UFC 247 is just one day away. Most of the hype surrounding the event is focused on the two title fights on the main card. Jon Jones is defending his light heavyweight title against Dominick Reyes, while Valentina Shevchenko puts her flyweight strap on the line against Katlyn Chookagian. The main card also features heavy-hitting heavyweights and a very interesting featherweight bout. Unfortunately, the quality undercard for this event is being underlooked.
UFC 247 Prelims Odds
Here are the betting lines for the fights on the UFC 247 prelims. If you’re interested in placing wagers during the event, be sure to click here for MMA betting advice.
Miles Johns (-130) vs. Mario Bautista (+100)
Kicking off the prelims is a very intriguing matchup between two bantamweight prospects. Johns, at just 25 years old, enters this fight with a perfect 10-0 record, including two wins in the UFC. Bautista is a year older at 26, and currently holds a record of 7-1. His only career loss came to top bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen in January 2019. Both guys have wins by knockout, submission, and decision. With two similar fighters squaring off in this one, it isn’t a surprise to see the odds so close.
Alex Morono (-275) vs. Kalinn Williams (+215)
This fight is not a case of two fighters at similar points in their careers. Alex Morono is 29 years old and enters this fight, his tenth in the promotion, with a career record of 17-5. On the other hand, the 25 year old Williams enters this fight with a record of 9-1. He is making his UFC debut and has four career wins via knockout. The odds favor Morono heavily due to the advantages he will have in the grappling and experience departments.
Andrea Lee (-350) vs. Lauren Murphy (+265)
Lauren Murphy enters this fight with more experience in the UFC, but that’s probably her only real advantage. Andrea Lee is 11-3 in her career and had a seven-fight win streak snapped back at UFC 242. Murphy is 11-4, but each of those four losses have come in her last seven fights. Her most recent fight was a TKO victory back in August. Murphy is the biggest underdog on the entire undercard. This is due to the huge striking advantage that Lee has, as she is one of the best strikers in all of women’s MMA.
Trevin Giles (-150) vs. Antonio Arroyo (+130)
Trevin Giles was 11-0 in his MMA career until he lost his last two fights. Antonio Arroyo sits with a record of 9-3. He is 0-1 in the UFC, though he was victorious twice on the Contender Series before making his official debut. Giles will definitely have the advantage on the feet in this fight and his athletic advantage will only help him. One path to victory for Arroyo will definitely be by dragging the fight to the ground. Both of Giles’s losses have come via submission, while Arroyo has submitted four opponents in his career. This could end up playing out like a typical striker vs. grappler matchup.
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