|UFC On FOX 9 Betting Odds for Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 12 December 2013 11:21|
UFC on FOX 9 Odds
SACRAMENTO, CA (The Spread) – The UFC returns to FOX on Saturday for UFC on FOX 9, which features a Flyweight Championship Bout. Here is a look at the odds for this main card.
UFC On FOX 9 will take place from Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California with the main card bouts airing live on the new FOX at 8PM ET on Saturday.
The main event of Saturday’s card is a bout for the UFC Flyweight Championship with Joseph Benavidez (19-3) challenging the champion, Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Johnson is favored to retain his title, as he has odds of -140 to win, while Benavidez has a money line of +110 to prevail. These two fought for the inaugural title in September of 2012 with Johnson getting a split decision. The two are very evenly matched, as both push a tremendous pace, have some power in their hands, and can grapple. There will be a few situations in the fight that will determine the winner, but expect it to be competitive throughout.
The co-main event of Saturday’s card is a bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber (29-6) and Michael McDonald (16-2). According to oddsmakers, Faber is the favorite in the fight, as they have odds of -155 to win, while McDonald has a money line of +125 to prevail. Faber has won three straight entering this fight, two coming by submission. McDonald is coming off a submission win since losing a title fight to Renan Barao. McDonald is more known for his punching power, as he has nine KO victories, while Faber is more of a grappling wizard, with 16 of his 29 wins coming by submission. The key to this fight will be starting fast, since it is only three rounds, and who is able to dictate where the fight takes place.
For complete odds for the main card bouts that will take place at The UFC On FOX 9, see below.
UFC UFC On FOX 9 Odds
UFC Flyweight Championship Bout
Demetrious Johnson -140
Joseph Benavidez +110
UFC Bantamweight Bout
Urijah Faber -155
Michael McDonald +125
UFC Featherweight Bout
Chad Mendes -850
Nik Lentz +525
UFC Lightweight Bout
Joe Lauzon -185
Mac Danzig +150