Deiveson Figueiredo is expected to defend his flyweight title against Brandon Moreno.
Figueiredo and Moreno will both have a quick turnaround as they collide in the UFC 256 headliner on Saturday night for the 125-pound strap.
When the fight was first announced, Figueiredo — coming off a first-round submission victory over Alex Perez at UFC 255 — opened as a -275 favorite.
Moreno — coming off a first-round TKO win over Brandon Royval, meanwhile — was a +235 underdog.
And it appears there is more confidence as well as money on Figueiredo with the event approaching as “Deus da Guerra” is now closing in the range of -305 to -410 while Moreno ranges from a +245 to +285 underdog.
That means you would have to bet $305 to win $100 on Figueiredo while a $100 stake on “The Assassin Baby” would earn you a profit of as much as $285.
It’s certainly good value if you’re predicting an upset for Moreno.
Here are the opening odds for the pair’s last five fights:
Deiveson Figueiredo last five fights
- vs. Alex Perez (W): -210
- vs. Joseph Benavidez (W): -150
- vs. Joseph Benavidez (W): +135
- vs. Tim Elliot (W): -210
- vs. Alexandre Pantoja (W): -105
Brandon Moreno last five fights
- vs. Brandon Royval (W): -213
- vs. Jussier Formiga (W): +145
- vs. Kai Kara-France (W): +100
- vs. Askar Askarov (D): +135
- vs. Maikel Perez (W): -322