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Boardroom’s UFC 272 Betting Quick-Start Guide

A look at the key aspects of the card, including the much-anticipated Covington-Masvidal showdown, with betting info via Fanduel Sportsbook.

UFC 272 will feature one of the most distinctive feuds in MMA history. There’s no championship on the line when main eventers Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal square off—pushing the promotion to spin a unique angle to sell PPVs. Their friend-turned-foe narrative will adequately assist in lighting up the marquee of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. However, fans of the sport are just ready to once against digest some UFC action.

Covington and Masvidal used to train together at the American Top Team in Coconut Beach, Florida. The former roommates spent time together playing video games, watching movies, and eating dinner. However, the friendship turned sour after Masvidal declared Colby failed to pay Masvidal’s coach after a fight.

Ultimately, Colby was kicked out of American Top Team, while Jorge remained a distinguished figure in the gym. For years, both competitors directed subliminal shots via social media, chomping at the bit to fight each other one day.

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Now, the heated rivals will finally slug it out in the UFC 272 main event, with lifetime bragging rights on the line. The card features a plethora of headlines to dig into. But before UFC 272 begins, let’s take a look at the fight odds via our partners at FanDuel Sportsbook.

UFC 272 at a Glance

Main Storyline: It’s Colby vs. Masvidal in a welterweight showdown. There’s no championship on the line, marking the event as the first major non-title PPV fight since 2015.

Where: UFC 272 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 20,000-seat venue is the home for all UFC events in Las Vegas.

When: Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 6 p.m. EST for the early prelims), while the remaining undercard begins at 8 p.m. The main card follows at 10 p.m.

How to watch: The early preliminary bouts will air on UFC Fight Pass. The traditional undercard is set to air on ESPN and ESPN+, with the main card airing exclusively on ESPN+ PPV.

UFC 272 Card & Fanduel Betting Odds Guide

Our original betting guide showed you how to read lines and gave you a detailed example of the different kinds of bets to place in MMA and how to do it. Reading it will ensure your understanding of the upcoming betting information.

*Keep in mind that the FanDuel odds constantly change and are reflected by the time of writing.

Main Card Odds

Welterweight:: Colby Covington (-330) vs. Jorge Masvidal (+265)
Catchweight (160 lb): Rafael dos Anjos (-178) vs. Renato Moicano (+150)
Featherweight: Edson Barboza (+138) vs. Bryce Mitchell (-164)
Welterweight: Kevin Holland (-360) vs. Alex Oliveira (+290)
Heavyweight: Sergey Spivak (-190) vs. Greg Hardy (+160)

UFC 272 Main Card Betting Analysis

  • Fanduel is currently running a promotion for new users to their app. All in favor of Masvidal will receive boosted 30:1 odds on him. If he were to win, a $5.00 bet, for instance, would win new users $150. To get the promotion, make sure to read the rules and eligibility restrictions provided by FanDuel.
  • Covington has never lost a fight in his MMA career as the betting favorite.
  • UFC Featherweight Bryce Mitchell will look to make history as the first fighter with custom fight shorts in the Venum era. The Arkansas native partnered with outdoor company Realtree to showcase a camo patterned fight short design.
  • Since going on a previous five-fight win streak, Kevin Holland is 0-2-1 in his last three showings. In all three, Holland was a betting underdog except against Kyle Daukaus, which was a push at (-112.)

Prelim Card Odds

Lightweight: Jalin Turner (-168) vs. Jamie Mullarkey (+136)
Women’s Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez (-280) vs. Yan Xiaonan (+220)
Light Heavyweight: Nicolae Negumereanu(+118) vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu (-144)
Women’s Flyweight: Maryna Moroz (+152) vs. Mariya Agapova (-188)

UFC 272 Prelim Betting Analysis

  • The event will mark the 4th consecutive fight night for Kennedy Nzechukwu in Las Vegas. It’ll also be the first time that he is the betting favorite while fighting in Las Vegas.
  • Maryna Moroz serves as the only Ukrainian fighter on the card and is an underdog against Apapova.
  • Maros is on a two-fight winning streak in the UFC’s flyweight division, and was a betting underdog in both bouts.

UFC 272 Early Prelim Betting Odds

Featherweight: Brian Kelleher(+570) vs. Umar Nurmagomedov (-820)
Flyweight: Tim Elliott (+194) vs. Tagir Ulanbekov (-245)
Lightweight: Devonte Smith (-154) vs. Ľudovít Klein (+130)
Light Heavyweight: Michał Oleksiejczuk (+166) vs. Dustin Jacoby (-198)

UFC 272 Early Prelim Betting Analysis

  • This fight officially makes Tim Elliott a veteran of 20 years in the UFC.
  • Umar Nurmagomedov is the largest betting favorite on the entire card at (-820.) He is the cousin of future UFC Hall of Fame fighter and all-time great, Khabib.
  • Umar is 13-0 in his MMA career and has been a betting favorite through each encounter.

UFC 272 Fanduel Betting Guide Disclaimer

Boardroom does not predict the outcomes of fights for readers, so the information in this column shall not be considered betting advice. We provide the knowledge and tools a bettor needs to understand types of bets, odds, and facts to make wagers based on their judgment.

The current odds listed within the guide are real-time and subject to change via the sportsbook. Odds reflected in this piece may not be the final odds before fight night and can be verified by visiting FanDuel Sportsbook.

Historic fight odds data comes via Best Fight Odds.

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