UFC Fight Night 152 Opening Odds for May 18th

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UFC Fight Night 152 takes place Saturday, May 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are.

UFC Fight Night 152 Opening Odds

Kevin Lee -135
Rafael dos Anjos -105

Aspen Ladd -305
Sijara Eubanks +225

Vicente Luque -515
Derrick Krantz +345

Patrick Cummins -265
Ed Herman +185

Mike Trizano -135
Grant Dawson -105

Megan Anderson -165
Felicia Spencer +125

Antonio Carlos Junior -230
Ian Heinisch +170

Charles Oliveira -305
Nik Lentz +225

Davi Ramos -230
Austin Hubbard +170

Desmond Green -260
Charles Jourdain +180

Danny Roberts -210
Michel Pereira +160

Trevin Giles -135
Zak Cummings -105

Julio Arce -400
Julian Erosa +280

And here are my initial thoughts on the UFC Fight Night 152 Opening Odds:

  • The main event between Lee and RDA is a great matchup, but a very difficult fight to call. There are two things that make it such a tough matchup to predict. One is that Lee will be moving up to welterweight. He was one of the best lightweights in the world, but we have no idea how he will look at his new weight class. And two is that RDA may be on a decline, but we can’t say for sure because he’s only lost to elite fighters at 170lbs, and we have no idea if Lee is or not. RDA is more proven in the welterweight division but Lee is a lot younger and has taken less damage. The line has been bouncing back and forth since opening as bettors are split on who will win, and perhaps this one is better to just pass on.
  • In the women’s bantamweight division we have a rematch between Ladd and Eubanks. Again, it’s a situation where one fighter is moving up in weight as Eubanks is going up to 135lbs after struggling numerous times to make 125lbs. Eubanks looked great at flyweight when she did make the weight, but Ladd has been looking great at bantamweight. Seeing as Ladd won the pair’s first fight in Invicta, she deserves to be favored this second time around, but the line might be a bit too high considering Eubanks’ improvements.
  • The fight between Luque and Magny appears to be in jeopardy as Magny has apparently suffered an injury and the fight is off. Hopefully the UFC can keep Luque on the card, and he’ll likely be a massive betting favorite if he does fight a short-notice opponent. As for Magny, hopefully he heals up soon. UPDATE: Derrick Krantz has filled in on short notice for Magny, and the line has been updated as well.
  • The women’s featherweight bout between Anderson and Spencer could potentially earn the winner a title shot against champion Amanda Nunes. Anderson has had a strange start to her UFC career, first getting dominated by Holly Holm and then winning by toe kick TKO over Cat Zingano. We still have no idea how good she truly is. As for Spencer, she looked fantastic in Invicta but this is a big step up for her. Anderson deserves her favorite status, but Spencer is a live dog.
  • As for some other favorites to take a look at, Giles over Cummings seems like a good play considering his age and athleticism advantage and how short the line is. Ramos should get by Hubbard pretty easily, and Green should take care of business over Jourdain. It’s hard to see Oliveira losing to Lentz in the pair’s trilogy fight, as well.
  • Some dogs to consider would be Herman over Cummings, as you can never trust the chin of Cummings, and Heinisch over Junior, as Heinisch is a very underrated fighter who rarely gets respect in the betting lines. And don’t forget about Dawson, who had a fantastic UFC debut after sitting out for two years on the sidelines due to a USADA suspension.

Written by Adam Martin.

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