UFC 205 is right around the corner, and as of now, here are the latest betting odds.
UFC 205 has 3 title fights and odds makers at 5dimes have 2 of the current champions as underdogs.Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley are both set to make their first title defense and are both betting underdogs to the challengers. Women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is a heavy betting favorite over challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
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Jedrzejczyk (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and Kowalkiewicz (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) have already crossed paths back when both fighters were amateurs back in 2012. Jedrzejczyk won by submission in the 1st round. Since that fight, both fighters turned pro and are both undefeated as professionals.
Alvarez (28-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is looking to make his first title defense since winning the lightweight championship at UFC Fight Night 90 in July. He is facing current featherweight champion Conor McGregor (20-3 MMA, 8-1 UFC). McGregor earned his shot at the lightweight title by beating Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in a welterweight bout. McGregor hasn’t fought in the lightweight division since he earned the Cage Warriors lightweight championship in 2012.
Woodley (16-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is defending his welterweight championship for the first time against Stephen Thompson (13-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC). Woodley won the welterweight championship by knocking out Robbie Lawler just 2:12 in the first round at UFC 201. Thompson is on a 7 fight win streak with 4 of the wins by way of KO/TKO.
UFC 205 Preliminary Card Betting Odds:
Frankie Edgar (-340) vs. Jeremy Stephens (+280)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (-290) vs. Michael Johnson (+245)
Rafael Natal (-155) vs. Tim Boetsch (+135)
Vicente Luque (+120) vs. Belal Muhammad (-140)
Jim Miller (+140) vs. Thiago Alves (-160)
Liz Carmouche (+150) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (-170)
UFC 205 Main Card Betting Odds:
Eddie Alvarez (+145) vs. Conor McGregor (-165)
Tyron Woodley (+170) vs. Stephen Thompson (-200)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (-410) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (+330)
Chris Weidman (-175) vs. Yoel Romero (+155)
Kelvin Gastelum (+135) vs. Donald Cerrone (-155)
UFC 205 is the organizations long awaited return to New York after the state lifted the ban on MMA. The event will be held on Saturday November 12 at Madison Square Garden. You can watch live with the early prelims starting at 7 PM ET on UFC Fight Pass and the main card only on Pay Per View.