UFC Norfolk is just one day out. There are a lot of interesting betting lines on this card. There are only four favorites on this card that are greater than -200 favorites, meaning there are a lot of fights that oddsmakers think could go either way. Here is a closer look at some of the more interesting lines of UFC Norfolk. If you’re interesting in placing wagers, be sure to take advantage of betting codes ahead of the card.
UFC Norfolk Betting Odds
Joseph Benavidez (-150) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (+130)
This fight became even more interesting with Deiveson Figueiredo missing weight. The fight will now only be a title fight for Benavidez. It will be interesting to see how casinos in the US potentially adjust the lines to account for Figueiredo missing weight. As the odds stand, they represent the general consensus that this fight could go either way.
One major edge Benavidez will likely have in this fight is his cardio. With Figueiredo missing weight, that edge could became greater in Benavidez’s favor. On the other hand, Figueiredo has the athleticism, power, and youth advantage heading into the fight. Generally, it seems that the longer this fight lasts, the more likely Benavidez will be to win his first UFC championship. He is more technically sound with better cardio, but Figueiredo’s athletic and power advantages are no joke.
Magomed Ankalaev (-210) vs. Ion Cutelaba (+175)
In a division that doesn’t have much depth, Magomed Ankalaev is a very promising light heavyweight prospect. He will have the toughest test of his UFC career at UFC Norfolk against a hard-hitting Ion Cutelaba. Ankalaev is riding a three fight win streak, as he was last victorious in November with a bonus-winning third round knockout of Dalcha Lungiambula. Cutelaba’s last fight was successful as well, as he scored a first round TKO victory over Khalil Rountree back in September.
Not your typical Dagestani fighter, Ankalaev isn’t predominantly a grappler. He has grappling skills but is much more potent on the feet. Cutelaba isn’t a grappler, either. This fight is bound to produce some hard-hitting exchanges on the feet. The biggest aspect to watch in this fight is how long it lasts. As the fight drags on, both guys will likely struggle with cardio. However, it seems likely that this one won’t last very long.
Ismail Naurdiev (-125) vs. Sean Brady (+105)
This one has fight of the night written all over it. Ismail Naurdiev, the 23-year old Austrain prospect, is looking to improve his UFC record to 3-1. Across from him will be Sean Brady, an undefeated fighter with a career record of 11-0. 11 of Naurdiev’s 19 career wins have come via knockout, but both of his UFC wins have been via decision. In fact, in their four combined UFC fights (three for Naurdiev and one for Brady), all four fights have went the distance. Brady hasn’t been the knockout artist that Naurdiev has been throughout his career. If the fight ends early, Naurdiev will likely be the one to come out victorious. But, as the fight drags on, it really becomes anyone’s fight to win.
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