Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill


UFC Vegas 59: Santos vs. Hill takes place on Saturday, August 6 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the event, and MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a look at the opening odds below.

UFC Vegas 59 Odds

Jamahal Hill -250
Thiago Santos +210

Vicente Luque -175
Geoff Neal +150

Serghei Spivac -200
Augusto Sakai +170

Zac Pauga -230
Mohammed Usman +195

Brogan Walker -160
Juliana Miller +140

Michal Oleksiejczuk -330
Sam Alvey +270

Ariane Lipski -180
Priscila Cachoeira +155

Bryan Battle -200
Takashi Sato +170

Terrance McKinney -400
Erick Gonzalez +300

Josh Quinlan -200
Jason Witt +170

Cory McKenna -210
Miranda Granger +180

Maya Bueno Silva -130
Stephanie Egger +110

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 59 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC Vegas 59 is a five-round heavyweight bout between Jamahal Hill and Thiago Santos. Hill is coming off of back-to-back knockout wins over Jimmy Crute and Johnny Walker and he is looking like one of the best light heavyweights in the sport these days. As for Santos, he appears to be on a decline as he’s lost four of his last five fights overall. Although Santos has more UFC experience, he is getting up there in age and he is now taking on one of the best knockout artists in the division, and that’s why Hill opened up as the betting favorite.
  • Also on the card is an awesome welterweight bout between Vicente Luque and Geoff Neal. Luque is coming off of a decision loss to Belal Muhammad but he had won four straight fights prior to that and is still one of the highest-ranked fighters in the weight class. As for Neal, he is coming off of a split decision win over Santiago Ponzibbio in his last fight. Both men are solid strikers but Luque has the better ground game and he opened up as the betting favorite here.

Written by Adam Martin.


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