || Early Prelims: 4 pm ET
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
TV: Main Card: Fox || Prelims: Fox || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
Stream: UFC TV, Fox Sports Go
Surprisingly, this weekend’s online UFC betting odds are pegging Poirier as a slight favorite over Alvarez. Considering that Eddie is a two-time Bellator Lightweight Champion and a former UFC Lightweight Champion, it’s hard to understand why Poirier is favored this weekend. However, all you need to do is take a look at Dustin’s recent wins to get a better understanding. After all, Poirier is coming off back to back knockouts. The most recent of which was a brutal TKO victory over Justin Gaethje, one of the most violent fighters in the promotion. But before Poirier mounted his recent 2-fight win streak, he was coming off a No Contest fight against Alvarez.
Ultimately this weekend’s bout will be about righting that wrong. That fight barely lasted two rounds and it was pretty clear that Alvarez was winning. Nevertheless, an illegal knee was all it took to have the ref call a no contest. The knee was illegal due to the mixed MMA rules currently plaguing the nation, where one thing is legal in one state but illegal in another. Obviously this is difficult to remember when you have someone coming at you to take your head off. So Alvarez wasn’t really to blame here. But since Poirier didn’t feel well enough to recover, some fans have come out in criticism. Ultimately those online UFC betting fans will find out if they’re right this weekend.
Main Card & UFC on Fox 30 Betting Odds
Alvarez is strictly focused on regaining another title shot. That title shot has eluded him ever since he lost to the belt to McGregor way back when. Since McGregor took a break to go enter the world of boxing, Alvarez never got his shot at redemption. But considering how handily McGregor beat Alvarez, it’s unlikely that he would’ve came out successful. Now that Khabib sits atop the throne, Alvarez is hopeful he can reclaim his lost title. The UFC veteran enters with a 29-5 record and is coming off a knockout victory over Gaethje. That’s actually something both headlining fighters have in common here. Pegged as the betting underdog, Alvarez needs a dominant win this weekend to further raise his stock. Since Alvarez is facing those low-ball odds, players learning how to bet on UFC should consider backing the vet this weekend.
Prelims & UFC on Fox 30 Betting Odds
Early Prelims & UFC on Fox 30 Betting Odds