mma-betting-oddsUFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson has received a ton of respect from oddsmakers for his sixth title defense against Top 10 contender Kyoji Horiguchi at both 5Dimes and the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The 28-year-old Johnson (21-2-1) is unbeaten in his last eight fights, going 7-0-1 since moving to flyweight after losing to Dominick Cruz for the UFC bantamweight title back in 2011. Only women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey can compare to Johnson in terms of massive betting lines in their favor lately with very few competitors who can match up with them inside the Octagon. Enter the 24-year-old Horiguchi (15-1), who has racked up nine consecutive wins to earn his title shot, including four in the UFC, two of which resulted in TKOs in the first and second round. The question on every MMA bettor’s mind heading into Saturday’s main event for the UFC flyweight championship should be, was the champ Johnson priced too high in Vegas (-1100) or too low offshore at 5Dimes (-505) when openers were released at each sportsbook? Even UFC commentator Jon Anik did not think Horiguchi should be such a big underdog yet also would not recommend betting $10 against Johnson. Another much smaller discrepancy between the two books involves a bantamweight bout between unbeaten 23-year-old Brazilian Thomas Almeida (18-0) and 35-year-old Haitian-Canadian Yves Jabouin (20-9) that will open the main card on Saturday night. Like Johnson, 5Dimes opened Almeida at -505 while the SuperBook had him at -420 before both have seen the heavy favorite settle in at -450 as of Friday night. The only other fight of note on the main card with a decent betting move is the 215-pound catchweight matchup between former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (35-11) and Fabio Maldonado (22-7) in the co-main event. Jackson has been out of the UFC for more than two years following a three-game skid that saw him lose to current light heavyweight champ Jon “Bones” Jones, Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira in succession before moving on to Bellator. That move nearly cost him a return to the UFC, as his former employer issued an injunction due to a supposed breach of contract, which was later overturned just in time for Jackson to remain on the UFC 186 card. Bettors do not seem to be impressed at all by Jackson’s presence though, bumping him down against Maldonado at 5Dimes and the SuperBook. Following is a complete breakdown of the betting moves offshore and in Vegas for every bout on the UFC 186 card…

BET # FIGHTER 5DIMES OPENER 5DIMES LATEST MOVE VEGAS OPENER VEGAS LATEST MOVE
24201 HORIGUCHI 335 600 700 625
24202 JOHNSON -505 -900 395 -1100 -950 -150
24205 DOLLAWAY 145 130 125 115
24206 BISPING -185 -150 -45 -145 -135 -10
24209 JACKSON -315 -270 -45 -300 -280 -20
24210 MALDONADO 235 230 250 240
24213 CAMPBELL 145 145 160 135
24214 MAKDESSI -185 -165 -20 -180 -155 -25
24217 JABOUIN 335 360 350 375
24218 ALMEIDA -505 -450 -55 -420 -450 30
24221 RIGGS 150 175 160 180
24222 COTE -190 -210 20 -180 -210 30
24225 DAVIS 175 175 170 175
24226 KAUFMAN -245 -210 -35 -190 -200 10
24229 BARBERENA 250 325 260 330
24230 LAPRISE -350 -400 50 -310 -400 90
24233 MICHAUD 260 310 300 310
24234 AUBIN-MERCIER -380 -370 -10 -360 -370 10
24237 CLEMENTS 165 210 220 220
24238 TALEB -215 -250 35 -260 -260 0
24241 RAKOCZY 165 140 160 130
24242 LETOURNEAU -215 -160 -55 -180 -150 -30
24245 DALY 220 230 220 240
24246 MARKOS -300 -270 -30 -260 -280 20

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