Final betting odds heading into UFC Gdansk
As seen on Paddy Power, we’ve decided to run down the final betting odds heading into arguably the best European card of the year for the Ultimate Fighting Championship – and that’s this weekend’s show in Gdansk.
2017 hasn’t exactly been a blockbuster year for the UFC and they’ll be the first ones to admit that, with paper thin fight cards combining with last minute injuries to create a whole lot of uncertainty. Still, it’s looking like the last three months of the year are going to be fascinating with several big time fights confirmed to take place before the ball drops on December 31st.
On this card in particular we have one of the more stacked European events in recent times, with Artem Lobov vs Andre Fili not even managing to make the main card. In that bout Lobov comes in as an 11/10 underdog, meanwhile Fili opens as the unsurprising 4/6 favourite.
As we move higher up the show we come to the co-main event between Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Jodie Esquibel, as the Polish sweetheart aims to make her country proud as she attempts to rebound from a disappointing few months.
Karolina is the heavy favourite at 1/5 with Jodie being a 3/1 underdog, but given how many surprises we’ve seen in Rotterdam and Glasgow this year it wouldn’t be all too shocking to see Kowalkiewicz let the pressure of the event being in her home nation get to her.
But, of course, the main source of intrigue stems from the fascinating main event showdown between warriors Donald Cerrone and Darren Till. The two have been building the intrigue for this bout for over a month now, to the point where many are already calling this a Fight of the Year candidate before they’ve even stepped foot inside the octagon.
In terms of the odds, nobody will be all too surprised to see the veteran Cowboy open as the 8/13 favourite in Poland. On the opposite end of the scale, the bookies realise that Till is still a dangerous man – with somewhat generous odds of 6/5 being offered.
There’s a cavalcade of interesting possibilities heading into the ERGO Arena show this weekend, and the likely electric atmosphere is only going to add to the hype as we continue to count down to Saturday night.
One thing is for sure, we’re either going to see one hell of a resurgence for Cerrone or one hell of rise in stock for Till.