Weekend Fight Odds: UFC Fight Night 108, Bellator 178, Berto vs. Porter

By Mike Sloan Apr 21, 2017

This weekend is loaded from top to bottom with plenty of professional fights, both in mixed martial arts and boxing. With UFC Fight Night 108 and Bellator 178 anchoring the MMA side of things and a major boxing event on Showtime as well as a Top Rank pay-per-view card, there are more options for savvy bettors than usual.

Cub Swanson is set to take on Artem Lobov in the main event of UFC Fight Night 108, which goes down Saturday night in Nashville, Tenn. Swanson, one of the most beloved fighters on the UFC roster due to his willingness to stand and trade with everybody, currently rests as a sizable betting favorite over Lobov. Swanson, who rose to fame in the WEC, stands as a -675 favorite while Lobov, one of Conor McGregor’s main teammates, is a +500 underdog.

While there aren’t too many lopsided matches on the rest of the UFC card, fan favorite and “The Ultimate Fighter 1” champion Diego Sanchez is a +315 underdog to Al Iaquinta, who has been sitting idle for two years. Iaquinta is a -400 favorite going in.

The main event of Bellator 178 will see Daniel Straus finally return from a gruesome broken hand to fight rival Patricio Freire for the fourth time. As of this writing, Straus is a slight favorite to retain his title at -160. “Pitbull,” meanwhile, is a small ‘dog at +135.

On the boxing side of things, former IBF world welterweight champion Shawn Porter sits as a hefty favorite over former two-time 147-pound titlist Andre Berto. Porter is currently sitting on the books at -575 while Berto is a +435 ‘dog.

The co-feature to the Showtime-televised event, however, is expected to be a gross mismatch. Reigning WBC super welterweight king Jermell Charlo is a massive betting favorite at -1650 while his challenger, Charles Hatley, is hovering around +900 going into the weekend.

UFC Fight Night 108 betting odds:
Artem Lobov +500
Cub Swanson -675

Diego Sanchez +315
Al Iaquinta -400

Marcos Rogerio de Lima +140
Ovince St. Preux -165

Eddie Wineland +355
John Dodson -450

Stevie Ray -190
Joe Lauzon +160

Jake Ellenberger +120
Mike Perry -140

Sam Alvey +105
Thales Leites -125

Brandon Moreno +125
Dustin Ortiz -145

Michael McBride +300
Scott Holtzman -365

Danielle Taylor +101
Jessica Penne -121

Joe Proctor +279
Bryan Barberena -350

Cindy Dandois +250
Alexis Davis -310

Hector Sandoval +105
Matt Schnell -125

Bellator 178 betting odds:
Patricio Freire +135
Daniel Straus -160

Jessica Middleton +335
Ilima-Lei Macfarlane -420

Dominic Mazzotta +360
A.J. McKee -465

Ryan Quinn +250
Saad Awad -300

Major boxing betting odds:
Andre Berto +435
Shawn Porter -575

Charles Hatley +900
Jermell Charlo -1650

Gabriel Rosado +280
Martin Murray -340

Miguel Marriaga +750
Oscar Valdez -1100

Adeilson Dos Santos +2050
Jessie Magdalen -4115

Note: Odds are courtesy of bigonsports.com


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