UFC 249 Odds: Ferguson Opens as Favorite Over Gaethje

*It was announced on Thursday, April 9 that UFC 249 has been canceled.

There’s a new headliner for UFC 249.

UFC announced this week that Tony Ferguson (25-3) will fight Justin Gaethje (21-2) on April 18 for the interim lightweight title.

Ferguson has opened as a -180 favorite at William Hill over Gaethje, who replaced Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event.

Ferguson hasn’t lost a UFC fight since 2012, with his last victory coming against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238. On the other side, Gaethje has been on a roll of late, as the 31-year-old has had three consecutive first-round knockouts heading into this bout. 

“It should be a great fight,” said Nick Bogdanovich, William Hill’s U.S. Director of Trading. “Justin Gaethje normally wouldn’t be priced at +160 here, but taking the fight on short notice while Tony Ferguson has had ample time to prepare is a very big factor.

“I don’t see a letdown for Ferguson despite not getting the opportunity to face Khabib Nurmagomedov. There will be a lot of new viewers tuning into this match, so Ferguson should be focused for this one.”

The line has shifted in Ferguson’s favor, though, as the favorite is now -200 while Gaethje is +170. Additionally, Ferguson has attracted 60% of the total number of tickets and 96% of the total dollars wagered.

Odds for other UFC 249 were released on Wednesday, including former NFL player Greg Hardy as -175 chalk against Yorgan De Castro, who is at +155.

Check out the latest UFC 249 odds below.

UFC 249- Andrade vs Namajunas

ANDRADE vs NAMAJUNAS @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
JESSICA ANDRADE+175
ROSE NAMAJUNAS-200

UFC 249- De Castro vs Hardy

DE CASTRO vs Hardy @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
YORGAN DE CASTRO+155
GREG HARDY-175

UFC 249- Rozenstruik vs Ngannou

ROZENSTRUIK vs NGANNOU @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
JAIRZINHO ROZENSTRUIK+220
FRANCIS NGANNOU-260

UFC 249- Ferguson vs Gaethje

FERGUSON vs GAETHJE @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
TONY FERGUSON-200
JUSTIN GAETHJE+170

UFC 249- Alvey vs Spann

ALVEY vs SPANN @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
SAM ALVEY+290
RYAN SPANN-350

UFC 249- Vera vs Borg

VERA vs BORG @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
MARLON VERA+110
RAY BORG-130

UFC 249- Moras vs Eubanks

MORAS vs EUBANKS @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
SARAH MORAS+260
SIJARA EUBANKS-320

UFC 249- Price vs Luque

PRICE vs LUQUE @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
NIKO PRICE+200
VINCENT LUQUE-240

UFC 249- Morales vs Hernandez

MORALES vs HERNANDEZ @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
OMAR MORALES+190
ALEXANDER HERNANDEZ-220

UFC 249- Worthy vs Johnson

WORTHY vs JOHNSON @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
KHAMA WORTHY+200
MICHAEL JOHNSON-240

UFC 249- Hall vs Souza

HALL vs SOUZA @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
URIAH HALL+130
RONALDO SOUZA-150

UFC 249- Stephens vs Kattar

STEPHENS vs KATTAR @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT MONEY LINE ODDS @WILLIAMHILLUS
JEREMY STEPHENS+200
CALVIN KATTAR-240

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