- Reed Kuhn is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and strategy and analytics consultant. He is the author of “Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers and Science in Mixed Martial Arts,” the first book to quantify drivers and performance metrics in combat sports.
There’s often a hangover immediately following a spectacular fight card like the one we had at UFC 266. But this week matchmakers found a way to pair two of the more violent light heavyweight contenders for a main event that will determine whether we’ll continue to see grizzled veterans vying for the title or if there’s a new young gun due for a shot.
There’s a lot to like as a fight fan, so let’s look if we can also find something to like in the betting lines.
Prelims start at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN+, and the main card begins at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
Odds are courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.
Light heavyweight main event: No. 4 Thiago Santos (-170) vs. No. 10 Johnny Walker (+145)
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