Heavyweights will be the headliners of the upcoming UFC Fight Night 51 when former UFC Heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski takes on Antonio Silva. UFC betting odds are already available at Sportsbook on all eleven UFC Fight Night 51 fights including some early prop options.
Arlovski will be going into the fight as a heavy underdog, currently handicapped at Sportsbook at +360. Silva is expected to be too strong and is currently coming with a -450 price. In a Heavyweight matchup anything can happen, and in this case it might be worth the risk to take some action on the former champ.
UFC Fight Night 51 odds at Sportsbook currently have seven props available on the main event. We like the Silva wins inside the distance at -165 with some hedge action like Arlovski inside the distance at +375 or the fight doesn’t go to decision at -280.
Gleison Tibau will look to stay in the Lightweight mix with a win over Piotr Hallmann. Currently Sportsbook has Tibau handicapped as the -230 favorite while Piotr will pay +170. This is a typical up-and-comer meets a mid-range gatekeeper matchup and we have to say it’s surprising to see the current numbers.
This fight has been periodically handicapped much closer, with Tibau’s MMA odds edge being as small as -170. We like the upset in this one, as Piotr is the younger and more well-rounded mixed martial artist of the two.
Efrain Escudero will have to beat the UFC Fight Night 51 odds as the current Sportsbook +160 underdog against Ultimate Fighter Brazil Sportsbook Leonardo Santos. UFC odds action on Santos to win is currently coming with a -210 price. We like the favorite in this one, especially at the Sportsbook bargain currently being offered.
The OVER/UNDER option in this fight is set at 2.5 rounds. The UNDER is currently paying UFC odds of +160 as our favorite option. They will be looking to showcase themselves, both having suffered recent loses, and should be taking chances to attempt to finish the fight.