Opening Odds for UFC Futures including Ferguson vs Lee


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is staying busy as the final third of 2017 continues and multiple main events have been announced for the next few months.

Beginning with the next Pay-Per-View, UFC 216 will take place on October 7th in Las Vegas and is scheduled to be headlined by an interim lightweight title fight featuring Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee. Ferguson is currently riding a ridiculous nine-fight winning streak in the UFC's lightweight division. His streak includes victories over Rafael dos Anjos, Edson Barboza and more. He was supposed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim title this past summer but weight cut issues forced Nurmagomedov out of the fight. Lee is also streaking and is currently on a five-fight win streak in the lightweight division. His wins have come against increasingly stiffer competition including Francisco Trinaldo and most recently Michael Chiesa in his first UFC main event.

One month later, UFC 217 will take place November 4th in New York, New York. The main event between Georges St. Pierre and UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping already has odds, but a featured main card bout between two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson and top contender Jorge Masvidal deserves some attention. Thompson had a draw and then lost a close decision against champion Tyron Woodley in his last two fights. He'll square off against Masvidal, who most recently lost a decision to recent title challenger Demian Maia in what was potentially a number one contender fight. The winner of this bout will build some momentum towards perhaps earning another crack at the belt down the road.

The following week will be UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk, Virginia and it will feature a lightweight main event between former champion Anthony Pettis and top contender Dustin Poirier. Pettis returned to the lightweight division with a strong victory over Jim Miller at UFC 213 this past July. Poirier battled former champion Eddie Alvarez in a thrilling scrap, but the fight ended in a no contest after Alvarez clobbered Poirier with an illegal knee. Poirier's last win was also against Miller this past February.

Heavyweights will be in action on November 17th in Sydney, Australia for UFC Fight Night 121 as Mark Hunt battles Marcin Tybura. Hunt most recently defeated Derrick Lewis in a dominant showing in the first New Zealand UFC event this past June. Tybura is coming off the biggest victory of his career against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski this past June.

Last but not least, UFC will debut on the mainland of China on November 25th for UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghei as former middleweight champion Anderson Silva takes on Kelvin Gastelum. Silva ended a four-year winless streak with a controversial decision victory over Derek Brunson this past February. Gastelum most recently headlined UFC on Fox 25, but was on the losing end of a submission against Chris Weidman.

MMAOddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting lines for these upcoming bouts moments ago at 5Dimes Sportsbook.

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UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee
10-7-17
Las Vegas, Nevada

UFC Interim Lightweight Title:

Kevin Lee +145
Tony Ferguson -185

Over 2.5 -130
Under 2.5 -110
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UFC 217: Bisping vs. St. Pierre
11-4-17
New York City, New York

Jorge Masvidal +120
Stephen Thompson -160

Over 2.5 -170
Under 2.5 +130
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UFC Fight Night 120: Poirier vs. Pettis
11-11-17
Norfolk, Virginia

Dustin Poirier +100
Anthony Pettis -140

Over 2.5 -130
Under 2.5 -110
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UFC Fight Night 121: Hunt vs. Tybura
11-19-17
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Marcin Tybura +115
Mark Hunt -155

Over 1.5 -140
Under 1.5 +100
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UFC Fight Night 122: Silva vs. Gastelum
11-25-17
Shanghai, China

Anderson Silva +190
Kelvin Gastelum -270

Over 2.5 -130
Under 2.5 -110
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Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger

Brian Hemminger has been involved in MMA since 2007, and is highly regarded for his well-researched and knowledgeable interviews. He has hosted The Verbal Submission MMA podcast for three years and was a staff writer at MMAmania.com from 2011 to 2013 with an extensive background in live coverage, fight previews and post-fight analysis.
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