UFC Odds: Woodley's Odds Shortening Ahead Of Saturday's Fight

With the majority of bettors backing Tyron Woodley in his return to the octagon, the former welterweight champion's odds have been slashed
Brian Good
Fri, May 29, 6:44 AM EDT

Tyron Woodley is scheduled to make his first appearance in the octagon in more than a year on Saturday, facing off against Gilbert Burns as the main event on the UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas, and bettors seem eager to back him for a win.

Woodley, whose last match resulted in a loss via decision to Kamaru Usman on March 2, 2019, has seen overwhelming support for his return. According to DraftKings, 68% of all bets have come in on Woodley to win outright, with 69% of the handle on the former welterweight champion.

As the majority of bets have started to pour in for Woodley, his odds have started to shorten. Woodley opened at a -141 favorite and has moved to as short as -204 a day before Saturday’s main event.

Burns has seen his odds drift from -105 at open to +150 in that same time.

That means oddsmakers are giving Woodley a 67.1% implied probability to come out with the win and giving Burns just a 40% chance of doing the same.

Woodley’s loss to Usman last year was his first loss in the UFC since 2014. He was seen as one of the best pound-to-pound fighters in the world prior to the Usman defeat and will surely be looking to get his name back in that conversation with a big win on Saturday night.

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