UFC 251 Betting Data Reveals Massively One-Sided Wagers for Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal on FanDuel Sportsbook

Jason Schandl
FanDuel Sportsbook data reveals a clear fan-favorite in Usman vs Masvidal betting.
FanDuel Sportsbook data reveals a clear fan-favorite in Usman vs Masvidal betting. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Fight week for UFC 251 has been a crazy one. The original main even between Kamar Usman and Gilbert Burns was scrapped when Burns tested positive for COVID-19. It looked like Usman may not fight at all, but then the UFC got Jorge Masvidal to step in on short notice. For most fans, this matchup is even more highly anticipated than Usman vs. Burns was.

Usman is a sizable betting favorite against Masvidal, but bettors seem to think the line in this fight is way off.

On FanDuel Sportsbook, nearly 92 percent of all the money line bets have been placed on the underdog Masvidal. That has been reflected in the betting line as well, since Masvidal started the week at +230 but is now available at +215.

As far as method of victory prop bets, the market is incredibly high on Masvidal again. About 40 percent of such bets have been placed on Masvidal by KO/TKO, which has +310 odds.

There's sure to be plenty more money to come in on this fight as Saturday night approaches, but bettors appear to have firmly planted their flag on Masvidal being the superior bet.

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