It’s fight day for UFC 277, which will be hosted from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The card’s headliner will feature women’s bantamweight champion, Julianna Pena, in a rematch with the woman she took the title from, Amanda Nunes. Now, let’s go look at the odds and a few prop bets.
The first time these fighters met was at UFC 269 back in December of 2021. Julianna Pena was a +650 betting underdog to Amanda Nunes’ favored line of -1000. Pena shocked the world to become the champ, and although that line is much smaller this time around, Juliana is still the underdog. For tonight’s UFC 277Pena is listed with a +220 moneyline, while Nunes is being offered up at a favored tick of -260.
Just like their first encounter, the odds reflect this rematch ending early. The proposition ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is rocking a strongly favored line of -250, with a +180 comeback on the ‘Fight goes to decision’ bet.
Not only are the oddsmakers siding with Amanda here, but they’re also suspecting that she’ll get a finish. The prop bet ‘Nunes wins inside distance’ is positioned at -125, with ‘Not Nunes inside distance’ sporting a line of -105. Although she stopped Nunes in their first fisticuffs, the bookies aren’t expecting a similar ending. The proposition ‘Pena wins inside distance’ holds an inflated value of +425, while the ‘Not Pena inside distance’ selection is wildly favored at -700.
It seems as though a knockout would be the way “The Lioness” would find a finish as ‘Nunes wins by TKO/KO’ is trending at +110. Going the other way with that same prop, ‘Pena wins by TKO/KO’ is navigating in the +1000 realm.
“The Venezuelan Vixen” snagged up an RNC to capture the title, but the exotic bet ‘Pena wins by submission’ can be found floating around with a +650 line. The odds are suggesting that Amanda actually has a better chance of getting a tap with ‘Nunes wins by submission’ owning a +500 line. Go figure!
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