MMA Odds: UFC on Fuel TV
In the absence of UFC Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre the 170-pound division is quickly undergoing major changes.
That transformation will continue on February 15 when top contenders Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger battle on UFC on Fuel TV for what could be the next shot at Carlos Condit’s new interim title.
Ellenberger has been an MMA betting stud over the last two years, stringing together five straight impressive wins with the latest coming against former Strikeforce Middleweight champion Jake Shields.
Ellenberger is a complete MMA fighter who is comfortable regardless of where the fight goes and should be stronger and hungrier than Sanchez - whose best days are likely behind him.
UFC on Fuel Odds, courtesy of 5Dimes, home to the earliest MMA lines and the best variety of MMA lines:
Walel Watson +230
TJ Dillashaw -270
Stipe Miocic -440
Philip De Fries +350
Aaron Simpson +100
Ronny Markes -120
Stefan Struve +125
Dave Herman -145
Diego Sanchez +280
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes are not giving Sanchez much of a chance to win in his first time in the Octagon in nearly a year. He will currently pay UFC odds of +255 at 5Dimes for the upset, while a successful bet on Ellenberger will cost -290 at Bovada.
If the trend on Ellenberger continues the way it’s been going that price is expected to get even more expensive as fight time nears.
The other fight with MMA betting lines already available on the UFC on Fuel TV fight card is a Heavyweight battle between Stefan Struve and Dave Herman. Like most Struve fights this one is tough to handicap, and most sportsbooks have it close to even-money less the juice.
Herman is currently the favorite with UFC odds of -120 at Bovada while Struve is at EVEN at 5Dimes. More action has been placed on Struve thus far, and if that trend continues Herman could end up as the underdog by fight time.
Picking a winner in this one may be a tough call, but any prop action you can find on the fight not going the distance would be a great choice at just about any price.