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UFC Fight Night 150 takes place Saturday, April 27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are.

UFC Fight Night 150 Opening Odds

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza -175
Jack Hermansson +135

Greg Hardy -265
Dmitrii Smoliakov +185

John Lineker -245
Cory Sandhagen +175

Alex Oliveira -175
Mike Perry +135

Ion Cutelaba -135
Glover Teixeira -105

Roosevelt Roberts -245
Thomas Gifford +175

Takashi Sato -165
Ben Saunders +125

Augusto Sakai -130
Andrei Arlovski -110

Carla Esparza -135
Virna Jandiroba +115

Jim Miller -155
Jason Gonzalez +115

Court McGee -185
Dhiego Lima +145

Gilbert Burns -270
Mike Davis +190

Angela Hill -210
Jodie Esquibel +160

And here are my initial thoughts on the UFC Fight Night 150 Opening Odds:

  • The main event is a really intriguing middleweight matchup between Souza and Hermansson, and while it’s hard not to favor Souza, I do believe Hermansson is a live dog here. Souza is a great fighter but he’s also getting up there in age and hasn’t been as active inside the cage as Hermansson, who just beat David Branch last month by submission. Hermansson should be the bigger fighter as well, not to mention the younger fighter. Of course, Souza is one of the best in the world for a reason. His ground game is amazing, his standup is great, and he has a solid chin. Souza probably finds a way to win, but Hermansson is worth a look as a dog.
  • The Lineker vs. Sandhagen bout could easily be “Fight of the Night” as it features two of the heaviest hitters at 135lbs. Lineker deserves to be favored based on his body of work in the UFC, but Lineker is on a nice win streak at the moment and has been finishing everyone in his path in the Octagon. I actually think Sandhagen has a really good chance to win this fight, and it looks like a dog-or-pass situation based on the opening line.
  • The line for the light heavyweight bout featuring Cuteleba vs. Teixeira is interesting. Cutelaba is the younger fighter and has looked really good lately, but Teixeira is a durable veteran who often comes through when he’s counted out. Keep an eye on this line, because if he gets to a plus-money number it could be worth taking a shot on the Brazilian veteran as it seems like one of those fights where everyone fades Teixeira only to see him come through with another dominant victory.
  • As far as some favorites that win should go, I feel pretty confident Roberts will beat Gifford, that Burns will beat Davis, and Sakai should beat Arlovski.
  • As for some other dogs go, take a look at Jandiroba, Lima, and Esquibel, who are all facing declining fighters in their bouts. There could be some good fade opportunities to take advantage of here in these bouts.
  • Keep in mind that many of the bouts on this card were booked on relatively short notice as there were numerous injuries to fighters. Do your research diligently because this looks like a card with several potential bets depending on how the lines moves in the lead-up to fight day.

Written by Adam Martin.

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