A very interesting fight between two welterweight contenders headlines the final UFC card of a wild 2020 as Stephen Thompson collides with Geoff Neal. Perhaps a decisive win for one of these men will catapult them into the title conversation but they are just the tip of the iceberg in a stacked UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal card.
For the main event, the Stephen Thompson vs Geoff Neal odds have the former as a slight underdog with the latter being the favorite. We have the full UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal odds as well as a preview and best bets below:
This is the first appearance of 2020 for Thompson despite an impressive performance vs Vicente Luque last November. Prior to that, “Wonderboy” was on his first-ever losing streak, a skid that included getting knocked out for the first time as well.
Speaking of knockouts, Neal and his heavy hands are making their first walk to the Octagon since last December, when he made short work of Mike Perry with a first-round knockout. “Handz of Steel” has knocked out three of his last four opponents.
Online sportsbook Bovada has released UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal odds and has listed Neal as the slight -125 favorite with Thompson coming back as a -105 underdog. This means you would have to wager $125 on a Neal win to profit $100, while a $100 bet on a Thompson win would profit you $105.
Looking at the Thompson vs Neal odds, our sports betting calculator tells us Neal’s odds of -125 have an implied win probability of 55.56 percent while Thompson’s odds of -105 have an implied win probability of 51.22 percent.
UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs Neal Odds
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Stephen Thompson vs Geoff Neal Betting Odds
Perhaps a little surprising to some, Thompson (-105) is looking for consecutive wins for the first time since 2016. His winning streak then earned him a title shot that ended in a draw, which was followed up with a loss in the rematch by majority decision. Meanwhile, Neal (-125) has continued to climb the welterweight rankings with five straight wins in the UFC after getting a contract in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2017.
Prediction: Geoff Neal (-125) via knockout
Jose Aldo vs Marlon Vera Betting Odds
After stealing all of the hype from Sean O’Malley with a first-round knockout over him in August, Marlon “Chito” Vera (+120) looks to add a former champion to his list of victories. That ex-champion is the former featherweight king, Jose Aldo (-150), who held the belt for four years and made six title defenses.
Prediction: Jose Aldo (-150) via knockout
Michel Pereira vs Khaos Williams Betting Odds
With five combined performance bonuses in just six fights, Michel “Demolidor” Pereira (-130) and Khaos Williams (EVEN) could be in line to pick up another $50,000 in what surely will be a “don’t blink” type of fight.
Prediction: Michel Pereira (-130) via decision
Marlon Moraes vs Rob Font Betting Odds
Former title challenger Marlon “Magic” Moraes (-155) looks to end 2020 on a high note after suffering a second-round knockout in his last appearance back in October. Meanwhile, Rob Font (+125) finds himself on a two-fight winning streak and a victory over a guy like Moraes will put him in the title conversation.
Prediction: Rob Font (+125) via decision
Marcin Tybura vs Greg Hardy Betting Odds
A winning streak will come to a close in this heavyweight bout. Marcin “Tybur” Tybura (-105) has picked up three straight wins, all in 2020, most recently edging Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision. As for Greg “Prince of War” Hardy (-125), he is on a two-fight winning streak since losing a unanimous decision to Alexander Volkov.
Prediction: Greg Hardy (-125) via knockout
Anthony Pettis vs Alex Morono Betting Odds
Former lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (-235) opens the main card looking for back-to-back wins for the first time since 2013-14 when he was the champ. Looking to halt Pettis at just one win is Alex “The Great White” Morono (+185), who has won four of his last five, including a decisive unanimous decision a month ago vs Rhys McKee.