Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 72: Song vs. Simon


UFC Vegas 72: Song vs. Simon takes place on Saturday, April 29 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 72 Odds

Song Yadong -140
Ricky Simon +115

Caio Borralho -245
Michal Oleksiejczuk +210

Rodolfo Vieira -200
Cody Brundage +170

Julian Erosa -325
Fernando Padilla +275

Marcos Rogerio de Lima -180
Waldo Cortes-Acosta +155

Josh Quinlan -225
Trey Waters +190

Martin Buday -120
Jake Collier +100

Charles Johnson -145
Cody Durden +125

Stephanie Egger -205
Irina Alekseeva +175

Brian Kelleher -190
Journey Newson +165

Hailey Cowan -205
Jamey-Lyn Horth +175

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 72 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC Vegas 72 is a five-round bantamweight bout between Ricky Simon and Song Yadong. These two young bantamweights are both ranked in the top 10 and the winner of this match will take a big step forward to getting a title shot in a stacked division. Simon has been on a roll lately, winning his last five fights in a row and finishing his last couple of opponents. He has really seemed to have leveled up as of late and is finally living up to his potential. As for Yadong, he is coming off of a TKO doctor stoppage loss to Cory Sandhagen, but he was very competitive up until a cut stopped the fight. Overall, this should be an excellent bantamweight bout. The oddsmakers opened up the fight with Simon as a slight favorite, but Song is a great fighter in his own right and this should close at near-even odds.
  • Also on the card is a middleweight bout between Caio Borralho and Michal Oleksiejczuk. Borralho has won all three of his UFC fights, while Oleksiejczuk is coming off two straight KO wins. Still, Borralho has superior grappling, which is why he opened as the betting favorite.

Written by Adam Martin.


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