The lightweight division is one of the deepest and most exciting in the UFC and fight fans will be happy to see that weight class featured in the main event for this week’s UFC Fight Night. No. 9-ranked Islam Makhachev collides with No. 14-ranked Thiago Moises as the former attempts to climb closer to a title fight.
The event will take place at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 17. Looking at the Makhachev vs Moises odds, it is the higher-ranked Islam that is the betting favorite.
Makhachev, a childhood friend of former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, continues to be the boogeyman of the division with many fighters turning down bouts with him as he has his sights set on an eighth straight win and his second of 2021.
Moises also enters this bout on a winning streak, having won three in a row. The Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series alum dropped two of his first three in the Octagon before his current streak.
Makhachev vs Moises Odds
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has released the Makhachev vs Moises odds with Islam listed as the huge -800 favorite and Thiago coming in as the +500 underdog. This means that you would have to wager $800 to profit $100 with a Makhachev win, while a $100 bet on a Moises victory would profit you $500.
Our sports betting calculator tells us that the odds of -800 for Islam carry an implied win probability of 88.89 percent, while Thiago’s odds represent an implied win probability of 16.67 percent.
The largest favorite in the UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises odds comes in the main event with Makhachev (-800) favored over Moises (+500). Meanwhile, the closest betting line comes in the prelim bantamweight fight with Khalid Taha listed as a -135 favorite over Sergey Morozov (+105).
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Islam Makhachev vs Thiago Moises Odds & Prediction
Injuries and a lack of willing dance partners led to Islam Makhachev (-800) being sidelined for a year and a half before his submission victory in March. Meanwhile, Thiago Moises (+500) competed three times during Makhachev’s hiatus and won all three fights.
Prediction: Islam Makhachev (-800) via submission
Marion Reneau vs Miesha Tate Odds & Prediction
Former women’s bantamweight champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate (-165) is returning to the Octagon for the first time in five years. Looking to welcome her back with a closed fist is Marion “The Belizean Bruiser” Reneau (+135), who is searching for her first win since 2018.
Jeremy Stephens vs Mateusz Gamrot Odds & Prediction
Fresh off his first victory in the Octagon, Mateusz “Gamer” Gamrot (-220) eyes a second win in 2021. Hoping to prevent that second win and collect his first triumph in over three years is Jeremy “Lil Heathen” Stephens (+175), who is returning to lightweight for the first time since 2013.
Prediction: Mateusz Gamrot (-220) via knockout
Rodolfo Vieira vs Dustin Stoltzfus Odds & Prediction
Fresh off his first professional loss back in February, Rodolfo Vieira (-200) looks to return to the win column. Similarly, Dustin Stoltzfus (+160) saw his 10-fight winning streak snapped in his UFC debut last November.
Prediction: Dustin Stoltzfus (+160) via decision
Gabriel Benitez vs Billy Quarantillo Odds & Prediction
Billy Quarantillo (+135) looks to return to the win column after having his eight-fight winning streak snapped in his last appearance. Meanwhile, Gabriel “Moggly” Benitez (-165) ended his two-fight losing skid with a first-round knockout win in December.