UFC 259 Odds & Betting Data: 47% Of Bettors Think Anderson Can Upset Nunes

The oddsmakers make Amanda Nunes a heavy betting favorite, but bettors are not shy in betting on Megan Anderson at big odds
Tom Dodd
Wed, March 3, 6:39 AM EST

Bettors Backing Megan Anderson To Cause Major Upset At UFC259

UFC259 is headlined by Blachowicz vs. Adesanya, but a lot of fans will be tuning into the card to see if Amanda Nunes can defend her Women’s Featherweight title against Megan Anderson and just what will become of that division.

It’s indisputable that Amanda Nunes is the greatest female fighter to ever walk into the Octagon and she’s understandably a massive betting favorite to defeat Megan Anderson on Saturday night. Nunes heads into this fight off the back of 11 straight UFC wins with some famous fights included in that streak. She really came to people’s attention back in December 2016 with a destruction of Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 and since then has further cemented her legacy with wins over Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm and most recently Felicia Spencer. 

Oddsmakers have her at best odds of -1100, an incredible 91.7% chance of victory. But those odds aren’t enticing bettors right now with 47% of bets this week on Megan Anderson causing the upset. Anderson can be backed at odds of +750 (15/2 in fractional terms) – so a $10 wager to profit $75. That’s a huge dog in a two way fight.

Can Megan Anderson do it and why are bettors confident she can pull off the shock? Well, one reason could be her physicality. Standing at 6 feet tall, she will enjoy a huge size advantage over Nunes and being one of the most powerful hitters that Nunes has fought, it promises to be a very interesting fight.

View the odds for the fight here.

Fighter

Odds

Amanda Nunes

-1100 (Click To Bet)

Megan Anderson

+750 (Click To Bet)

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