5Dimes opens Gaethje as a -250 favorite vs. Cowboy Cerrone
Published on Sunday, 7/21/19, at 3:04 p.m. Eastern.
5Dimes became the first book to post odds on the UFC Vancouver main event today.
The offshore betting shop installed Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje as a -250 favorite vs. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, who is a +210 underdog.
For all the details on this potential Fight of the Year candidate, check out my analysis over at MajorWager.com.
As for last night’s UFC San Antonio card, Leon Edwards won his eighth fight in a row by besting former UFC lightweight champ, Rafael dos Anjos, via unanimous decision in the five round headliner. Edwards won with scores of 50-45, 49-46 and 49-46.
In the co-main event, Walt ‘The Big Ticket’ Harris made quick and easy work of Aleksei Oleinik in merely 12 seconds. A flying-knee attempt by Harris knocked Oleinik off balance and then the 36-year-old Birmingham landed a powerful left cross right to the temple to put Oleinik out cold.
Harris respectfully requested a spot on the UFC 242 card on Sept. 7 in Abu Dhabi. Harris told ESPN’s Jon Anik in his post-fight Octagon interview. “It doesn’t matter who. Just send me the contract.”
Harris has gone undefeated in four consecutive fights. He’s 3-0 with one no-contest in that span. His split-decision win over Andre Arlovski was changed to a no-contests when he was temporarily suspended for testing positive for LGD4033. However, Harris was able to prove the positive test came from a tainted supplement.
As you can see in my embedded tweet from yesterday, Harris hooked me up with several (cashing) Big Tickets. Give this man a top-10 contender ASAP.
Walt Harris and the ‘under’ are a little too expensive for me tonight, but I like these two props: Fight ends in Round 1 at a -120 price & Harris wins in Round 1 for a +170 return. Also like a Rothwell-Harris parlay that should pay around +150. #UFCSanAntonio
— Brian Edwards Sports (@vegasbedwards) July 20, 2019
Other winners in San Antonio included Greg Hardy, Arlovski, Dan Hooker, Alexander Hernandez, Raquel Pennington and Ray Borg. Harris and Hooker earned Performance of the Night bonuses.
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