Whenever the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its way to Sin City, we don’t have to tell you that it’s massive for Las Vegas sports betting news. The UFC is easily one of the more popular sports in Sin City, as people love it when guys get inside the octagon to beat the heck out of each other. This weekend, some big fights are on the way, as UFC Vegas 80 is proving to be massive for local sports betting.
According to a report, the bets have been flowing in over the past week leading up to this outstanding event. Indeed, people have been checking the UFC betting odds, particularly for the main event between Grant Dawson and Bobby Green. This is a lightweight showdown that is sure to be electric. Both Dawson and Green are going to want to put on a show from the moment they put the gloves on. Who will come out on top?
It’s up in the air who will end up getting their hand raised, but the good news for the sportsbooks is that there are several other great fights on the way. This includes Joe Pyfer going up against Abdul Razak Alhassan and Alex Morono taking on Joaquin Buckley. These may not be superstar-name fighters, but that doesn’t mean that people won’t be entertained throughout Saturday night. These are all quality brawlers who will have folks off their seats.
The betting trends have been quite promising in recent days and you already know that things are going to continue to rise leading up to Saturday. The great thing here too is that plenty of people will be traveling to Las Vegas for this UFC Fight Night. As soon as they land, they’ll be ready to invest in the local economy, which will surely include them putting their money down at sportsbooks and casinos. That’s great news across the board.
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Las Vegas betting as a whole was sharp in September
Looking at things overall, Las Vegas betting as a whole was sharp in September and that’s great news with the summer now in the rear-view mirror. The obvious reason here is that NFL betting is back for people to enjoy and the Raiders are back in action. Unfortunately for people in Las Vegas, the local team hasn’t been playing too well and injuries are starting to catch up to them at this point in the year.
In the Week 4 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, Jimmy Garoppolo was unable to play and the offense really looked terrible. The Chargers were able to make the plays late to get the job done. In terms of the other squads in the AFC, there’s always going to be a lot of attention on the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Bills and more. This of course means that people are going to be ready to bet on them consistently.
We’ve seen this in Las Vegas quite a bit and those wagers are only going to increase as we get closer to the postseason. The Chiefs continue to hold the top Super Bowl betting odds, which isn’t a surprise. However, the Bills just dominated the Miami Dolphins at home and people all over New York have hope that this will be the year that they’re finally able to get back to the big game. Will Josh Allen deliver?
For Las Vegas, and Nevada, the September numbers haven’t been made official yet, but the increase from August is expected to be quite large. August is known as being a bit of a low month across the USA, but things also start to pick up late thanks to the NFL and college football. In the coming months, we should see more positive numbers for the city. Things sure are great for Vegas and the betting operators.
Major UFC bets are starting to pour in for the Jon Jones fight
One thing to keep in mind here is that major UFC bets are starting to pour in for the Jon Jones fight next month. Although UFC 295 will be taking place in New York City at the famous Madison Square Garden, UFC fans in Sin City this week also have their eyes on the future. Jones is one of the best fighters of all time and he’s nearing the end of his career. Every single one of his fights is bet on heavily and UFC 295 will be no different. Will Jones be able to come out on top or will he be upset?
His opponent is the talented Stipe Miocic. Miocic is 20-4-0 in his career, while Jones is 27-1-0. This will be a sensational heavyweight fight and countless bets will be on the way in the coming weeks. That’s obviously great news for the sportsbooks in Sin City. A lot of the money is going on Jones thus far. If Miocic is able to somehow come away with a victory, then there’s no question that it will prove to be a major win for sportsbooks in Vegas.
Stipe Miocic answers what's left for him to do if he can beat Jon Jones at UFC 295… 😅
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