UFC 188 takes place this Saturday, June 13 from the Mexico City Arena.
There are dozens of UFC 188 prop bets on offer with at least 20 more expected before fight night, which has a headline attraction of Cain Velasquez stepping into the Octagon against Fabricio Werdum.
Sportsbooks recognize that the betting public enjoy wagering on the UFC and do a good job spreading exotic prop bets that make the events more watchable, as watching a guy get choked out when you've got money on it brings out the caveman in us all.
The largest variety of proposition wagers are predictably on the main event of Velasquez vs. Werdum, and below is a summary of the outright odds available at bookmakers for the main event.
Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum
Online sportsbooks have set Cain Velasquez as an average -500 favorite. This means a $500 wager will generate $100 in profit for your bankroll. The payback for a $100 wager on Fabricio Werdum for example returns approximately $400. The payouts vary according to the odds set at each online sportsbook, which is why SBR has compiled the odds in the UFC 188 betting directory in easy to follow grids which update dynamically for your convenience.
To take a look at some of the most reputable online sportsbooks and their respective payoff on each fighter, see below:
Cain Velasquez & how many dollars it takes to win $100
5Dimes Sportsbook: $500
Fabricio Werdum & how many dollars a $100 bet gets you
5Dimes Sportsbook: $400
Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum Prop Bets
Two weeks ago, SBR listed the Velasquez vs. Werdum prop bets available at that time and what the payoffs were. Below is a summary of the betting odds moved on the most popular prop bets.
Werdum by submission
Odds today: +925
Odds 5/29: +1175
*This means a $100 wager pays $250 less than it did on 5/29. Handicappers who fancy Werdum by submission may not want to roll the dice on the odds dropping any shorter.
Velasquez by submission:
Odds today: +1400
Odds 5/29: +937
*There has been an opposite effect on the Velasquez by submission market. Two weeks ago, a $100 bet on Velasquez paid $937, today it pays $1,400. The market moving against Velasquez indicates more sophisticated action and overall volume likely was due to the bets on this outcome not happening, with a current price on the reverse side at -1,851.
Werdum by KO/TKO/DQ
Odds today: +1100
Odds 5/29: +1250
*A wager on Werdum today pays $150 less than it would if you placed the bet when SBR released the prop bet comparison.
Velasquez by KO/TKO/DQ
Odds today: -110
Odds 5/29: -135
*The odds have improved slightly for Velasquez by stoppage. Instead of laying $135 to win $110, you risk $25 less with an industry best price of $110 to win $100.