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UFC on Fox 31 Betting Preview & Sportsbook Odds (Lee vs. Iaquinta 2)

Posted by: Charlie Smith
UFC on Fox 31 Betting Preview

The year’s UFC betting online action continues this weekend with a thrilling UFC on Fox 31 event. Headlined by an enticing lightweight bout, everyone will want to catch the rematch of Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta. The first bout saw Iaquinta exert his dominance over Lee and now the rising lightweight is eager to take back that loss. So what kind of fight can we expect out of this weekend’s event? Let’s check on the MMA sportsbook odds to find out.

UFC on Fox 31: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 – Saturday, December 15th     

When: Main Card: 8 pm ET || Prelims: 5 pm ET || Early Prelims: 3:30 pm ET

Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TV: Main Card: Fox || Prelims: Fox Sports 1 || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

Stream: UFC TV

Although this isn’t the UFC’s first trip to Milwaukee, this will be their first time hosting the event at the newly built Fiserv Forum. Interestingly enough, this Saturday’s matchup will mark the end of the UFC’s deal with Fox as ESPN will now take over for broadcasting duties commencing in 2019. The night will be headlined by a rematch of former interim title challenger Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta. The duo first crossed paths in February of 2014 at UFC 169 with Iaquinta taking a unanimous decision victory. The two have certainly grown since and it’ll be interesting to see just how much growth they’ll be able to exhibit this upcoming weekend.

Main Card & UFC on Fox 31 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Al Iaquinta 2½ (-120) +290 Kevin Lee 2½ (EV) -350
Edson Barboza 2½ (-120) EV Dan Hooker 2½ (EV) -120
Sergio Pettis 2½ (-200) +145 Rob Font 2½ (+170) -165
Jim Miller 1½ (-105) +270 Charles Oliveira 1½ (-115) -330
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Kevin Lee enters this weekend’s mobile betting action sporting a 17-3 professional MMA record. Lee is coming off a dominant TKO victory over Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128 where he headlined. Leading into that fight, Lee promised to beat up Barboza even worse than current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov had and in the end he did just that. In the end it was Lee’s fight from the start as he absolutely smoked one of the best strikers in the game. Although he almost got clipped once in the fight, it was an all Kevin Lee show other than that. Regrettably Lee lost his interim title shot at UFC 216 which snapped his 5 fight winning streak. Now Lee looks to make another case for a title shot by taking down the man that gave Khabib such a hard time.

Al Iaquinta enters this weekend’s matchup sporting a 13-4 professional MMA record. Although the real estate agent isn’t the most recognizable fighter on the UFC’s roster, he’s still one of the toughest fighters in the promotion. This was evident in his most recent fight, which was a UFC Lightweight Championship fight versus current champion Nurmagomedov. Despite taking the fight on a day’s notice, Iaquinta performed extremely well against Nurmagomedov. The Dagestani fighter is known for taking down his opponents and completely demolishing them. But versus Iaquinta, Khabib was unable to dominate like he is known for. This raises the real estate’s stock but not enough to get pegged as a favorite this weekend.

Prelims & UFC on Fox 31 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Zak Ottow 1½ (-150) +235 Dwight Grant 1½ (+130) -275
Bobby Green 2½ (-390) +200 Drakkar Klose 2½ (+320) -240
Joaquim Silva 2½ (-160) +135 Jared Gordon 2½ (+140) -155
Gerald Meerschaert 1½ (-160) +135 Jack Hermansson 1½ (+140) -155
Jordan Griffin 2½ (+105) +155 Dan Ige 2½ (-125) -175
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Early Prelims & UFC on Fox 31 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Mike Rodriguez 2½ (+115) +115 Adam Milstead 2½ (-135) -135
Trevor Smith 2½ (-210) +255 Zak Cummings 2½ (+175) -310
Chris De La Rocha 1½ (+160) +360 Juan Adams 1½ (-185) -450
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