UFC 205 Betting Recap

The sport’s greatest showman took over the world’s greatest arena in epic fashion with a second-round TKO victory over Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC’s first two-division champion. McGregor wasn’t the only one that cashed in as many savvy, or maybe just lucky, bettors hit on everything from plus-money props to calling their shot on one of the five underdogs who won.

The biggest underdog Sportsbook was Yoel Romero at +175 who landed a highlight-reel flying knee to the head of Chris Weidman.  As for method of victory props, the biggest bet that cashed was Vincente Luque by KO at +530 over Belal Muhammad.

In the event’s wildest result, Bruce Buffer had a Steve Harvey moment where he initially called the welterweight title fight as a split-decision win for Tyron Woodley, when in fact, after clarification, it was determined that the fight was a draw. If you’re maniacal enough to be betting draws — there had only been two previous ones this year — you would have cashed in at +6500. Of course, if you’re the type of person who bets draws, you’re likely deeply in debt, but either way, congrats on your winnings.

Here’s a look at UFC 205’s betting results:

UFC 205 Betting recap
Fight Sportsbook Method of Victory
Alvarez vs McGregor McGregor (-170) TKO (-105)
Woodley vs Thompson Draw (+6500) N/A
Jedrzejczyk vs Kowalkiewicz Jedrzejczyk (-450) Decision (-115)
Weidman vs Romero Romero (+175) TKO (+300)
Tate vs Pennington Pennington (+100) Decision (+240)
Edgar vs Stephens Edgar (-300) Decision (-145)
Nurmagomedov vs Johnson Nurmagomedov (-335) SUB (+280)
Natal vs Boetsch Boetsch (+125) TKO (+355)
Luque vs Muhammad Luque (-115) KO (+530)
Miller vs Alves Miller (+130) Decision (+220)
Carmouche vs Chookagian Carmouche (+145) Decision (+385)