Opening Odds for UFC Vegas 82: Allen vs. Craig


UFC Vegas 82: Allen vs. Craig takes place on Saturday, November 18 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 looks at the opening odds below.

UFC Vegas 82 Odds

Brendan Allen -300
Paul Craig +285

Michael Morales -300
Jake Matthews +250

Chase Hooper -210
Jordan Leavitt +180

Payton Talbott -550
Nick Aguirre +400

Amanda Ribas -140
Luana Pinheiro +120

Uros Medic -275
Johnny Parsons +235

Jonathan Pearce -110
Joanderson Brito -110

Jose Johnson -175
Chad Anheliger +150

Cesar Almeida -110
Christian Leroy Duncan -110

Mick Parkin -250
Caio Machado +210

Lucie Pudilova -162
Ailin Perez +142

Nikolas Motta -225
Trey Ogden +190

Rafael Estevam -251
Charles Johnson +211

Lucas Alexander -150
Jeka Saragih +130

Here are my quick thoughts on the UFC Vegas 82 Opening Odds:

  • The main event of UFC Vegas 82 is a five-round middleweight bout between Brendan Allen and Paul Craig. Allen has won his last five fights in a row, including back-to-back wins over Bruno Silva and Andre Muniz by rear-naked choke submission. As for Craig, he recently made his middleweight debut and beat the aforementioned Muniz by ground and pound TKO. He looked great in that fight, and he has big wins throughout his MMA career over the likes of Jamahal Hill and Magomed Ankalaev, so some may consider him a live dog in this matchup.
  • The co-main event of UFC Vegas 82 is a welterweight bout between top prospect Michael Morales and veteran Jake Matthews. Morales has won his last three fights in a row since joining the UFC, including a notable victory over tough vet Max Griffin in his last bout. Matthews, meanwhile, is coming off a win over Darrius Flowers in his last bout by stoppage, but overall he has been inconsistent in the UFC. This is a fight that Morales should win, which is why he is the favorite in the betting odds, despite Matthews having more UFC experience.

Written by Adam Martin.


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