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:
|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)|