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.