UFC Vegas 18: Martin Day Odds Fighter Interview and Betting Profile

Martin Day UFC Odds

UFC Vegas 18 Martin Day Odds and Fighter Profile: Martin ‘the Spartan’ Day comes into his bout on Saturday riding a 4 fight losing streak in the UFC, with 3 of his 4 fights going ‘Over’ the betting total, and 2 of them going the distance. At UFC Vegas 18, Day steps in as a short-notice replacement against Russian prospect Timur Valiev.

Martin Day Interview

Odds.com’s James Lynch talks to Martin Day (8-5) in preparation for his short-notice bantamweight fight against Timur Valiev (16-2) at UFC Vegas 18 this Saturday.

Martin Day: Tale of the Tape

UFC Fighter

Martin Day

Professional Record 8-5
Age 32 years old
Height 5’10
Reach 73′
Wins by T/KO 3
Finish Rate 63%

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Martin Day Debuts:

Martin Day made his professional MMA debut back in 2015 in the Hawaii regional scenes, fighting for promotions like Destiny MMA, Mid-Pacific Championship, and URCC, before making taking his first shot at the UFC.

Martin Day UFC Record:

Martin Day made his first UFC appearance via Dana White’s Contender Series in 2017. Day lost a unanimous decision to Jaime Alvarez, did not receive a contract, and went back to fighting in Destiny MMA, winning the URCC Bantamweight title in 2018. A few months later, Day returned to the big stage at UFC Fight Night 141, losing a split decision to Pingyuan Liu. A rough string of injuries kept Day inactive for 2019 and into 2020, he made his return to the octagon at UFC 251 on Fight Island in a Bantamweight division bout against English-man Davey Grant, losing to Grant by knockout in the first round. In November of 2020, Day became one of the few fighters to compete at both Fight Island and the Apex Center but didn’t get the outcome he was looking for, losing to Anderson dos Santos by guillotine choke in the first round.

UFC Betting Trends: Martin Day

Martin Day
Since 2017 DWCS Debut

UFC Record

Profit (Units)

Opp. Inside the Distance 2-2 +6.75u
Opp. to Win Outright 4-0 +4.73u
Opp. by Decision 2-2 +2.75u
Over 3-1 +0.86u
Fight Doesn’t Go Distance 2-2 +0.73u
Fight Goes Distance 2-2 +0.11u

The best way to back Martin Day so far in his UFC career has been by betting on his fights to go ‘Over’ the betting total. Three of Day’s four UFC bouts have gone over the total, profiting +0.86 units along the way.

UFC Vegas 18: Martin Day vs Timur Valiev

UFC Prop Odds

Martin Day

Timur Valiev

To Win Outright +320 -325
Inside the Distance +450 +110
by Decision +550 +180
Total Rounds Over 2.5 (-105) Under 2.5 (-125)
Fight Goes Distance Yes (+115) No (-155)
Where/When UFC Apex, Las Vegas Sat, Feb 6th, 5:00 PM ET

Since this is a short notice bout, there are yet to be odds posted on the majority of the betting props for this fight. Based on the opening odds, the best way to bet this fight if you were going to do so is definitely by backing Martin Day at +320. Timur Valiev is coming off a very tough loss to Trevin Jones, which was later overturned due to a no contest because of a positive drug test. Yet at the end of the day, the books paid out on Jones winning as a heavy underdog, a fight that saw Valiev lined as a heavy -600 favorite. With Day coming into this bout with essentially nothing to lose, and Valiev coming off a crushing loss in his UFC debut, you have to give a bit of an edge to Martin Day, especially considering how where the odds have opened.

UFC Betting Trends: Featherweight Division

Since 2020 Record Profit (Units)
Over 43-17 +15.55u
Favorite 38-21 -3.45u
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