Last Updated on August 14, 2020

UFC 252 is one of the best cards in a long time. Even with COVID-19 changing the UFC’s normal schedule, the fights have never stopped. UFC 252’s main event is a bout for the Heavyweight Championship between Daniel Cormier and current champion Stipe Miocic. Although the betting odds are close to even, the public has a favorite.

Daniel Cormier is bringing in 81% of the cash via William Hill Sportsbook. Miocic is the current champion, but this will likely be Cormier’s final professional fight. He’d love to go out on top with the Heavyweight belt and this is the perfect opportunity.

When Miocic beat Cormier at UFC 241, everyone was shocked. It was the worst fight of Cormier’s career and he’ll admit that. He lost the gameplan early and let the fight devolve into a slugfest. Miocic will always have the upper hand in that scenario.

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UFC 252 Public Betting Splits

Fighter Odds % Tickets % Dollars
Stipe Miocic -105 39% 19%
Daniel Cormier -115 61% 81%
Marlon Vera +260 35% 8%
Sean O’Malley -320 65% 92%
Junior Dos Santons +115 56$ 41%
Jairzinho Rozenstruik -135 44% 59%
John Dodson +200 37% 6%
Merab Dvalishvili -240 63% 94%
Daniel Pineda +235 29% 4%
Herbert Burns -275 71% 96%


Fade Sean O’Malley

Sean O’Malley is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC right now and he’s no gimmick. O’Malley is the real deal. But even the best fighters lose eventually. O’Malley is the safe pick in this fight, Marlon Vera will have to come up huge to beat O’Malley, but it’s definitely possible.

With 92% of the money on O’Malley, it’s a good time to start fading him. Every great fighter ends up losing a fight that no one saw coming. This might not be that fight for O’Malley but it’s worth it to throw a few bucks on Vera just in case it is.

Herbert Burns (96%)  and Merab Dvalishvili (94%) are two more favorites seeing plenty of action. There are big opportunities to fade these public darlings.



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