We have a great main event lined up for us tomorrow night at UFC Fight Night 161/UFC on ESPN+19, where former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk faces off against former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion Michelle Waterson in the five round main event. The odds for this bout have shifted a bit, as they always do, but this time for a different reason.
Within the past week, Jedrzejczyk and her team asked if Waterson would be willing to fight at a catchweight given the fact that they didn’t feel she was fit to make the strawweight limit of 116 lbs. However, Waterson and her team declined the offer, and as a result, Jedrzejczyk weighed in at 115.5, and the fight is still on and still a strawweight bout.
The odds for this fight originally opened up at -150 for ‘The Boogeywoman’, and +120 for ‘The Karate Hottie’. This means you would need to bet $150 on Jedrzejczyk to win $100 should she win, and you’d need to bet $100 on Waterson to win $120 with a win. This is what they opened at, now they’re at -380 for Jedrzejczyk and +280 for Waterson. Again, meaning you’d need to bet $380 on Jedrzejczyk to win $100 with a win, and $100 on Waterson to win $280 with a win.
It’s quite surprising that the odds didn’t shift at least a tad in Waterson’s favor, especially considering her opponent was having issues making the agreed upon weight. How do you see this fight playing out? You only have a few more hours to place your bets before it’s too late!