Makhachev vs. Moises Odds: 90% of Bettors Backing Makhachev at UFC Fight Night
If you’re a casual fight fan and not aware of who Islam Makhachev is, Saturday’s UFC Fight Night may just be his coming out party and you don’t want to miss it.
Islam Makhachev is 19 years old, holds a 19-1 professional MMA record and is one of the most promoising up-and-coming fighters in the company. Adding to the Islam Makhachev hype train is the fact that he’s considered the protégé to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Islam Makhachev and Khabib train together, and that extensive time with one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time has the combat sports world waiting to see just how high Islam Makhachev can ascend throughout the UFC ranks.
This Saturday, at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, Makhachev is the headliner, taking on Thiago Moises, and he’s also an overwhelming favorite in the minds of both oddsmakers and the betting public.
Let’s take a look at the latest Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises odds and UFC fight night betting to see what kind of betting trends we can identify leading up to the fight.
Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises odds are predictably heavily favoring the Rissian, Islam Makhachev.
Makhachev comes into the fight having won seven straight fights dating back to 2016. The last, and only, time he lost came in 2015 at the hands of Adriano Martins, a journeyman MMA fighter.
As for Thiago Moises, the 26-year old Brazilian is no slouch himself. In 19 professional fights, he’s 15-4 overall. Moises has won three straight fights coming in, but the oddsmakers still don’t like his chances.
As of Friday, the latest Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises odds have Makhachev’s best odds at -625, odds that imply a 86.2% chance he wins. But, if you look at his shortest odds, which sit at -820, he has an 89.1% implied probability of winning.
Meanwhile, the most recent Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises odds give Moises a 14.9% chance of winning with his odds at +570.
UFC Fight Night Betting: Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises
When you start throwing around “Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protege” people start to listen. Islam Makhachev is an absolute beast in the octagon, but it doesn’t hurt that he also gets the stamp of approval from the best fighter of the last decade.
So, it’s expected that Islam Makhachev will be the public betting picks almost every time he has a fight. But, this week’s UFC betting numbers are shocking even for him.
As of Friday, Islam Makhachev is back by 89.09% of all moneyline wagers on Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises odds. Only 10.91% of bets have come in on the longshot, Moises.
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UFC Fight Night: Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises Fight Card
UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moisés Main Event
Lightweight (155lbs): Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moisés
UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moisés Main Card
(W) Bantamweight (135lbs): Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate
Lightweight (155lbs): Jeremy Stephens vs. Mateusz Gamrot
Middleweight (185lbs): Rodolfo Vieira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
Featherweight (145lbs): Gabriel Benítez vs. Billy Quarantillo
UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Moisés Prelim Card
Welterweight (170lbs): Daniel Rodriguez vs. Preston Parsons
(W) Strawweight (115lbs): Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz
Bantamweight (135lbs): Khalid Taha vs. Sergey Morozov
Bantamweight (135lbs): Miles Johns vs. Anderson dos Santos
Flyweight (125lbs): Francisco Figueiredo vs. Malcolm Gordon
Heavyweight (265lbs): Rodrigo Nascimento vs. Alan Baudot