UFC 188 Velasquez vs. Werdum Prop Betting Odds Comparison

SBR Staff

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:34 PM UTC

Wednesday, May. 27, 2015 2:34 PM UTC

We preview the betting landscape for the upcoming UFC 188 Velasquez vs. Werdum to help you lock down the best betting odds on offer. Stay up to date with the latest sportsbook offerings for this Heavyweight Title matchup.

UFC 188 Betting Odds

UFC 188 Fight Card
While the order of events has not yet been confirmed, here is how the UFC 188 Card is shaping up:

  • Cain Velasquez vs. Fabrício Werdum
  • Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez 
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nate Marquardt 
  • Yair Rodriguez vs. Charles Rosa 
  • Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill 
  • Chico Camus vs. Henry Cejudo 
  • Efrain Escudero vs. Drew Dober 
  • Alejandro Perez vs. Patrick Williams 
  • Francisco Trevino vs. Johnny Case 
  • Augusto Montano vs. Cathal Pendred 
  • Gabriel Benitez vs. Clay Collard 
  • Hector Urbina vs. Albert Tumenov

The UFC Heavyweight Championship title is up for grabs as current champion Cain Velasquez will meet interim champion Fabricio Werdum in the upcoming UFC 188. The event is scheduled to take place June 13th at Arena Cuidad de Mexico in Mexico City, and the local crowd will undoubtedly be backing the current champion.

This is a fight that was originally scheduled to take place at UFC 180, but a reoccurring knee injury forced Velasquez to pull out of the event, only to be replaced by Mark Hunt.

Werdum made easy work of Hunt, ending him with a TKO in the 2nd round, a result that ultimately secured his place as the interim champ and gave him first shot at a healthy Velasquez.

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UFC Betting Odds
There is no doubt that Cain Velasquez is the best heavyweight fighter in the world when he is healthy, but these very same health concerns could be causing the betting odds to come in a bit softer than they should. For a man of his size, his cardio is unrivaled, and his wrestling skills make him nearly impossible to control. He can ceat you on your feel and you do not want to meet him on the ground.

Online Sportsbooks are offering Cain as a -450 favorite over Werdum, and while it is not uncommon to see such steep odds on offer in mixed martial arts, one should be a bit skeptical as to why the lines are listed the way they currently are.

When the UFC odds markets first opened, Cain could be found at prices anywhere between -550 and -500. With UFC 187 in the rearview, this event now takes center stage, and the early betting flows show small support for the challenger. This can most likely be attributed to the enticing price tag, as a bet on a Velasquez victory offers little payout.


Method of Victory Odds & Other Prop Betting Options
We are talking heavyweights here, and these men are known for their ability to end a fight quickly and swiftly. Every punch thrown has knockout potential, and it is no surprise to see that sportsbooks are offering the KO as the most likely result.

The following is a list of all UFC 188 Prop Betting Odds on offer. This list will be updated daily, allowing you to shop for the best lines availble at any given moment.

Total Rounds  Fight is a Draw  
Over     2½    -145 Yes  +12500 (best line 5Dimes)
Under   2½    +115 No    -37500 (best line 5Dimes)
Offered By 5Dimes Offered By SportsInteraction 
  | 5Dimes | Ladbrokes
Fight Goes 5 Round Distance Velasquez wins Inside Distance Werdum wins Inside Distance
Yes  +155 (best line 5Dimes) Yes  -137 Yes   +650
No   -185 (best line 5Dimes) No   +107 No    -1175
Offered By 5Dimes | Ladbrokes Offered By 5Dimes Offered By 5Dimes
Fight won by Decision  Velasquez wins by Decision  Werdum wins by Decision 
Yes  +138 Yes  +222 (best line 5Dimes) Yes  +1000 (best line SportsInteraction)
No    No   -282 (best line 5Dimes) No   -1442 (best line 5Dimes)
Offered By Ladbrokes Offered By SportsInteraction  Offered By SportsInteraction 
  | 5Dimes | Ladbrokes | 5Dimes | Ladbrokes
Fight won by Submission  Velasquez wins by Submission  Werdum wins by Submission 
Yes  +600 Yes  +1400 (best line SportsInteraction) Yes  +1175 (best line 5Dimes)
No    No   -1910 (best line 5Dimes) No   -2525 (best line 5Dimes)
Offered By  Ladbrokes Offered By SportsInteraction  Offered By SportsInteraction 
  | 5Dimes | Ladbrokes | 5Dimes | Ladbrokes
Fight won by KO, TKO, DQ Velasquez wins by KO, TKO, DQ Werdum wins by KO, TKO, DQ 
Yes  -120 Yes  -120 (best line SportsInteraction) Yes  +1400 (best line Ladbrokes)
No    No   -105 (best line 5Dimes) No   -2750 (best line 5Dimes)
Offered By Ladbrokes Offered By SportsInteraction  Offered By SportsInteraction 
  | 5Dimes | Ladbrokes | 5Dimes | Ladbrokes
Double Chance Velasquez wins by Unanimous Decision Werdum wins by Unanimous Decision
KO / TKO or Decision  -1200 Yes  +335 (best line 5Dimes) Yes  +1200 (best line 5Dimes)
KO / TKO or Submission  -188 No   -505 (best line 5Dimes) No   -2600 (best line 5Dimes)
Decision or Submission  -120 Offered By 5Dimes | Ladbrokes Offered By 5Dimes | Ladbrokes
Offered By Ladbrokes    
  Velasquez wins by Split / Majority Decision Werdum wins by Split / Majority Decision
Yes   +650 (best line Ladbrokes) Yes   +1500 (best line 5Dimes)
No    -1335 (best line 5Dimes) No    -4500 (best line 5Dimes)
Offered By 5Dimes | Ladbrokes Offered By 5Dimes | Ladbrokes
Total Rounds Round - Betting Round - Betting
Fight starts round 5           +123 Velasquez in round 1  +350 (market tie) Werdum in round 1  +1675 (best line 5Dimes)
Fight won't start round 5  -153 Velasquez in round 2  +500 (best line SportsInteraction) Werdum in round 2  +1875 (best line 5Dimes)
Fight starts round 4           -116 Velasquez in round 3  +750 (best line SportsInteraction) Werdum in round 3  +2400 (best line 5Dimes)
Fight won't start round 4  -114 Velasquez in round 4  +1200 (best line SportsInteraction) Werdum in round 4  +3100 (best line 5Dimes)
Fight starts round 3           -156 Velasquez in round 5  +1600 (best line SportsInteraction) Werdum in round 5  +4100 (best line 5Dimes)
Fight won't start round 3  +126 Offered By SportsInteraction | 5Dimes Offered By SportsInteraction | 5Dimes
Fight starts round 2           -415    
Fight won't start round 2  +317    
Offered By 5Dimes    
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