Best Underdog Betting Options - 7/11/20 UFC 251 Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Best Underdog Betting Options - 7/11/20 UFC 251 Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 251

Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 8:00 PM (Yas Island Beach)

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We head to Yas Island Beach Saturday for UFC 251.

In this article we’re going to take a look at some of the best underdog bets for this UFC card. These are solid value betting options that provide chances to make more bang for your buck.


Here are four underdog options worth betting during UFC 251.  

Max Holloway, +185 - Alexander Volkanovski got the best of Holloway at UFC 245 and is finally getting the respect from oddsmakers that he deserves. Volkanovski punches hard for this weight class and hides his strikes about as well as anybody. Holloway has also taken a beating the last couple of years. Still, right when most are ready to count Holloway out, he bounces back. Holloway is also an all-time great, and he showed progress in those final two rounds. Look for Holloway to build on what he did toward the end of that fight and get his belt back.

Jorge Masvidal, +215 - This isn’t a short notice fight for Masvidal against Kamaru Usman, as word has leaked he was training for a fight regardless and brought in world class wrestlers. Masvidal is in shape and has a wave of momentum behind him. Usman also has a bit of arrogance to him where he tries to prove he’s more than a one-trick pony and part of me believes he wants to strike with Masvidal. Bad idea. Don’t be shocked if Masvidal is crowned champion and pulls off possibly the biggest win of the year in the UFC.

Danny Henry, +167 - Makwan Amirkhani should be the favorite based on his larger sample size against quality fighters and his high level wrestling background. However, Henry has a clear advantage on the feet and has shown that his grappling skills are respectable that includes a solid submission game. Henry has more ways to win this fight and sometimes that’s all that matters in the fight game. Henry is more than a live dog in this spot.

Jiri Prochazka, +145 - There’s been a lot of hype around Jiri Prochazka making his UFC debut and getting him at an underdog price sweetens the pot. We all know what Volkan Oezdemir brings to the table and he’s coming off a solid win over Aleksandar Rakic, but Prochazka is a knockout artist in his own right with a highly respectable chin. This is closer to a 50/50 fight given that both of these fighters can end things with one shot. I like Prochazka to win his UFC debut.


The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.