It’s going to be another big weekend in MMA action as the Ultimate Fighting Championship will host another big event. UFC Fight Night 232 “Allen vs. Craig” is set to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and there are some great bouts scheduled.
As always, you are going to find a number of different ways to wager on each UFC fight, and also some great bouts are going to take place. It’s going to be hard to look at every single fight on the schedule, but you can find some big events scheduled.
Here is a look at the top bouts on the UFC Fight Night 232 schedule and some of the bets that you should look to make.
Middleweights Battle in Main Event
The final fight of the night is going to feature a pair of middleweight contenders that are trying to move up the pecking order in this weight class. It’s going to be Brendan Allen and Paul Craig squaring off in the main event, and you should expect this fight to go on for awhile.
Allen is a pretty big betting favorite in this bout at -410, and he has posted a 10-2 record so far in his UFC career. He is the fighter that looks to have the best chance at getting on the path to contending for a title, but he can’t afford a loss this weekend.
Paul Craig is going to be trying to pull off a huge upset this weekend, and he has betting odds set at +320 to get that done. Craig has had a very interesting start to his UFC career as he has gone 9-6-1 so far in his bouts.
You should expect a good fight in this one, but the best fighter is going to emerge. Bet on Brendan Allen at -410, and he should eventually be able to end this one before the fight is over.
Morales/Matthews in Co-Main Event
Welterweight contenders are going to be featured in the co-main event as Michael Morales will square off with Jake Matthews in the penultimate battle. Just like with the biggest event of the night, these are two fighters that are desperate to pick up a win.
Morales is a pretty big betting favorite in this matchup as well, as he has betting odds set at -270, while you can get Matthews at +230. It’s pretty clear why Morales is the betting favorite in this bout as he has yet to lose a match at the professional level.
Matthews is a proven veteran in the UFC, and he is going to be looking to exploit some weaknesses for Morales in this one. This should be a bout that goes the distance, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the judges score this one.
The smart money is on Morales on Saturday night, but it might be worth it to take Matthews at +230.
Have Fun With Hooper/Leavitt
The most entertaining bout of the night will likely happen in the lightweight class as Chase Hooper will square off with Jordan Leavitt. Hooper is coming into this fight as the favorite at -230, while you can get Leavitt at +190 (courtesy of BetUS).
The reason that this is going to be such an exciting bout is for the simple fact that each man is extremely aggressive. That could lead to an early knockout by one of the fighters, or it might be one where each man just takes blows for the entire fight.
You aren’t going to see a ton of big moves made in this matchup, and it’s going to be hard to keep track of the score. Hooper has proven to be better so far in his career, but Leavitt has also come up with some surprising victories at times.
Bet on Chase Hooper at -230 to win this bout, but it’s not going to be easy.
Plenty of Other Matchups
While there is a ton of temptation to only focus on the biggest bouts set to take place at UFC Fight Night, there are other matchups to explore as well. You are going to find betting odds for a wide range of UFC bouts this weekend, and there will be a chance to score some pretty big wins.
Focus on finding value when betting on the UFC as this is a sport where upsets tend to happen quite frequently. If you choose to sit out of a fight and not get in on the betting action then you are still going to find some great entertainment value this weekend.