- Frankie Edgar opens as the betting underdog in the latest UFC odds against Cory Sandhagen.
- Edgar is moving down to bantamweight for this bout against #7 ranked contender Sandhagen.
- Sandhagen is 5-0 in the UFC and will present a real challenge for the veteran challenger, can Edgar prove the oddmakers wrong and pick up the win?
As 2019 comes to an end the UFC have begun releasing some UFC cards for early next year. Frankie Edgar will take on Cory Sandhagen at 135-pounds at UFC Fight Night 166 set for January 25, 2020. We preview the opening UFC betting odds for UFC Fight 166 between Edgar and Sandhagen below.
Frankie Edgar vs Cory Sandhagen Odds
Prior to betting on UFC fights be sure to check out our recommended sportsbooks here. Frankie Edgar has an average of 44% chance of winning his bout, bet bet $100 to win $123. Cory Sandhagen is the betting favorite at -149, you would have to wager $100 to make $67 in profit.
Edgar (22-7-1), is coming to the end of his UFC career, after just turning 38 and coming off a loss to UFC Featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 240 in July. At this stage there is not much opportunity for another title run at featherweight so the New York based fight has decided to move down in weight to make as statement in the bantamweight division.
Similar to Jose Aldo, who is also moving down to 135-pounds for his bout against Marlon Moraes at UFC 245.
For Sandhagen this is a fight he has been calling for and step-up in competition that will serve his right if he wins: “I would love to fight either Frankie or Cruz,” Sandhagen told MMA Junkie. “UFC wants me to fight this year again and me and my coaches decided that I need to not be in camp so that I can add in more tools and continue getting better without having a fight coming up.”
The opening betting line here for this card is pretty close, with Sandhagen being the deserved favourite. Sandhagen is 11 years younger than Edgar and his movement and reach could cause difficulty for him to close the distance. We believe if Edgar’s weight cut goes according to plan there is a chance for him to upset the oddsmakers, similar to when he derailed Yair Rodriguez at UFC 221.
As reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN “Edgar’s first fight at 135 pounds will serve as the co-main event at UFC Fight Night on Jan. 25. The card will take place at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, and air on ESPN+.”