Can Uriah Hall Overcome the Betting Odds Once Again?

UFC Fight Night 99 BettingThe UFC made sure to hold nothing back for UFC 205. It was a celebratory night; New York marked the last major hurdle the UFC had to overcome on its way to becoming the world’s premiere promotional company. The UFC treated online sports betting fans to the best fight card in the history of the sport, and the fans responded by breaking all of the UFC’s previous records regarding pay per view, attendance, and viewership. But now, after their biggest night, the UFC will have to prepare to keep scheduling entertaining bouts to keep their hungry fans satisfied. UFC Fight Night 99 should do that and more. 

UFC Fight Night 99 is the UFC’s next upcoming event and the headlining match should be enough reason for fans to tune in. The event will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, marking the second time that the UFC has made the trip to the Northern Ireland, with the first being UFC 72 way back in 2007. The UFC has consistently been trying to increase their viewership overseas and in the coming years online sports betting fans should expect the company to have an awakening in both China and Russia. Before we continue, let’s take a look at the official main card, specifically the headlining match of the night.
 
MMA Odds – UFC Fight Night 99 – Saturday, November 19th 
 
Gegard Mousasi    -2½ (EV) -550 vs. Uriah Hall    +2½ (-120)    +425
 
Ross Pearson         +2½ (+180)  -125 vs. Stevie Ray    - 2½ (-220)    +105
 
Timothy Johnson  +1½ (+155)  -130 vs. Alexander Volkov  -1½  (-175)   +110
 
Artem Lobov         -1½ (-155)   +210 vs. Teruto Ishihara +1½ (+135) -250
 
Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall will be stepping into the octagon this upcoming Saturday to provide the Fight Night 99’s headlining action. This will be a rematch of their September 2015 bout at UFC 75. Heading into that contest, the online sports betting odds heavily favored Mousasi. But in the end it was Hall who won the bout after an impressive heel-kick, flying knee combo. Once again it seems that the odds are painting Hall as the underdog, despite the results of their previous fight. Granted, Hall is coming off two straight losses, while Mousasi is coming in with three consecutive wins, two of which were by TKO. 
 
Not only is Mousasi coming into this fight with all the momentum, but he’s also a much more experienced fighter. Currently, Mousasi sports an MMA record of 40-6-2 while Hall will be coming into UFC Fight Night 99 with an MMA record of 12-7. Can Hall overcome a man who has fewer losses than him, despite having fought over twice as many fights? The offshore betting lines don’t seem to think so but it wouldn’t be the first time Hall proved them wrong against this exact same opponent. Mousasi will just have to watch out for those spin kicks this time around.