Paige VanZant huge underdog vs. Amanda Ribas at Fight Island's UFC 251

SportsbookWire Staff
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Paige VanZant (8-4) is a huge underdog Saturday night at +550 odds, according to BetMGM oddsmakers, against Amanda Ribas (9-1), who enters at -834 odds, in their UFC 251 women's flyweight matchup at Fight Island.

Are you new to sports betting? At -834 odds, Ribas returns just a $1.20 profit on a $10 wager with a victory.

On the flip side, VanZant's underdog status would payout large, returning a $55.00 profit on a $10 wager. The oddsmakers don't see it happening, though. At +550, that gives her implied winning odds of just 15.38% or 11/2 fractional odds to beat Ribas, who has an 89.29% implied odds of winning this matchup.

See:Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant odds, picks and best bets

Despite the large odds against VanZant, the oddsmakers favor this fight going the distance with -125 odds. On a simple yes/no against going the distance, the bookmakers have it even at -112 for yes/no on the bout.

Both women are coming off a win in their last fight, with no height advantage with both standing 5-foot-4. Ribas weighs in at 125 lbs, while VanZant comes in at 155 lbs. Only an inch separates their reach, with Ribas having the advantage 66″:65″.

Ribas vs. VanZant odds and betting lines

December 16, 2016; Sacramento, CA, USA; Paige VanZant weighs in for her bout against Michelle Waterson during weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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Odds via sportsbook; last updated Friday at 9 p.m. ET.

  • Fight Result (2-way): VanZant +550 / Ribas -834
  • Total number of rounds: Over 1.5 -233 / Under +180
  • Will the fight go the distance? Yes -112 / No -112
  • Gone in 60 seconds: VanZant to win +2200 / Ribas to win +700
  • How will the fight finish? KO/TKO/DQ +240 / Submission +240 / Decision -125

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