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Why are wmma odds so crazy?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by blaseblah, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. blaseblah Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Roxanne was a +700 underdog against Maycee Barber. That's insane. Roxanne was ranked ahead of her and had several high level wins. If these were male fighters the odds wouldn't be nearly as lopsided. What is it about wmma that makes the odds so crazy? We see it with any hyped female fighter. Ronda was getting much more lopsided betting lines than Jones or GSP were, despite the fact they were much more dominant and well-rounded. Jones, with all his accomplishments, is still not even close to being the betting favorite against Reyes that Barber was against Roxy. Wtf?
     
  2. SyranIncel Yellow Belt

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    Because the skill level is amateurish. So it's like watching kids fight
     
  3. DivineMind Banned Banned

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  4. mb23100 Steel Belt

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    No one watches it so the bookies just make shit up.
     
  5. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    It's Roxy.
    She's underdog in most of her fights. Usually moderate or heavy.

    She had plenty of upset wins during her career.
     
  6. blaseblah Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    But there are many other fights with the same lopsided odds. Ronda fights, Shevchenko fights, etc. Super hyped women get much better gambling odds than men do. Even dominant GOAT level men.
     
  7. AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Ronda and Shevchenko are/were on another level of hype.
    Dominant champions on dominant streaks will always be heavy favorites. Maybe they look so much head above their whole divisions...
     
  8. Iron Skin Banned Banned

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    Because people don't watch the WMMA fights.
     
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  10. nanika Brown Belt

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    there probably isnt very much money or bets on female fights.
     
  11. chubbazz Orange Belt

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    the chance of crazy shit happening is less because they lack ko power
     
  12. Better Every Day Zhang finishing Andrade avatar Platinum Member

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    I guess that a lot of people don't bother to be well-informed about WMMA. And being poorly informed, they more easily buy into hype. For this reason, I've long thought I could make a lot of money betting on WMMA if I was willing to bet on it (and was self-controlled enough to wait for the unrealistic odds that sometimes appear).
     
  13. Sijara Romero Banned Banned

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    The only person I can think of with such insane odds was Khabib vs Dustin, I think it was like -1000 for Khabib and more than +400 or something for Dustin.
     
  14. DivineMind Banned Banned

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    Judging by how easily he clowned Dustin, the odds were right.
     
  15. Rebel_LioN Silver Belt

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    Alexa Grasso was probably on her period and couldn’t cut the extra water weight. Women fights are always a crap shoot.
     
  16. Cylence Flying Arlovski Belt

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    It's a combination of things, but I feel like the divisions not being fully formed plays a large part in it.
     
  17. Sijara Romero Banned Banned

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    Grasso stated already she constantly diets even outside of camp to make sure she hits 115, which honestly a lot of other fights in that division don't really do.

    If you see her at 115 in her past fights, she was pretty cut and lean. At this weigh in, she was pretty big, not even close to flabby like the other 125s or 135s, she was just solid, even with the water weight she could cut, I don't think she was on her period this time, but she has stated that the Flu and periods does make it hard for her.

    Can't wait to see a more jacked up cardio Alexa tbh, could be very interesting seeing her at 125.
     
  18. tangata motu'a Banned Banned

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    I bet the over 2.5 rounds for Holm and Pennington. Sure the odds were garbage at -650, but free money is free money
     
  19. coldtruth Blue Belt

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    This is it. Less variance. Also the talent pool is really shallow so there are necessarily a ton of mismatches.
     
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    yeah thts how they keep all tose lights on. retard.
     

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