Publish Date: 05/24/2022
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
UFC Vegas 55 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, May 21st. The main event featured a women’s bantamweight fight between Holly Holm (former UFC Bantamweight champion) and Ketlen Vieira. Check out the best bookmakers for betting on the UFC!
Most fans, and UFC announcers Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier and Paul Felder, seemed to believe Holm had won. The only two people who really mattered, judges Mike Bell and Derek Cleary, disagreed. They each had it 48-47 for Vieira. The third judge, Sal D’Amato, had it 48-47 for Holm. Bell and Cleary scored each of the five rounds the same. D’Amato only disagreed with his colleagues on Round 3, giving it to Holm instead of Vieira. In the end, the only thing that mattered was the end result and the end result was the upset stood. The biggest takeaway right now is the fact that betting on the underdogs in the UFC has been profitable as of late.
Ketlen Vieira won the decision over Holly Holm in the main event. She was the 2-1 underdog through the split decision. The UFC women’s bantamweight champion improved underdogs to 11-13 since 2021. This means that the underdog in betting now stands at +11.94 units. The UFC women’s bantamweight Division Over improves to 37-5 from the beginning of 2020. A $100 betor has made a profit of +$25 for every fight in the UFC women’s bantamweight division since 2020. Check out the top sports betting sites!
UFC Vegas 55’s betting favorite won seven of the 11 bouts but did not turn a profit. The UFC’s betting favorite is now 133-73.
The ‘Fight Goes the Distance’ prop is the most lucrative betting trend in the UFC. This year, 108 of the 206 UFC fights have been decided by the judges. A $100 bettor has made a profit of +$12 per UFC fight in 2022, win or loss.
These betting trends can be very helpful heading into the UFC Vegas 56 event. Alexander Volkov will face Jairzinho Rozenstruik in a five-round UFC heavyweight match-up starting at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.