The UFC on Fox 25 betting odds are now established at Paddy Power, and you might be surprised to see who are listed as the favorites!
On July 22nd, a massive fight card is taking place in New York, headlined by two of the best middleweight fighters in the world, Chris Weidman and Kelvin Gastelum. Before that fight takes place however, a number of top fighters will be looking to move up the rankings.
Anyone looking to bet on sports in the UK this weekend have a great opportunity to earn some cash wagering on this event. The UFC on Fox 25 betting odds are set, so let’s take a look at three of the fights offering the best chance to cash out.
Bet on Jimmie Rivera vs. Thomas Almeida
Two of the top bantamweight fighters will face off in the first fight of the main card in what many MMA betting experts predict will be the fight of the night. A win for either man could earn them a shot at the title, or the very least a marquee fight with someone in the top 5 of the division.
Rivera vs. Almeida betting odds
- Jimmie Rivera: 4/9
- Thomas Almeida: 7/5
- Total Rounds: Over 1.5 – 4/9
- Total Rounds: Under 1.5 – 6/4
Jimmie Rivera has been a top ranked bantamweight for years now, but had trouble finding an opponent that would move him up the rankings. That all changed in September of 2016, when he was matched up with former champion Urijah Faber and won a clear decision victory. Rivera is now 20-1 in his career, and enters this fight as the betting favorite according to Paddy Power with odds of 4/9.
Thomas Almeida was seen as a potential champion after going 4-0 in his first fights inside the UFC. He suffered a tough defeat to Cody Garbrandt in May, but bounced back impressively with a TKO victory over Albert Morales. Almeida is an extremely dangerous striker, but comes into this fight as the MMA betting underdog with odds of 7/5.
Bet on Dennis Bermudez vs. Darren Elkins
The co-main event of this weekend’s card will be contested between two exciting featherweights looking to earn a crack at the belt. The UFC on Fox 25 betting odds offer a great chance to cash out in this one, but who’s favored to win?
Despite losing his last fight by knockout, Dennis Bermudez is coming into this bout at the significant betting favorite. Before that recent loss, Bermudez had recorded two straight wins over top ranked opponents, and was beginning to look like he was ready for the top tier fighters in the division. With a win here, he can get to that spot again. Bermudez’s odds to win are set at 4/11.
Darren Elkins is on one of the more improbable runs in MMA, with 4 straight victories. His most recent fight was perhaps the best comeback in MMA, as he earned a 3rd round KO victory after getting dominated for the first two rounds. Darren is as tough as they come, and enters this fight as the massive underdog to make UK gambling news with odds of 17/10.
Bet on Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum
The main event might offer the best UFC on Fox 25 betting odds. Chris Weidman and Kelvin Gastelum are riding completely different waves of momentum, but this fight could prove pivotal in both men’s careers.
How the times have changed for Chris Weidman. After capturing the middleweight championship and defending it twice, he’s suffered three straight defeats, all by TKO or KO. Weidman has been competitive in all of them, but some are wondering whether his time at the top of the sport has passed. The MMA oddsmakers seem to agree, as he enters this fight as a 7/5 underdog, according to Paddy Power.
Kelvin Gastelum made the move to middleweight in December of 2016, and has recorded two straight TKO victories over top 10 opponents. There’s no doubt he’s undersized for the weight class, but his elite striking and wrestling make him a dangerous opponent for anyone. Gastelum comes in as a 4/9 underdog.
To find a complete list of the UFC on Fox 25 betting odds, make sure to head to Paddy Power. Tell us who you think wins the fights we listed in the comment section below!