UFC Fight Night: Stephens vs Choi Odds

The UFC delivers its first event of 2018 this weekend as UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs Choi invades the Scotttrade Center in St. Louis.

The main event this weekend is a featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi. At Bovada Sportsbook, they’re listing Choi as a -170 favorite and Stephens as a +140 underdog.

It’s been more than a year since Choi has stepped into the Octagon due to injuries and scheduling complications. He had a 12-fight winning streak snapped in his last bout, to drop his lifetime record to 14-2 with 11 wins by knockout. That fight was at UFC 206 back in December 2016, when he lost to Cub Swanson as a -245 favorite.

Stephens has struggled to a 3-5 record in his last eight fights, and owns an overall record of 26-14 with 16 wins by KO. He last fought at UFC 215 in September and defeated Gilbert Melendez by unanimous decision as a -120 favorite.

Also on the main card this weekend is a middleweight tilt between Uriah Hall and MMA veteran Vitor Belfort. Hall is a -250 favorite, while Belfort is a +195 underdog.

Hall has only one victory in his last four fights to move his record to 13-8 with nine wins by KO. He did secure a win in his last fight at UFC Fight Night 116 in September, defeating Krzysztof Jotko by KO as a +160 underdog.

Belfort is 1-2 with one no contest in his last four fights. He’s a lifetime 26-13 and one no contest, with 18 wins by KO. He last fought at UFC 212 in June when he defeated Nate Marquardt by unanimous decision as a -200 favorite.

One other notable matchup at UFC Fight Night 124 is a women’s flyweight bout between Jessica-Rose Clark and Paige VanZant. Clark is a slim -125 favorite and VanZant is a -105 underdog.

Clark has won her last two fights to improve to 8-4 and one no contest, with two wins by KO and two by submission. Her last fight was at UFC Fight Night 121 in November where she defeated Bec Rawlings by split decision as a -105 underdog.

VanZant returns to the Octagon after a more than year-long absence with a 7-3 record, with two wins by KO and two by submission. She hasn’t fought since UFC on Fox 22 in December 2016, when she lost to Michelle Waterson by submission as a -125 favorite.

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