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UFC 180 Betting: Werdum vs. Hunt Odds

With UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez out with an injury UFC 180 in Mexico City will now feature a main event for the UFC Heavyweight Interim title.

MMA betting fans will also be able to get action on TUF winner Kevin Gastelum as he sets out to make his name in the UFC Welterweight division, as well as a key Featherweight battle between two of the best at 145 pounds.

Fabricio Werdum will still get his chance at UFC gold despite Cain Velasquez’s injury but he will have to beat the hard-hitting Mark Hunt to become Interim champion. Currently a UFC odds -420 favorite, Werdum is expected to control the fight and use his grappling skills to dominate Hunt for what should be either a decision or a submission win.

Some better value may be found in the 5Dimes prop bets. Werdum wins inside the distance is currently set at -210, and if you think the fight will go the distance Werdum by decision will pay +460. Hunt always has a puncher’s chance, and opting for the Hunt inside the distance at UFC 180 odds of +432 looks like a good way to hedge a couple of MMA betting units on the upset.

UFC 180 betting odds (check updates at Bovada):

Marlon Vera    -245                
Marco Antonio Beltran    +225                
Jessica Eye    -235                
Leslie Smith    +215                
Edgar Garcia    -190                
Hector Urbina    +175                
Augusto Montano    -210                
Chris Heatherly    +190                
Henry Briones    -115                
Guido Cannetti    +105                
Gabriel Benitez    -355                
Humberto Brown    +320                
Leonardo Morales    +150                
Yair Rodriguez    -160                
Masio Fullen    -160                
Alexander Torres    +120                
Kelvin Gastelum    -192                
Jake Ellenberger    +177                
Dennis Bermudez    -170                
Ricardo Lamas    +160                
Alejandro Perez    +200                
Jose Quinonez    -220                
Fabricio Werdum    -410                
Mark Hunt    +365               

Jake Ellenberger will need a win over rising star Kevin Gastelum to remain relevant in the UFC Welterweight division, but he will be facing a very talented grappler. Current UFC 180 odds at 5Dimes have Ellenberger listed as the +190 underdog, but we think he will spend most of the fight on his back and like the -230 option on Gastelum.

In a three-rounder one has to like the UFC 180 odds on Gastelum winning via decision at +182. The OVER 2.5 rounds at -140 is another good value option.

Dennis Bermudez will look to make it eight straight Octagon wins with a win over Ricardo Lamas. Current odds at 5Dimes offer a -170 price on Bermudez and a +150 payday on Lamas. These two fighters are hungry and should put on an aggressive battle, making the fight doesn’t go to a decision at +140 a good value bet.