The co-main event of UFC on Fox this evening (UFC Kansas City) is a fantastic women’s strawweight bout between top contenders Rose Namajunas and Michelle Waterson.
Current odds have Rose Namajunas as the slight favorite at (-115) with the comeback on Michelle Waterson at (-105). There is obviously some late money now coming in on Waterson as I’ve seen her as high as (+130) just a few days ago.
I was a bit surprised when I saw the odds release for this fight because I was pretty sure Waterson would be a favorite, even a slight favorite at least. However, she opened up as the underdog and I absolutely love that. I think she has the tools to beat Namajunas both on the feet and on the ground if it hits the mat. Her karate-based style will dictate the range and she should have the advantage in the striking department coupled with her speed. I outright bet her against PVZ too, but I was hesitant due to her long layoff. As you know already, she blew PVZ out the water much like Namajunas did over a year ago.
Of course Namajunas has paths to victory which would be her aggression and using her size to take control of the fight, but at the price near even odds I would still take a shot on Michelle Waterson.
I was lucky enough to grab Waterson both at (+115) & (+130), risking three units in total.
My bet for the readers would be a 2 unit risk on Michelle Waterson at (-105). I got this line from 5Dimes.