2016 featured plenty of eye-opening upsets in the UFC. We witnessed Bryan Barberena decimate the Sage Northcutt hype train and Michael Bisping shocking the world by finally winning UFC gold over Luke Rockhold. However, when all was said and done, dogs went just 179-307 through the 2016 calendar. Underdogs won at a rate of 36.8%, which is a slight decrease from the 38.5 percent they posted in 2015.
After each UFC event, OddsShark will update the year-to-date underdogs vs favorites record using the closing lines for each fight, as well as the records for each event with the biggest upset on each card. We’ll also take a look at how profitable underdogs are based on a $100 bet on every underdog on every card.
Here’s how things stack up so far this year:
|Event||Underdog Wins||Favorite Wins||Biggest Upset|
|YEAR-TO-DATE||6||18||Jorge Masvidal (+155) Over Donald Cerrone|
|UFC Fight Night 103||2||10||Augusto Mendes (+140) Over Frankie Saenz|
|UFC On Fox 23||4||8||Jorge Masvidal (+155) Over Donald Cerrone|
*event featured a draw, **event featured a fight with even odd
|Event||Profit Based On $100 Underdog Bets||Profit Based on $100 Favorite Bets|
|UFC Fight Night 103||-$740||+$369.53|
|UFC on Fox 23||-$358.18||+$58.91|