Most UFC fans have been outspoken about their lack of excitement for this weekend’s card, even going as far as calling this week’s instalment of UFC Fight Night a disappointment.
Even so, there is money to be made on the card and that means bettors are still jumping at their chance to get in on the action.
Saturday’s co-main event, Eye vs. Calvillo, has split bettors more than any other bout on the card. 51% of the bets are currently on Jessica Eye (-102) while 49% of the wagers have backed Cynthia Calvillo (+120).
The co-main event got off to a rocky start Friday with Eye missing weight by a quarter of a pound. The fight will still go on, but Eye has forfeited 25% of her purse to Calvillo as a result of the missed weight.
Even though the majority of the bets are on Eye to win, Calvillo has the majority of the money behind her. 57% of the handle is on Calvillo, leaving just 43% of the money on the favorite, Eye.
Unfortunately for the UFC, Eye wasn’t the only fighter to miss weight on Friday. Saturday’s other co-main event between Karl Roberson and Marvin Vettori also suffered a setback when Roberson missed the 185-pound weight limit by 5.5 pounds, weighing in at 190.5.
Because he missed weight, Roberson will be forfeiting 30% of his purse, but the fight is still scheduled to take place.