- The main event for UFC On ESPN 9 features Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns.
- With Woodley as the favorite (-162), many props for a Burns victory offer great payouts.
- Burns is +350 to win inside the distance but those odds increase to +700 to win by TKO/KO.
- UFC on ESPN 9 ending the main event in a draw comes with +5000 odds.
LAS VEGAS – With UFC being the predominant sports for bettors to take action on, Fight Night has become a household name. There are 11 fights on Saturday’s card that bettors can take action on, but the main event between Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns will certainly take the focus of the betting handle.
Woodley is the favorite (-162) in the 11 p.m. main event, as Burns (+142) comes in with a small underdog status.
Despite being able to bet the moneyline for the Woodley and Burns fight, those who want to make the most money betting on UFC will be found in the props section.
Gilbert Burns to Win Inside Distance (+350)
As Burns is the underdog, any prop on him to win the event within a certain stipulation will come with amplified odds.
Despite being a close underdog, Burns comes into the event with four fights to his name over the last year and a half. On the other side, Woodley has only fought once in that span, indicating that Burns may be able to use conditioning to his advantage.
If Burns wins the bout, he will likely do so inside the distance, as only three of his last 10 matches have been won by points.
Gilbert Burns to Win by TKO/KO (+700)
Doubling down on Burns to win, UFC bettors can find their risk increased to seven-fold if he does so by TKO/KO.
In Burns, last fight – UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira – Burns won by TKO in Round 1 against Demian Maia. However, Woodley is his own beast, as none of his three losses have ended inside the distance.
The risk is certainly there; however, sometimes a little crazy is the way to make money.
Total Rounds – Over 3.5 Rounds (EVEN)
Despite the belief that Burns could end the match early, the third round is where the oddsmakers fall off on their over-under odds.
With even odds for the fight to at least get into the fourth round, bettors shouldn’t mind risking a sizeable wager here.
Four of the last five matches that Woodley has fought in have ended after Round 5. Likewise, three of Burns’ last five wins have come by points, showing both of the fighter’s abilities to make the main event a proper fight.
Those that are nervous that the fight will fall just short of this mark, should look to hedge their bet with Woodley to win in Round 3 (+1000) or Burns to win in Round (+1400).
Fight Ends In A Draw (+5000)
While nobody wants to see a fight end in a draw – especially the main event – the odds are too good to pass up. As expressed, points have been a common winning method by these two fighters, and a toss up on the scorecards could lead to a draw.
If the fight does go the distance, it could end up being a bloodbath in which no winner is crowned.
Neither fighter has been involved in a draw in their storied careers; however, this lottery ticket is best used when betting a small risk.
Fight Completes 1 Full Round (-400)
As the only favorite on the list, bettors will have to lay a large amount to a smaller return. However, taking the chance that Woodley and Burns make it to Round 2 is very high.
Still, it is important to keep in mind that Burns has been knocked out in Round 1 once before and has also won three matches within the first round.
Meanwhile, Woodley has knocked out thee competitors in Round 1 over his career.
While this may not give much incentive to bettors to risk the highly favored odds, all of these events (with the exception of one of Burns’ Round 1 victories) have occurred years ago.
In fact, six of the mentioned eight instances occurred in 2018 or earlier.
With major ways to win betting on UFC On ESPN 9, be sure to get in all the best possible bets before the event begins at 6 p.m. EST.
As the 11 fights will give bettors opportunities to see how the prop bets fall and how rewarding it can be, those who are scanning the legal sports betting sites will get in on the best UFC action.
Michael began writing as an NBA content writer and has spent time scouting college basketball for Florida State University under Leonard Hamilton and the University of Alabama under Anthony Grant. A graduate of both schools, he covers topics focused on legal sports betting, betting odds, and casino reviews. Michael likes to golf, play basketball, hike, and kayak when not glued to the TV watching NBA games.